Dominic Umile writes about comics and other books. He formerly covered new music for REMIX, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, ORLANDO WEEKLY, MIAMI NEW TIMES, and more. firstname.lastname@example.org
Creatures invade 1960s Chicago in 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.'
On the photographic sensibility of Ben Katchor's comics.
On the hallucinatory drawings and comics in Sean Karemaker's 'The Ghosts We Know.'
University of Chicago professor and comics scholar Hillary Chute argues for recognizing comics as a documentary form.
Threadbare’s comics and essays demonstrate how the apparel industry is “keeping women in poverty around the world.”
In The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, NPR critic Glen Weldon examines DC Comics’ most relatable property.
On 'The Eternaut' and Argentinian comics pioneer Héctor Germán Oesterheld, who was kidnapped by his own government in 1977.
Comics creator Sylvie-Anne “Zviane” Ménard follows two lovers around an austere but enviably spacious mid-century modern cabin in For As Long As It Rains.
In a confrontational collection of new comics, Chester Brown challenges widely held ideas about sex workers in the Bible.
Matt Huynh's interactive comic is an adaptation of Nam Le's "The Boat," a short story about the plight of Vietnamese "boat people."
Real-world obstacles so often encountered by creative types temper the vintage sci-fi weirdness in Dylan Horrocks's Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen.
Memoir comics from Dean Haspiel trace his life in NYC and Meags Fitzgerald recounts what shaped her self-perspective.
A Chicago Architecture Biennial event unpacks the interdisciplinary history between comics and architecture.
On the scandal-plagued 'Golden Age' of Hollywood and a provocative noir comic series from Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser.