Graphic Novels

Webcomics Wednesday: Ariel Ries’ Witchy

Webcomics Wednesday: Ariel Ries’ Witchy

This week’s installment of Webcomics Wednesday features Ariel Ries’ Witchy, a comic combining so many of the things I adore in webcomics—beautiful art, a carefully chosen color palette, dynamic characters, rich world building, and smart pacing. With a series of cleverly delivered reveals, Reis unspools a story of hidden power, corrupt government, and long-held secrets, […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Tim Gibson’s Moth City

Webcomics Wednesday: Tim Gibson’s Moth City

A Webcomics Wednesday during Mystery Month calls for something gritty, and Tim Gibson’s Moth City more than fits the bill. In Moth City, located on a remote island off mainland China, lawless American profiteer McCaw has set up a weapons manufacturing factory outside the jurisdiction of both his home country and his adopted one. He’s brash, overconfident, […]

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Webcomics Wednesday, the Thursday Edition: Tracy Jennifer Butler’s Lackadaisy

Webcomics Wednesday, the Thursday Edition: Tracy Jennifer Butler’s Lackadaisy

Though technical difficulties may have gotten in the way of our usually scheduled programming yesterday, this maverick comics blogger won’t let something as arbitrary as an alliterative blog series title stop her from showcasing yet another worthy webcomic. Tracy Jennifer Butler’s Lackadaisy follows a group of rum-runners and hooch-slingers in the waning days of their speakeasy, the […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Dylan Meconis’ Family Man

Webcomics Wednesday: Dylan Meconis’ Family Man

This week’s installment of Webcomics Wednesday might, at first blush, seem terribly highbrow: Dylan Meconis’ Family Man follows Luther Levy, a half-Jewish, probably atheist, eighteenth-century German Spinoza scholar, who finally finds an academic home at a fledgling university in the eastern reaches of the country, after having his dissertation rejected on the grounds of his religion, […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Aatmaja Pandya’s Travelogue

Webcomics Wednesday: Aatmaja Pandya’s Travelogue

Now, I’m a little allergic to hard-line genre distinctions, but bear with me as I dip my toe into the topic of webcomics categories, since it’s particularly pertinent for this week’s Webcomics Wednesday pick. Of course there are exceptions, but generally, webcomics fall into one of the following: gag strips, journal comics, and cohesive fictional narratives. What […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Blue Delliquanti’s O Human Star

Webcomics Wednesday: Blue Delliquanti’s O Human Star

Get your thinking caps on, Webcomics Wednesday fans, because this week’s selection will set your neurons firing. Blue Delliquanti’s O Human Star opens with a mysterious, wordless sequence: A burly man stumbles down an industrial street, and when he arrives home, it’s clear there’s been some kind of trouble. A table has been knocked over. Papers are strewn all […]

A Sneak Peek of Booklist’s Interview with Faith Erin Hicks

A Sneak Peek of Booklist’s Interview with Faith Erin Hicks

As First Second celebrates their tenth anniversary of publishing excellent graphic novels, we wanted to chime in with our congratulations. This year, they’re publishing the fantastic Nameless City, by First Second stalwart Faith Erin Hicks. You’ll find a review in our upcoming March 15 issue, Spotlight on Graphic Novels, along with an interview with Hicks […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Maikel Verkoelen’s To Be a Comic

Webcomics Wednesday: Maikel Verkoelen’s To Be a Comic

This week’s Webcomics Wednesday takes us down a metaliterary rabbit hole. Dutch comics artist Maikel Verkoelen’s To Be a Comic opens with the cartoonist, Mik (Verkoelen’s pen name), tumbling from the top of the page and crash landing at a desk, where he discovers a talking coffee mug (Cup) and sheet of paper, waiting for him to get […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Victoria Grace Elliott’s Balderdash! Or, a Tale of Two Witches

Webcomics Wednesday: Victoria Grace Elliott’s Balderdash! Or, a Tale of Two Witches

In my last installment of Webcomics Wednesday, I picked a comic to banish your winter blues. I still think Magic Realms fits that description, but this week’s pick—Victoria Grace Elliott’s Balderdash! Or, a Tale of Two Witches—does too. Maybe, like Magic Realms, it’s the magic girls at the center of Elliott’s comic, but I have a suspicion it […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Mildred Louis’ Agents of the Realm

Webcomics Wednesday: Mildred Louis’ Agents of the Realm

In the dreary depths of January, it’s important to pick a webcomic that’s a breezy, welcome distraction from the sunless days and skin-freezing windchill. OK, so I’m being a bit melodramatic, but Mildred Louis’ Agents of the Realm is nevertheless a warm, engrossing story that will banish your winter blues with its winning combination of fantasy action, heartwarming […]