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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.

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HYPERALLERGIC: 'Something City'

Ellice Weaver's collection of interconnected comics has everything to do with the concept of place.

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HYPERALLERGIC: 'Winnebago Graveyard'

'Winnebago Graveyard' takes readers from a carnival freak show to a hallucinatory black mass.

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HYPERALLERGIC: 'The Best We Could Do'

On Thi Bui's comics debut -- an effort to understand the refugee experience and her place in her family's history.

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HYPERALLERGIC: 1950s Horror Comics

A close look at American horror comics of the 1950s and the censorship campaign that killed them off.

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HYPERALLERGIC: A Fictional Photographer Chronicles a Changing City

On the photographic sensibility of Ben Katchor's comics.

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HYPERALLERGIC: Comics that Bend and Borrow from Reality

On the hallucinatory drawings and comics in Sean Karemaker's 'The Ghosts We Know.'

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HYPERALLERGIC: 'Threadbare' and Horrors of the Global Garment Industry

Threadbare’s comics and essays demonstrate how the apparel industry is “keeping women in poverty around the world.”

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HYPERALLERGIC: 'The Eternaut' and Héctor Germán Oesterheld

On 'The Eternaut' and Argentinian comics pioneer Héctor Germán Oesterheld, who was kidnapped by his own government in 1977.

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Matt Huynh's interactive comic is an adaptation of Nam Le's "The Boat," a short story about the plight of Vietnamese "boat people."

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HYPERALLERGIC: Two Comics Memoirs Recount Tales of Coming Out & Life in Brooklyn

Memoir comics from Dean Haspiel trace his life in NYC and Meags Fitzgerald recounts what shaped her self-perspective.

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HYPERALLERGIC: A Comic Draws on the Dark Side of Hollywood's Golden Age

On the scandal-plagued 'Golden Age' of Hollywood and a provocative noir comic series from Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser.

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HYPERALLERGIC: The Diverging Worlds of Twin Comics Artists

On a work of magic realism called The Divine and a collection of unconventional memoir comics called The Realist.

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HYPERALLERGIC: Drawing the Dark Journeys of Drifters

For a new digest of comics stories and intricate, free-standing illustrative work, artist and writer Tim Lane profiles familiar, typically unshaven folk: bar flies, train-hopping drifters, biker types.

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HYPERALLERGIC: The Existential Adventures of an Escape Artist

This deluxe hardcover celebration of comics creator Paul Pope’s late-1990s work is big and bold in size.

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HYPERALLERGIC: The Partly True Diary of a Cartoonist

California-born, Brooklyn, New York–based comics writer and artist Gabrielle Bell diarizes as often as she contemplates the very idea of memoirs in 'Truth Is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries.'