A lack of men frees Woman World to be funny, bright, and smarter than it otherwise could be

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What sets Woman World (Drawn & Quarterly) apart from the wealth of other webcomics that have begun to get print publishing deals isn’t an artistic quality or subject matter. Originally shared with readers via Instagram, the majority of Woman World’s story can be told in single pages, three to nine panels each. The…

Discover the wonders of fungi in this Mushroom Fan Club exclusive

It’s amazing what a pair of googly eyes and a smile can do. In her new Drawn & Quarterly children’s book, The Mushroom Fan Club, Elise Gravel turns fungi into adorable critters by giving the mushrooms facial expressions that create different personalities. Gravel’s book is an informative guide intended to inspire kids…

If you've never read Seiichi Hayashi, pick up Drawn & Quarterly's Red Colored Elegy  

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Red Colored Elegy (Drawn & Quarterly) is the longest sustained narrative produced by author Seiichi Hayashi, a cartoonist most recognized (when he’s recognized at all) for his opaque and elliptical short stories. His work tends to concern the interior lives of angsty young adults—most of them suffering from oppressive…

A cartoonist longs for companionship in this exclusive Present preview

Leslie Stein’s Bright-Eyed At Midnight was one of The A.V. Club’s best comics of 2015, a collection of “page-a-day” comics that spotlighted her talent for introspective, emotional storytelling while detailing her growth as an artist over the course of a year. After releasing the latest in her Eye Of The Majestic…

This The Customer Is Always Wrong exclusive explores a major women’s issue

After taking readers on a delightful, emotional journey into her past with 2014’s Over Easy, cartoonist Mimi Pond is opening the doors of the Imperial Cafe once again in her latest graphic memoir from Drawn & Quarterly, The Customer Is Always Wrong. Chronicling Pond’s experience as an aspiring cartoonist making money…

DC tempts Wonder Woman fans to comics with 4 worthy Diana-centric offerings

Contrary to what people might think, the recent boom of comic book movies and television shows hasn’t come with a corollary increase in people buying comics. The industry is enjoying a relative resurgence overall, but sales don’t map the characters and franchises that are showing up on screens. The problem certainly…

Marvel just doesn’t know what to do with its group of young, horny X-Men

The first X-Men Prime was released in May of 1995, on the heels of possibly the best-received crossover in franchise history, the Age Of Apocalypse. That story was so well received that it became a problem for the books themselves, caught slightly off-guard by the runaway success of the alternate universe crossover.…

Meet the man who brought us zombies in The Abominable Mr. Seabrook

Best known as the man that popularized the word “zombie” in the English language, William Seabrook is a tragic figure that lived a fascinating life. He befriended Muslim Bedouins in Lebanon, engaged in voodoo rituals in Haiti, and spent time with cannibals in Ivory Coast. He was a popular, well-regarded author that…

Motor Crush will sear your retinas and have fun doing it

First issues are always difficult. Authors have to introduce readers to the world of their story, revealing enough to make the issues satisfying while withholding enough to compel the reading of the second issue. Too often, this leads to cartoonists structuring the issue as an advertisement for the series. Nothing is…

A robot therapist proves itself useless in this exclusive Mooncop excerpt

Tom Gauld’s Mooncop is one of this season’s most hotly anticipated new graphic novels, and it arrives in stores today for readers craving Gauld’s deadpan humor, refined cartooning, and meaningful observations on the human condition. The Comics Panel review of Mooncop explores the complexity of Gauld’s composition, and…

Robots make bad therapists in the deadpan Mooncop

The lunar colony on Earth’s moon has one police officer, and he’s not doing too well. His 100 percent crime solution rate is only that high because there are no crimes for him to solve, and the quiet isolation of his work is starting to have a serious impact on his mental health. Tom Gauld’s new graphic novel, Mooncop…

BoJack Horseman producer serves up funny food in Hot Dog Taste Test

BoJack Horseman fans going through withdrawal after the conclusion of the third season can satisfy their craving for more of the show’s absurd, pun-filled humor by checking out Hot Dog Taste Test (Drawn & Quarterly), the second collection of comics by BoJack Horseman producer and production designer Lisa Hanawalt.…