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xkcd: Volume 0

Randall Munroe’s web-comic xkcd does a surprisingly good job of being equally hilarious and accessible, both despite its form and content.

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Hot Potatoe

Bell seems to be part of a growing trend of individuals who exist within the overlap of the art world and comics scene Venn diagram, a space whose very existence contests the necessity of the line in the first place.

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Stitches

Like many non-graphic memoirs that have received loads of attention and landed their composers appearances on Oprah, Small’s Stitches recounts an extremely harrowing tale of childhood.

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West Coast Blues

Perhaps what makes West Coast Blues so captivating is how well it highlights the similarities between film and comics, while simultaneously showcasing its own unique ability as a graphic novel to capture the noir aesthetic through word and image.

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Abstract Comics

If nothing else, it seems that Abstract Comics makes explicit that the line between comics and high art is beginning to disappear.

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Galactic Zoo Dossier #8

Underground music and comics, while both inspiring each other, too, inspire a lot of similar fan behavior as Galactic Zoo Dossier demonstrates.

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The Boy Who Would Be The Beast of the Apocalpyse: Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Mythology, and the Human

Hellboy essentially argues that biology indeed need not be destiny, and that to exist as a human means something more than possessing a certain normative appearance.

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Prayer Requested

Despite its aesthetic slickness and original subject matter, Prayer Requested comes of feeling a little uninspired and flat.

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The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders

So what is it about The Photographer that makes it seem so particularly effective in its story-telling? One reason may be that it is not exactly a comic book.

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I Saw You: Comics, the Internet, and Everyday Life

In this Iconographies feature, I Saw You will be used as a spring-board to understanding how the internet might be examined and made sense of through comics.

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Titan Books

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Tank Girl One and Tank Girl Two

There’s something about Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin’s Tank Girl re-printed collections that feels like a time capsule.

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Three Rivers Press

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The Bun Field

The world of The Bun Field is one in which the reader is forced into the child-like state of both unbridled imagination, coupled with uncertainty, and a certain inability to quite fathom what is happening around oneself.

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Nocturnal Conspiracies

Dreams are presented as reports with no analysis. In fact, readers get the sense that they are having the dream themselves, as they are equally lost and unaware in these curious dream worlds.

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Tamara Drewe

With its hyper-self-awareness of class and clout yearnings among the middle-class, Tamara Drewe comes off a bit like the graphic novel equivalent of Frasier.

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Capacity

If you were wondering if art could be made that is both self-aware and sincere, experimental but not at the cost of being humanistic, here is your answer.

Sara Cole

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