TCJ’s Robert Kirby reviews Pregnant Butch:

The graphic memoir Pregnant Butch is as direct as its title: a drily whimsical, whipsmart, culturally resonant tale. It’s educational and political, but artist/creator A.K. Summers never forgets she is, first and foremost, telling a story.
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In her introduction, written in July 2013, Summers acknowledges that even in the ten years that have passed since the events of this story, an enormous amount of cultural changes have occurred in the U.S., mostly for the better, including the repeal of restrictive laws and policies like Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act. As she puts it: “There is simply no mistaking 2013 for 2003. Despite its diaristic immediacy, Pregnant Butch clearly depicts another moment in time.”

Read the full review.

TCJ’s Robert Kirby reviews Pregnant Butch:

The graphic memoir Pregnant Butch is as direct as its title: a drily whimsical, whipsmart, culturally resonant tale. It’s educational and political, but artist/creator A.K. Summers never forgets she is, first and foremost, telling a story.

In her introduction, written in July 2013, Summers acknowledges that even in the ten years that have passed since the events of this story, an enormous amount of cultural changes have occurred in the U.S., mostly for the better, including the repeal of restrictive laws and policies like Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act. As she puts it: “There is simply no mistaking 2013 for 2003. Despite its diaristic immediacy, Pregnant Butch clearly depicts another moment in time.”

Read the full review.

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robot6:

According to fantagraphics Ulli Lust has won a 2014 LA Times Book Award for Graphic Novels & Comics for her book, Today is the Last Day of the End of Your Life.The above is part of her acceptance speech, which she presented as a comic.This book is of note for several reasons, obviously due to its content, but also as it was the last book the late great Kim Thompson ever translated.

robot6:

According to fantagraphics Ulli Lust has won a 2014 LA Times Book Award for Graphic Novels & Comics for her book, Today is the Last Day of the End of Your Life.

The above is part of her acceptance speech, which she presented as a comic.

This book is of note for several reasons, obviously due to its content, but also as it was the last book the late great Kim Thompson ever translated.

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fantagraphics:

With a National Cartoonists Society award, Eisner and Ignatz nominations, and best-of-the-year recognition from Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and The A.V. Club, Joyce Farmer's graphic memoir Special Exits was one of our most acclaimed books of 2010. Now we’re going back to press for a new softcover edition, coming this Summer, featuring this new cover design. Stand by for more previews in weeks ahead; meanwhile, read all the praise and pre-order a copy right here.

Special Exits doesn’t have the sexiest premise (it’s about parents growing old) but it’s a joy to read AND has changed my mind about what we can do with comics/graphic non-fiction irrevocably.

fantagraphics:

With a National Cartoonists Society award, Eisner and Ignatz nominations, and best-of-the-year recognition from Entertainment Weekly, NPR, and The A.V. Club, Joyce Farmer's graphic memoir Special Exits was one of our most acclaimed books of 2010. Now we’re going back to press for a new softcover edition, coming this Summer, featuring this new cover design. Stand by for more previews in weeks ahead; meanwhile, read all the praise and pre-order a copy right here.

Special Exits doesn’t have the sexiest premise (it’s about parents growing old) but it’s a joy to read AND has changed my mind about what we can do with comics/graphic non-fiction irrevocably.

From Comics&Cola:

If you were to categorise Joe Decie’s comics, you might put them under diary comics, or auto-bio, but the downside of labels has always been the constrictions they enforce. Decie’s strips are indeed autobiographical, narrating little everyday incidents, but they have a thoughtful lyricism to them, an emotional humour, often wandering into the imagined and fantastical, an effect compounded by the beauty of his ink washed art. He’s published 2 superb books so far (amongst a number of minis), The Accidental Salad, and the more recent, excellent The Listening Agent [excerpted in the image above], both of which I recommend unreservedly. 

From Comics&Cola:

If you were to categorise Joe Decie’s comics, you might put them under diary comics, or auto-bio, but the downside of labels has always been the constrictions they enforce. Decie’s strips are indeed autobiographical, narrating little everyday incidents, but they have a thoughtful lyricism to them, an emotional humour, often wandering into the imagined and fantastical, an effect compounded by the beauty of his ink washed art. He’s published 2 superb books so far (amongst a number of minis), The Accidental Salad, and the more recent, excellent The Listening Agent [excerpted in the image above], both of which I recommend unreservedly. 

Review of Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by The Comics Journal:

In Woman Rebel, Sanger, though her story is definitely of the superhero variety, comes across visually as Mary Poppins on a bad day — red-haired, booted, angry, her shoulders stooped, her mouth a weird worm crawling across her face. (I’ve seen pictures of Sanger and this isn’t even close; she’s actually quite fetching.)

Review of Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by The Comics Journal:

In Woman Rebel, Sanger, though her story is definitely of the superhero variety, comes across visually as Mary Poppins on a bad day — red-haired, booted, angry, her shoulders stooped, her mouth a weird worm crawling across her face. (I’ve seen pictures of Sanger and this isn’t even close; she’s actually quite fetching.)