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 [...]
He wears his artistic influences on his sleeve, Crumb being far and away the most pronounced. This manifests in a familiar first person delivery and copious cross-hatching, but instead of the confessional canon of the Crumb copiers Collier produces what he calls “comic strip essays” – usually self-narrated documentaries where the author’s reflections and musings are woven into and around a true story.
Spandex are an all-gay superhero group who live in Brighton. Martin Eden, spandex’s creator has published four issues so far and they can either be bought separately or in a collectors pack of four that comes complete with a free Pink Ninja Attack badge.