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
HYPERALLERGIC: 'Tenements, Towers & Trash'
Julia Wertz’s new black-and-white book of comics, Tenements, Towers & Trash, is a stirring ode to America’s most densely populated metropolis.
HYPERALLERGIC: 'Something City'
Ellice Weaver's collection of interconnected comics has everything to do with the concept of place.
HYPERALLERGIC: 'Roughneck' and 'Royal City'
In two new comics, Jeff Lemire portrays a pair of families’ difficult pasts and the obstacles that crowd their paths ahead.
Post: I just count the wings
A short tribute to modernist painter and illustrator Charley Harper.
WASHINGTON CITY PAPER: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
In The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, NPR critic Glen Weldon examines DC Comics’ most relatable property.
CHICAGO READER: 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters'
Creatures invade 1960s Chicago in 'My Favorite Thing Is Monsters.'
Post: More stories than we could use
An experiment at The New York Times Magazine brings comics back to the Sunday paper.
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.
HYPERALLERGIC: 1950s Horror Comics
A close look at American horror comics of the 1950s and the censorship campaign that killed them off.
HYPERALLERGIC: 'Winnebago Graveyard'
'Winnebago Graveyard' takes readers from a carnival freak show to a hallucinatory black mass.
Post: All the fountains of the great deep
Finding my way through the work of Raymond Pettibon at the New Museum.
HYPERALLERGIC: A Fictional Photographer Chronicles a Changing City
On the photographic sensibility of Ben Katchor's comics.
HYPERALLERGIC: Comics that Bend and Borrow from Reality
On the hallucinatory drawings and comics in Sean Karemaker's 'The Ghosts We Know.'
CHICAGO READER: 'Disaster Drawn'
University of Chicago professor and comics scholar Hillary Chute argues for recognizing comics as a documentary form.
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.”