The A.V. Club’s favorite comics of 2017 so far

From war-torn South Vietnam to the apartment of supernatural stoners to a psychedelic plane of reality inside a laundry machine, the best comic books of 2017 (thus far) have taken readers to some fascinating places. The A.V. Club has assembled a list of the can’t-miss titles from the first half of the year, and it’s…

Koyama exclusive: Don’t Come In Here imagines a surreal alternate Springfield

The title of Patrick Kyle’s new Koyama graphic novel Don’t Come In Here is a warning, and some readers may feel alienated once they enter the abstract world Kyle creates on the page. Following a nameless tenant over the course of their lease in a new apartment, the book offers a bold perspective on the domestic…

NSFW Koyama exclusive: What Is Obscenity? tells the true story of a renegade artist

The life of Japanese artist Rokudenashiko is one in which reality has become stranger than fiction. Known for her manko (vagina) art that includes manko-shaped dioramas (dioramanko), manko iPhone cases, and the world’s first manko­-shaped kayak, Rokudenashiko was arrested by the police in July 2014 for “distribution…

Our favorite graphic novels, one-shots, and archives of 2015

Two stunning works by twin brothers. A biography of Adolf Hitler by a manga master. A first-person account of the civil rights movement from one of its key figures. A webcomic about race in superhero comics. These are just a few of the exemplary graphic novels, one-shots, and archive editions releases in 2015, and…