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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!

Update for 6/28/17

The Brian Canini theme continues around here, as today I’m reposting the reviews for Ruffians #3 and #4. Hey, if you want this kind of attention on this little review website, just send me your completed comic series. I live to serve…

Update for 6/26/17

Since I’m obviously still flailing a bit with my interest level in comics these days, I thought I’d do something different for a couple of weeks. Brian Canini just sent me the complete run (13 issues) of his Ruffians series. Somehow I had only reviewed the first seven of them here up until now, so I’m going to post those reviews on the front page again and then spend next week reviewing all the issues I never got to. I’ll add new comments to the reviews when it seems necessary, but hey, most shows are in summer reruns anyway, so think of these reviews like that. And if you’ve never read them, they might as well be new reviews, right? Reviews today for Ruffians #1 and #2 by Brian Canini!

Update for 6/7/17

Hey everybody, there’s a new King Cat out! New review today for King Cat #77 by John Porcellino.

Update for 6/5/17

Sorry about yet another long gap between reviews, but I clearly need a comics muse in the worst way right now. If all goes according to plan when I get paid on Friday I’m going to give John Porcellino’s Spit and a Half catalog a whole pile of cash to get a bunch of comics. You should too! That complete Strange Growths by Jenny Zervakis looks indispensable. Oh, and there’s a new review today for SnowCone City: Rocket to Pluto by Joseph Hewitt. Still with full Korean translation included if you only speak Korean or are trying to learn!

Update for 5/18/17

New review for the last of the current batch of mini kus books, Bad Ball by Samplerman. No reviews tomorrow, so happy weekend everybody!

Update for 5/17/17

New review for Rock Thoughts Volume Two by Caitlin Cass. If you’re a completionist who refuses to read a series out of order, I’m pretty sure the first volume dealt with a different rock, if that helps…

Update for 5/15/17

New review today for Yellow by Liva Kandevica, the penultimate mini kus comic that I was sent recently. If only they couldn’t somehow increase their already ridiculous production schedule and put these things out weekly!

Update for 5/11/17

New review today for Acquisition by Catia Serrao, another from the mini kus pile. Happy weekend everybody!

Update for 5/10/17

New review today for My Life in Records #5: Not Ashamed by Grant Thomas. If you’ve been reading this site for years, that is a name that should be fairly familiar to you by now.