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Site News

Update for 10/2/17

Want to hear a great example of “white people problems?” Cartoon Crossroads Columbus was this weekend, and A. right before the con I noticed a late bank fee, which meant that I had approximately $0 dollars to spend on a con I’d been looking forwards to for months and B. even though I went anyway, I somehow managed to miss an entire room, as I realized much too late that there were about a half dozen people I was hoping to see again/meet that I missed entirely. I did have a few really great conversations, and I did get (very few) review comics, but oof, that was a lethal mix of terrible timing and a missed opportunity for me. Anyway, Jon Mastanuono (formerly Jon Drawdoer) was apparently at the con, and even though I missed him he was nice enough to mail me his recent comic a few weeks ago. So there’s a new review today for The Guest House by Jon Mastanuono, hope to see you next year Jon!

Update for 9/27/17

New review today for The Once Great Auk by Caitlin Cass. Everybody have their travel plans all set for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus this weekend?

Update for 9/25/17

New review today for Let Some Word That Is Yours Be Heard by Alex Nall. Keep the memory of Mr. Rogers alive!

Update for 9/21/17

New review for The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins. Oh hey, is everybody planning on going to Cartoon Crossroads Columbus next weekend? You should, because all kinds of great people are going to be there…

Update for 9/19/17

New review today for Goliath by Tom Gauld, which should be a familiar name to anybody who’s been around this website since the aughts.

Update for 9/8/17

New review today for Night Door by Patrick Kyle, the last of the current batch of mini kus comics. Has anybody ever tried to sit down and read all 58 of these in a single sitting? I wonder how the human mind would handle the strain…

Update for 9/6/17

New review today for Ivy Lee: Founder of Public Relations by Caitlin Cass, another in her Great Moments in Western Civilization series.

Update for 9/4/17

New review today for Wag Rag #1, edited by Rick Bradford at Poopsheet and featuring various artists. It’s the first of an ongoing series of monthly comics from Poopsheet, so get in on the ground floor!

Update for 8/24/17

New review today for Eviction by Evangelos Androutsopoulos, which may be the most combined letters I’ve had in an author’s name. Anybody want to dig through the archives to make sure?

Update for 8/22/17

New review today for A Friend by Andres Magan. Free time is short this week, which means it’s time to break out the mini kus books!

Update for 8/18/17

New review today for Francine by Michiel Budel, which wasn’t up in the Secret Acres store yet but it should be there soon. Happy weekend everybody!

Update for 8/16/17

New review today for Valley by GG, as a new gaggle of mini kus books arrived in the mail last week. A group of four mini comics is referred to as a gaggle, right?

Update for 8/14/17

New review today for Hot Dork Love #1 by Mary Q. Contrary, which is very much only for adults. Is it still worth issuing that warning now that the internet exists? It’s not like nudity or sex imagery is hard to come by these days…

Update for 8/1/17

New review for Burning Rivers by Caitlin Cass. That’ll be the only review this week, as things are a bit busy around here at the moment. It should be back to normal next week, meaning probably three or four reviews. Oh, and I’m also thinking about starting an Instagram page, keeping with my trend of being resolutely a good 5 years behind any trend. I’ve just been meaning to dig through my old comics/letters/sketches that I’ve accumulated over the 16+ years that I’ve been running this website (I never throw anything away) and thought maybe some comics minded people might like to see some of it. Any interest?

Update for 7/20/17

New review today for The Academic Hour by Keren Katz, and I’ll ask one more time that if anybody from Secret Acres is reading this, I haven’t lived at the apartment where you’re sending your books for almost a decade. Lucky for you I’m still friends with the person who does live there, but this all makes me wonder how many review copies of various books from all sorts of publishers are still going to old apartments of mine. Update your records! And yes, I have tried contacting them directly. Happy weekend everybody!

Update for 7/18/17

Sorry about the unplanned week off last week, but my internet and cable were both down for most of it. Oh, what a joy Time Warner/Spectrum is to deal with. If you can’t tell whether or not that’s sarcasm, congratulations on never having paid for cable! New review today for Samurai Slate in Punch Drunk or Bowl Me Over by Keith O’Brien and a gaggle or artists who have almost all been reviewed here at one time or another.

Update for 7/7/17

Today is the end of the ongoing Brian Canini theme, as I review the last two issues of his Ruffians series, #12 and #13. Suddenly I have graphic novels piling up around here, so if all goes well I’ll be reviewing a few of those next week. Happy weekend everybody!

Update for 7/5/17

New reviews for Ruffians #10 and #11 today, and that leaves only two more issues in this Brian Canini series. Who will live? Who will die? Stay tuned to find out, even though I probably won’t tell you in the review! That’s how you do a teaser, right?

Update for 7/3/17

The Brian Canini theme continues, as today there are new reviews for Ruffians #8 and #9. If all goes according to plan I’ll be wrapping up reviews of this series by Friday. And when has anything ever gone wrong around here?

Update for 6/30/17

Moving right along with the Brian Canini theme, the reviews today are for Ruffians #5, #6 and #7. I still think #6 was a slight misstep, but who knows, maybe it’ll all look better by the end. Next week: new reviews for the last six issues in the series. Happy weekend everybody!