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…

Koyama exclusive: Ben Sears’ Night Air offers a rich, all-ages fantasy

Koyama Press’ spring lineup of titles features a huge variety of different genres and styles, but Ben Sears’ Night Air is the only book aimed at an all-ages audience. Starring a young boy and his robot on a mission to find the treasure hidden deep within a haunted house, the new graphic novel showcases the craft and…

Koyama exclusive: After Nothing Comes spotlights a bold cartoonist’s evolution

With her rich, evocative artwork and compelling, poetic storytelling, Aidan Koch is one of the most fascinating cartoonists working today, and the new Koyama Press graphic novel After Nothing Comes traces her evolution by collecting six of Koch’s out-of-print zines from the last eight years. While all of the comics…

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…