Posts Tagged ‘Best American Comics’

Notables 2010: Adam Meuse’s Social Insect

The daddy of a cute adorable bear family has some kind of disorder where his cute adorable big eyes have grown to grotesque proportions. Cute has its limits. But what’s best is that the story is it then takes the silly premise literally, and gets all thoughtful and existential on us. more

Notables 2010: Ellen Lindner’s Shams, Scams and Blind Faith

The attention to detail as well as the balance between image, narration, and dialogue make Ellen Lindner’s history of Western civilization’s relationship with eyewear an exemplary non-fiction comic. more

Notables 2010: Miriam Libicki’s Jobnik!

Subtitled, “An American Girl’s Adventures in the Israeli Army,” Jobnik! is a memoir about the collusion of post-adolescent hormones with institutional bureaucracy and Middle East Conflict-inspired anxiety. Drawn in an unusual, somewhat-naive pencil style, it’s an inside look at a life most of us will never see. more

Notables 2010: David Lapham’s Young Liars

I am…at a loss. How to describe this unbelievably weird, fast-moving, violent, entertaining story? Not sure it’s really possible, but let’s try. more

Notables 2010: Joseph Lambert’s Food/Fall

This mini is a two-fer, “Food” a creepy/funny tale of extraterrestrial dinner swiping, and “Fall” a pretty reimagining of the seasonal gods who walk among us, and what might happen if they were to decide to change their minds about things. Very strange layouts that just…might…work at play here, as well. Worthy of study. more

Notables 2010: Keith Knight’s The K Chronicles

Keith Knight’s K Chronicles are consistently funny and worth checking out. This two-pager, comparing parenting to cartooning and available online via MDHP’s semi-annoying flash viewer, is a standout. more

Notables 2010: Neil Kleid and Nicholas Cinquegrani’s The Big Kahn

I love the double meaning of the title: Rabbi Kahn dies, and it turns out he’s not a rabbi at all; he’s not even Jewish. His life was a big con. This causes obvious problems for his very Jewish family, especially his oldest son, also a rabbi, who now must question everything, and proceeds to do so. more

Notables 2010: Victor Kerlow’s The Lumberjack and Falling Sky

Victor Kerlow is one of the most prolific and talented young artists we’ve encountered in a long time. Seems like every time I turn around, I run across another of his slightly creepy, off-kilter tales. These two are the strongest of the BAC 2010 lot (meaning of course Sept 1, 2008-Aug 31, 2009). more

Notables 2010: Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura’s I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants is the tale of a very angry 5th-grade girl living in her fantasies (of being a giant-killer) and thus holding the world, and especially any attempts to get emotionally close to her, at bay. It’s told very inventively and convincingly, and Barbara, the main character, is very appealing despite, and because of, her aggression. more

Notables 2010: Aya Kakeda’s Delicious Soup of Horror

A short, sweet, truly horrible tale of soup. You’ll never eat your veggies again! more