Andrew Moreton reviews a new comic which innovates, not merely in content, but in format… The shtick, the gimmick, the unqualified USP of The Black Project is that Garth Brookes has lino cut and embroidered every panel of its two hundred or so pages.
Andrew Moreton looks at the newest entry from an autobio cartoonist who’s changed his perspective… Jeffrey Brown has been detailing his life in scratchy small panels since sometime in 2002. He keeps on plugging away at the autobio stuff and, like a lot of that genre’s more successful practitioners, manages to keep his fans coming back for more despite not very much happening.
Paul Rainey’s excellent on-going drama series on a world of real life soap! Andrew Moreton looks at the latest small press project from the charismatically deranged imagination of Paul Rainey, still fondly remembered for Memory Man.
Stuck with each other the whole summer, Joff Winterhart’s moving and subtle portrait of a single mother and her teenage son is a very human, subtle debut from someone who should develop into an even stronger cartoonist in the future.
Genisis Reloaded! Jesse Moynihan has taken the creation myths of the great religions, stuffed them into a blender with a bunch of trash sci-fi, video game imagery and chatroom bullshit, then blitzed ‘em up into a technicolour mélange of wild, cosmic originality!
In this strange unsatisfying ramble Seth, who corners us like an under-utilised room attendant in a minor stately home, spins us the interminable, winding non-story of the The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists.
Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit is a breathless unbroken run of extraordinary violence, foul language, and weird cosmic shit that is as inventive and awesome as it is ugly and puerile. It’s 300+ pages so far of non-stop mayhem and the pace doesn’t appear to be easing off, the themes aren’t changing, but in its unerring commitment to all-out carnage and roller-coaster pacing, it’s a masterpiece of sustained vision not seen since the glory days of 2000AD.
You don’t get many pamphlet comics from the indie publishers these days, but Nobrow press are attempting to resuscitate the format with 17 x 23, a series of 24 page single story booklets from a variety of up and coming artists. Mikkel Sommer’s Obsolete is part of the 17 x 23 series, and presents the [...]