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.
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.
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...
Sin City enthusiasts can indulge in the next best thing to owning the original art with Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection.
Did Moondog, the Viking of New York City, inspire Jack Kirby's Thor? Or were they simply drawing inspiration from the same well?
Arlen Schumer is known for delivering powerful, energetic and entertaining "VisuaLectures." Explore a preview of his latest about Jack Kirby.
To celebrate the centennial of Jack Kirby's birthday, we share a roundtable discussion of designers, illustrators and comics artists whom Kirby influenced, across disciplines.