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
Post: I just count the wings
A short tribute to modernist painter and illustrator Charley Harper.
Post: More stories than we could use
An experiment at The New York Times Magazine brings comics back to the Sunday paper.
Post: All the fountains of the great deep
Finding my way through the work of Raymond Pettibon at the New Museum.
Post: For As Long As It Rains
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.
Post: Adrian Tomine and the "before and after"
On Adrian Tomine's new comic, his recent magazine work, and a big book from Drawn & Quarterly.
Post: Light and liveliness in Jon McNaught's comics
A short survey of UK artist Jon McNaught's 2014 comics and whimsical illustrations.
Post: Richard McGuire's 'Here'
Richard McGuire's full-color graphic novel 'Here' was originally conceived 25 years ago as a comic strip and published in RAW magazine.
Post: Jess Ruliffson's 'Invisible Wounds'
Artist and writer Jess Ruliffson tells war veterans' stories through the comics medium.
Post: Meags Fitzgerald's 'Photobooth: A Biography'
Meags Fitzgerald's debut graphic novel is one-half diary comics-styled storytelling and one-half comprehensive history of vintage photo booths.
Post: PRINT, Sean Howe, and Wallace Wood
On PRINT Magazine's extensive feature on the history of comics censorship.
Post: Symbolia, Susie Cagle, Dan Archer, and more
A round-up of worthwhile comics journalism/graphic reportage.
Post: Caribbean Horror in 'Duppy '78'
Warring gangs squabble for territory in 'Duppy ’78,' a new hallucinatory whirlwind of sometimes gory, drug trade-fueled violence and Jamaican ghost-story horror from UK publisher Com.X.
Post: ARTFORUM's Comics-Heavy Summer Issue
Even in steamy July, we get lukewarm results from an ambitious, comics-heavy ARTFORUM summer issue.
Post: The Wrenchies, COPRA
On Farel Dalrymple's impossibly detailed graphic novel and Michel Fiffe's weird, neon-streaked superheroes.
Post: Inside Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's Studio
Curated and edited by writer and comics historian Mark Evanier, The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio is a massive coffee table comics treasury.