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Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover

Husband and Wife Graphic Novel Creators Reveal the Recipe for a Gingerbread Girl

Feb 17, 2011

Gingerbread Girl is an upcoming original graphic novel created by the husband and wife team of Paul Tobin (writer) and Colleen Coover (artist). The book is being marketed in an interesting way: Top Shelf, the publisher, is posting pages of it online, for free, before the “tree pulp” version arrives in May. So really, there’s no excuse not to check it out at Top Shelf 2.0 (along with some other fine content). Colleen and Paul took some time to answer a few questions about the book, and more. More


Strong Female Protagonist

Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag

Jan 05, 2015

There have been so many “what if superhumans existed in the real world” stories that it takes a fresh view and top execution to stand out. Brennan Lee Mulligan (words) and Molly Ostertag (art) have nailed both. More

Oct 24, 2014

Collecting three volumes that concerned Ms. Murray and Co. (1910, 1969, 2009), Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill demonstrate their mastery of comics storytelling in this sprawling, Easter-egg filled amalgamation of lit and pop culture. More

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer

Written by Van Jensen; Art by Dusty Higgins

Jul 02, 2014

For a comic that sounds like it’s either a one-note joke or cashing in on a tired tween trend, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, written by Van Jensen and illustrated by Dusty Higgins, is a remarkable story about love, sacrifice, and really bad action movie one-liners. More

Scene but Not Heard

Sam Henderson

Dec 03, 2013

Simply: if sight gags are appealing to you, you won’t find many at this level of expertise or approaching this creativity. This is really wonderful all-ages stuff that was easy to miss, since it was only printed in a children’s magazine for 16 years. More

Oct 29, 2013

This compendium of Keith Knight’s one-page strip The K Chronicles largely concerns cartoons involving his son, and to a lesser extent the election of the United States’ first black president, Barack Obama. More

Jun 24, 2010

Writer JD Arnold and artist Rich Koslowski (award-winning creator of Three Fingers and The King) weave a rich and sometimes savage tapestry of 1920s Southern life with BB Wolf and the Three LPs. The skeletal story may stem from the fairy tale we all know, The Three Little Pigs, being turned on its ear, but dark ruminations on slavery, racism, blues/soul music, alcoholism, and the ramifications of vengeful murder, bubble up to the surface. More