Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kirby Your Enthusiasm, ep. 19: Got Milkshadow?


IN WHICH I review several books and comics sent to me by Aussie publishing house Milkshadow Books (www.milkshadowbooks.com or milkshadow.wordpress.com.

Running time: 18 min.
http://kirbyyourenthusiasm.libsyn.com/webpage/kirby-your-enthusiasm-ep-19-got-milkshadow-

Thanks to James Andre for sending me the books. :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

KYE ep. 18: Daytripping


WHERE I talk about my indy read-fest from last month. Maus, Daytripper, lots of Jason Lutes and Adrian Tomine...and more.

Oh...and I forgot to mention Mr Wonderful by Dan Clowes. That was also an excellent read. :)

Running time: approx. 25 minutes
http://kirbyyourenthusiasm.libsyn.com/webpage/kye-ep-18-daytripping

Saturday, March 3, 2012

COMICS READING FOR FEBRUARY: “It’s an indy kinda summer”



* NOW WITH STAR RATINGS (ala Wrestling Observer Newsletter PPV reports) *

HOW I RATE THE COMICS VIA THE ALAN MOORE SCALE

*****   Watchmen, Marvelman, V For Vendetta

****     From Hell, Supreme, Swamp Thing, Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?

***        League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the first two series), Axel Pressbutton, Tom Strong

**           Promethea

*             LoEG: Century: 1969

DUD  (or lower)     anything he’s written for Avatar or any of the non-comics drivel he shits out on a regular basis

1. Jar Of Fools  by Jason Lutes (Faber & Faber, 2008) ****¼  

2.-9. Berlin Book One: City Of Stones by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly, 2001) ****½

- originally published in Berlin #1-8

10.-17. Berlin Book Two: City Of Smoke by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly, 2009) ****½

- originally published in Berlin #9-16

18. Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine (Faber & Faber, 2007) ****

19. Scrapbook: Uncollected Work: 1990-2004 by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly, 2005) ****

20. Mister Wonderful by Daniel Clowes (Pantheon Books, 2011) ****

21. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman (Penguin Books, 1986) *****

22. Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began (Pantheon, 1991) *****

23. Breakdowns: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young %@?*! (Viking, 2008) ***

- originally published as Breakdowns (Belier Press, 1977)

24.-33 Daytripper by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá (Vertigo, 2011) ****¼

- originally published in Daytripper #1-10 (Vertigo, 2010)

34. De:TALES by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá (Dark Horse, 2010) ***

35. Salem Brownstone: All Along The Watchtowers by John Hattis Dunning & Nikhil Singh (Walker Books, 2009) **