The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Anyone who's been into a comic shop or looked at the 'graphic novel' section of a regular bookshop can't fail to have noticed, standing out somewhat from the usual comic book fare, Art Spiegelman's Maus with it stylised 'cat-swastika' and pair of impoverished looking mice on the cover. As a regular reader of comics Maus... Continue Reading →

Akira (Book One) by Katsuhiro Otomo

Since the western release of the anime film version of Katsuhiro Otomo's early 1980s manga Akira it has entered the western pop culture lexicon like few other things from the Far East, arguably kick starting the ongoing fascination with Japanese culture in the western world that spans from the films of Studio Ghibli to the... Continue Reading →

From Hell

Alan Moore’s writing has always been something apart from what was around him. Certainly his 1980s work for American comics giant DC has, and can be, included with that decades re-evaluation of the form, but even next to his contemporaries from that era his work has always seemed to stand apart. So, from the voice... Continue Reading →

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