• Exploring Our Fathersons in Frontier #13

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    Frontier #13: Fatherson Richie Pope Youth In Decline September 25, 2016 I got to see Richie Pope on The Black Comics/Race and Comics panel at the 2016 Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF). It was the first time I heard of Pope and got to see his art projected on the hotel conference room screen. I left

  • Frontier #14: Rebecca Sugar

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    Frontier #14: Rebecca Sugar Rebecca Sugar Youth In Decline December 2016 The cover of Frontier #14 is not misleading. This is, in part, a comic about progress, corrections, revisiting, and reworking past ideas. The layers of pencil, corrective tape, and marker are a motif, the vehicle through which Sugar makes her point. After the front

  • Frontier #12: Kelly Kwang — It’s the Aesthetic

    Frontier #12: Kelly Kwang — It’s the Aesthetic0

    Frontier #12: Kelly Kwang Kelly Kwang Youth In Decline May, 2016 When I recommend Frontier to people, I say that it’s an anthology of comics and art books by interesting indie cartoonists. This issue, Kelly Kwang’s first published work, is a bit more art book than illustrated story. It’s still a comic, though, so don’t

  • Jillian Tamaki’s Sex Coven Is Back in Print: Go Buy It! [Review]

    Jillian Tamaki’s Sex Coven Is Back in Print: Go Buy It! [Review]0

    Frontier #7: Sex Coven Jillian Tamaki Youth In Decline April 2015 Late last year the Loser City crew invited me to participate in making a giant list of comics that don’t suck. I wrote several blurbs for their The 100 Best Comics of the First Half of the 2010s, including one on Jillian Tamaki’s Sex Coven.

  • Frontier #11: BDSM, by Eleanor Davis

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    Frontier #11: BDSM Eleanor Davis Youth In Decline February 2016 BDSM takes place on a porn set. Two women, one a dom the other a sub, are playing out a mistress/maid scene while an all-male crew — save the makeup artist — directs and shoots. The director calls for a halt: the sub is too