Black Panther the movie has just been released. Marvel’s new Black Panther: World of Wakanda spin-off series just scored this year’s GLAAD Media Outstanding Comic Book Award. And here in real life, conventions and exhibitions nationwide are honoring the talents and accomplishments of black comics creators.
Chris Ware’s Building Stories blew apart entrenched meanings of “book” and “graphic novel.” So how does he top that? Well, now there’s Monograph. Let's have a look inside.
If it’s a nearly 300-page graphic novel about the history of crossword puzzles, and it’s titled Fun, then it better be pretty damn entertaining. And yes, Italian artist Paolo Bacilieri delivers the fun, both narratively and visually.
Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.
If there was a designer “best of the best ofs” list for comics, My Favorite Thing is Monsters would easily be 2017's winner. As it is, Emil Ferris' breakthrough, groundbreaking graphic novel seems to have appeared on practically every comics-centric books-of-the-year list.
Obsessed with dots? You're in luck. From 1950s-era Harvey Comics' Little Dot to shows by avant-garde art’s latest superstar, Yayoi Kusama, the concept of dots in endless, relentless repetition is alive and prospering.
Fletch Hanks was described as "the most bonkers comic book creator ever." He created with a distinctive voice unlike any other, for better or worse.
Illustration history has long been neglected. That is, until now.
Hollywood in Havana is a must-see exhibit where the posters were produced by Cuba’s Film Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry.
The Green Hand and Other Stories by Nicole Claveloux is 2017’s best book in celebration of a European comics artist. Why? Glad you asked...