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
CHICAGO READER: 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters'
Creatures invade 1960s Chicago in 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.'
CHICAGO READER: 'Disaster Drawn'
University of Chicago professor and comics scholar Hillary Chute argues for recognizing comics as a documentary form.
CHICAGO READER: Architecture and Comics (Cover Story)
A Chicago Architecture Biennial event unpacks the interdisciplinary history between comics and architecture.
CHICAGO READER: The ordinary magic of Jillian Tamaki
The thoughtful and diverse comics of Canadian writer and artist Jillian Tamaki.
CHICAGO READER: 'Ant Colony'
Indie comic artist Michael DeForge's graphic novel depicts a chatty, grotesque, anthropomorphic 'Ant Colony.'
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.
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.
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.
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.