• Yumi Sakugawa Imagines a Beautiful Future with Fashion Forecasts

    Yumi Sakugawa Imagines a Beautiful Future with Fashion Forecasts0

    Fashion Forecasts Yumi Sakugawa Retrofit September 2018 It can be difficult to look forward to a new year, especially as the world moves in a downward progression politically and morally. There’s a pressure to reflect on the past year, which means considering how we’ve grown, but also remembering all the negative experiences and difficulties. Fortunately,

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  • Ignatz Alert: How to Be Alive

    Ignatz Alert: How to Be Alive2

    How to Be Alive Tara Booth 2017 Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics How to Be Alive turns a collection of Tara Booth’s gouache vignettes into a complicated, intense look at Booth’s everyday life that swings from hilarious to saddening in the turn of a page. From dragging on the layers required to face a cold day

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  • Review: MariNaomi’s I Thought You Hated Me

    Review: MariNaomi’s I Thought You Hated Me0

    I Thought You Hated Me MariNaomi Retrofit/Big Planet Comics September 21, 2016 MariNaomi has had quite a year, hitting two different pillars of comics storytelling with Turning Japanese and the newer I Thought You Hated Me. I already talked about in my “Inspiring Women Comics Creators Today” contribution about how much I loved Turning Japanese.

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  • Review: Leela Corman’s We All Wish for Deadly Force

    Review: Leela Corman’s We All Wish for Deadly Force0

    We All Wish for Deadly Force Leela Corman Retrofit/Big Planet Comics June 2016 Disclaimer: A copy of this comic was provided by the publisher for review. We All Wish for Deadly Force is a collection of Leela Corman’s previously published short comics, one of which I’ve reviewed here on the site. Corman’s comics range from

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  • 2015 Ignatz Award Nominees

    2015 Ignatz Award Nominees0

    If the Eisner Awards are akin to the Academy Awards of the comics world, then the Ignatz Awards, presented at the annual Small Press Expo, is akin to the Sundance Film Festival. You’ll see some of the same professionals you see in mainstream comics (and many you haven’t…yet), but these projects are different. They’re innovative. Personal.

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