graphic memoir

Bishakh Som’s ‘Spellbound’ Is an Innovative Take on the Graphic Memoir

Bishakh Som’s ‘Spellbound’ Is an Innovative Take on the Graphic Memoir

Bishakh's Som's graphic memoir, Spellbound, serves as a reminder that trans memoirs need not hinge on transition narratives, or at least not on the ones we are used to seeing.

Tomine’s Anti-Memoir, ‘The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist’

Leslie Stein’s Thoughtful and Honest Memoir About Abortion

Leslie Stein’s Thoughtful and Honest Memoir About Abortion

The sensitively depicted graphic memoir I Know You Rider is the story of an abortion, but more than that it's a moment in time in Leslie Stein's life.

Isolation Resonates in Tomine’s Ode to Loneliness

Isolation Resonates in Tomine’s Ode to Loneliness

Adrian Tomine’s talent in communicating the intimate, minute details of his life serves to make them universal, even more in these times of COVID-19

‘Dancing After TEN’ Graphic Memoir Will Move You

‘Dancing After TEN’ Graphic Memoir Will Move You

Art dances with loss in the moving double-memoir by comics artists Vivian Chong and Georgia Webber, Dancing After TEN.

Sjöblom’s ‘Palimpsest’ Is Visually Unlike Most Graphic Memoirs

Sjöblom’s ‘Palimpsest’ Is Visually Unlike Most Graphic Memoirs

The title of Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom's graphic memoir, Palimpsest, is an excellent metaphor for adoption generally and especially the literally erased and rewritten documents that define many Korean adoptions. But it is also a visual metaphor.

Sylvia Nickerson’s Graphic Memoir, ‘Creation’ Is ​an Emotional Thought Experiment

Sylvia Nickerson’s Graphic Memoir, ‘Creation’ Is ​an Emotional Thought Experiment

The differences between Sylvia Nickerson's realistically-depicted homeless and the blob-like privileged establishes Creation's central dichotomy and critique.

Time, Space, and Ethnic Divisions Collapse in Aimée de Jongh’s ‘TAXI!’

Time, Space, and Ethnic Divisions Collapse in Aimée de Jongh’s ‘TAXI!’

De Jongh constructs a jigsaw puzzle of personalities, life experiences, and national identities, where even contrasts ultimately reveal connections in her graphic memoir, Taxi!

Keiler Roberts Creates a Gently Comic, Low-Suspense Universe in Graphic Memoir, Rat Time

Keiler Roberts Creates a Gently Comic, Low-Suspense Universe in Graphic Memoir, Rat Time

Picking up where Chlorine Gardens left off, Keiler Roberts' graphic memoir, Rat Time, wanders artfully and unannounced into memories.

​Frank Santoro’s ‘Pittsburgh’ Is a Permanently Preliminary Sketch of Life

​Frank Santoro’s ‘Pittsburgh’ Is a Permanently Preliminary Sketch of Life

The metaphor of imperfection and transition flows beneath every page of Frank Santoro's graphic memoir, Pittsburgh.

Change Course! George Takei Warns in ‘They Called Us Enemy’

Change Course! George Takei Warns in ‘They Called Us Enemy’

In graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, iconic Star Trek star George Takei draws from his family's experience of Japanese-American internment camps to warn of a potentially dark future.

Sometimes Words Are Just Too Blunt: Travis Dandro’s ‘King of King Court’