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True Swamp

by Bill Baker

There are any number of clever ways of categorizing "True Swamp", each of them more or less accurate; most recently, I’ve taken to referring to it as a profane post-punk Pogo. However, the single word that all of those descriptions... Read More

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Oceanverse

by Bill Baker

In many ways, "Oceanverse" is a harbinger of things to come for publishing in general, and for graphic novel publishing, in particular. First, it’s a self-published project, and a print collection of a webcomic. (A webcomic is any... Read More

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My Friend Dahmer

by Bill Baker

In the hands of a less talented creator, "My Friend Dahmer" would find its place alongside other “True Crime” books, volumes that mostly give readers the gory details in superheated prose, but which provide little insight into how... Read More

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The Sigh

by Bill Baker

On the surface, Marjane Satrapi’s "The Sigh" is a simple fable, a momentary escape from reality into a world fueled by a child-like acceptance of both the mundane and fantastic. However, as with all the gifted cartoonist’s previous... Read More

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The Goon vol. 1

by Bill Baker

With a wealth of entertaining and engaging comic collections and original graphic novels debuting almost every week, it’s become far too easy to ignore the reappearance of older material, no matter what its pedigree. Add in the... Read More

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