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Dominic Umile
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Dominic Umile is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has recently appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Chicago Reader, The Comics Journal, and more. Follow: @dominicumile | Email: dominic.umile@gmail.com | about.me/dominicumile


Features

Tuesday, May 28 2013

New York City-Sourced Chaos in Graphic Novel 'Strange Attractors'

Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.


Tuesday, May 7 2013

Comics Creator Matt Kindt's 'Fine Art'

Each page that comics creator Matt Kindt produces is marked by an ability to communicate nostalgia that is immediate and striking.


Wednesday, March 27 2013

Congo Horrors Reported Graphically for 'Army of God'

A difficult new work of nonfiction graphic journalism chronicles human rights atrocities in Central Africa.


Monday, December 10 2012

Humble Beginnings: Ed Brubaker's "Scene of the Crime"

In some sense, Scene of the Crime birthed the universe of grifters, drug runners, and unlucky bar flies that help make Ed Brubaker's books what they are…


Sunday, October 14 2012

Diary of a Drones Developer in 'Think Tank'

Think Tank, the story of a scientist working on covert weapons development, couldn't have come at a better time.


Reviews

Wednesday, November 30 2011

Sepalcure: Sepalcure

After a busy year of solo projects, New York City producers Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma deal an aurally dense and lively full-length as Sepalcure.


Sunday, August 21 2011

Infinitirock: Music for Primordial Recollection

Red Hook's Infinitirock makes instrumentals that would shut down a library.


Tuesday, July 12 2011

Kate Simko: Lights Out

Kate Simko's debut full-length might have you longing for the film score fanatic in her.


Monday, May 23 2011

Arthur Oskan: A Little More Than Everything

Early-hours techno as well as set-closers: all in a day's work for Arthur Oskan.


Wednesday, May 18 2011

Dominik Eulberg: Diorama

Diorama is elaborate and compelling electronic music, whether or not you're familiar with the flowery context.


Sepalcure: Fleur [3.Feb.11]
Clubroot: II - MMX [11.May.10]
Kaito:Trust [19.Jan.10]
Mokira: Persona [21.Apr.09]
Faunts: M4 [27.Feb.08]
Inanna: Butterfly [16.Oct.07]

Blogs

Monday, October 7 2013

Garden State Greaser Noir in 'Iron Bound'

Most of the action in Brendan Leach's graphic novel, 'Iron Bound, boils over with smashed car fenders and swollen knuckles in Newark, New Jersey.


Tuesday, July 16 2013

No Place for Daydreamers: Becky Cloonan's DIY Comics

Gothic-styled heartbreak figures into Becky Cloonan's self-published trilogy, but that ain't the half of it.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Murkiness, Creepy Comics in 'Montague Terrace'

Those paying rent at Montague Terrace tend toward paranoia, hallucinations, and occasional nastiness.


Thursday, April 25 2013

The Visual Blitz in Graphic Novel 'Babble'

Comics artist Bryan Coyle drafts recollection and current day settings in 'Babble' with the use of powerful aesthetic shifts.


Monday, March 25 2013

Gay Talese's Magazine Journalism, Mapped in Full Color

A heavily circulated image of a '60s era magazine article outline says quite a bit about journalist Gay Talese.


Obituary Writing from the Desk of a 'Daytripper' (Graphic Novelties) [16.Jan.13]
'Only Skin's' Infinite Unknown (Graphic Novelties) [8.Jan.13]
Self-Contained Madness in 'Murder Book' Comic (Graphic Novelties) [18.Nov.12]
Stephen King's Debt to Horror Comics (Graphic Novelties) [12.Nov.12]
Rear Window's Courtyard, Emphasized in a Short Film (Short Ends and Leader) [3.May.12]
Ernest Hemingway, Reporter (Re:Print) [30.Aug.11]
Golau Glau - Many Free Songs (MP3) (Mixed Media) [14.Sep.09]
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