Category: Shea Hennum

Critical Takes: Comics Art, by Paul Gravett

by Shea Hennum Comics Art, by Paul Gravett (Yale University Press) Known as comics’ greatest historian, Paul Gravett has recently published Comics Art, a scattershot look at the world of comics, from a mostly historical perspective. With clear and concise prose, Gravett fills the

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Review: The Bojeffries Saga

by Shea Hennum The Bojeffries Saga, Alan Moore (Top Shelf Productions) From its humble beginnings in 1983 as a short strip in Warrior (the magazine that serialized Alan Moore’s seminal Miracleman run), The Bojeffries Saga was, and remains, one of Alan Moore’s

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Review: Blobby Boys and Fata Morgana

by Shea Hennum Blobby Boys, Alex Schubert, and Fata Morgana, Jon Vermilyea (Koyama Press) In Blobby Boys, cartoonist Alex Schubert creatively combines sharp, geometric shapes with organic, obtuse form to completely bypass the established visual vocabulary. That’s not to say that his cartooning

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Review: Old City Blues Vol. 2

by Shea Hennum Old City Blues, Vol. 2, by Giannis Milonogiannis (Archaia Entertainment) The second collection of Giannis Milonogiannis’s webcomic Old City Blues is both the best example of the artist’s cartooning and the work that best shows off his influences.

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Review: The Best of Milligan & McCarthy

by Shea Hennum The Best of Milligan & McCarthy, by Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy (Dark Horse Books) Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy are, individually, two of the most underrated comic creators of all times, both producing incredibly diverse bodies of

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Review: March: Book 1

By Shea Hennum March: Book 1, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf) March is an interesting book. It is at once a deeply personal story, told from the perspective of its narrator and co-author, U.S. Representative

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Review: Beirut 1990: Snapshots of a Civil War

By Shea Hennum In 1990 brothers Bruno and Sylvain Ricard traveled from France to Beirut, Lebanon, a country, which at the time was in the throes of a terrible internal conflict. They traveled to Lebanon via Cyprus to serve as

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