Reader, Writer

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. dominic.umile@gmail.com

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Monsters 021 article
Chicago Reader

CHICAGO READER: 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters'

Creatures invade 1960s Chicago in 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.'

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Chicago Reader

CHICAGO READER: 'Disaster Drawn'

University of Chicago professor and comics scholar Hillary Chute argues for recognizing comics as a documentary form.

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Chicago Reader

CHICAGO READER: Architecture and Comics (Cover Story)

A Chicago Architecture Biennial event unpacks the interdisciplinary history between comics and architecture.

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Chicago Reader

CHICAGO READER: The ordinary magic of Jillian Tamaki

The thoughtful and diverse comics of Canadian writer and artist Jillian Tamaki.

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Chicago Reader

CHICAGO READER: 'The Oven'

Sophie Goldstein's new graphic novel is set in a dismal future where young couples are subject to government-policed population control.

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Chicago Reader

CHICAGO READER: 'March: Book Two'

March, Book 2 is the second volume of Congressman John Lewis’s graphic memoir of his years as a civil rights activist.

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CHICAGO READER: 'Andre the Giant: Life and Legend'

Like pro wrestling itself, Box Brown's 'Andre the Giant: Life and Legend' is a mix of both truth and histrionics.

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Chicago Reader

CHICAGO READER: John Lewis's Long 'March'

Moved to the comics medium, the biography of congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis is a whole and gripping experience.

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Chicago Reader

CHICAGO READER: 'Ant Colony'

Indie comic artist Michael DeForge's graphic novel depicts a chatty, grotesque, anthropomorphic 'Ant Colony.'