Buddy Does Seattle – Review

February 3, 2006

By the great Peter Bagge, this is a helluva book with 336 pages of black and white humor. The complete Buddy Bradley stories from Bagge’s Hate comics Vol. 1.

Underground Station – Column

July 23, 2003

What the book lacks in full sweep of its subject, it replaces with good looks. The editing is excellent and the content can be stunning. Its display of underground art pieces – some of it rare – brings you to realize that this movement laid a lot of bricks in the foundation of alternative illustrated periodicals.

Underground Station – Column

April 18, 2003

Ever since Robert Crumb and Justin Green, there’s been a glut of young artists sure that we want to read their personal anecdotes of growth. Summer Blonde captures issues #5 through #8 of Adrian Tomine’s personal comic, Optic Nerve, and looks to be a blockbuster.

Underground Station – Column

January 3, 2003

The owner of Knockabout Publishing, Tony Bennett (don’t start) is one of the brighter, more capable editors in the business alongside Ron Turner of Last Gasp, Denis Kitchen of the late Kitchen Sink, and the Fantagraphics gang.

Your Flesh Quarterly – Review

March 1, 1998

Its selection of features on semi-obscure bands and fringe artists remains impeccable, as does its criticism. One of the best-marbled slabs o’ beef on the stands.

The Comics Journal – Review

June 1, 1997

About the best editorial forum that delves into Comics; not the “new releases,” but the history of the medium with interviews from the best and most worthy.