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Book of Hours

by Bill Baker

The idea that all art is a reflection of reality is true for many reasons. After all, even the most reactionary art bears the dim but discernable negative imprint of the very thing that it strives to destroy, ignore, or reject. A lesser... Read More

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Lewis & Clark

by Bill Baker

Lewis & Clark promises to be “The Greatest Adventure of American History.” Happily, it’s a promise that Nick Bertozzi’s latest masterpiece of graphic nonfiction fulfills with wit, aplomb, and effortless storytelling. Even the... Read More

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Yesterday's Tomorrows

by Bill Baker

Unless one is a graphic art professional or a commercial art junkie, it’s unlikely that the name “Rian Hughes” would mean anything to the average reader. But even a glancing invocation of his moniker in the company of his fellow... Read More

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Safe Area Gorazde

by Bill Baker

It’s long been an accepted truth that conflict is the engine that powers all of our dramas, real or imagined. So it should come as little surprise that war comics have historically been one of that medium’s most enduring genres.... Read More

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Special Exits

by Bill Baker

As its subtitle suggests, "Special Exits" is an autobiographical comic. What’s not readily apparent is that the book’s main focus isn’t upon the author’s life. Instead, "Special Exits" presents a warts-and-all depiction of the... Read More

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Rasl, Volume 2

by Bill Baker

Jeff Smith is perhaps the most accomplished cartoonist and storyteller of his generation, no small praise for an artist whose contemporaries include the likes of Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) and Chris Ware (Acme Library). Smith first gained... Read More

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