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
THE COMICS JOURNAL: 'Shoplifter'
A disillusioned copywriter navigates big-city loneliness in the handsome debut graphic novel from Toronto illustrator Michael Cho.
THE COMICS JOURNAL: 'The Fifth Beatle'
A new graphic novel called 'The Fifth Beatle' is a far from exhaustive look at the under-reported professional life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.
THE COMICS JOURNAL: 'The Case of Charles Dexter Ward'
There's a sense of urgency and a textured work of horror within 'The Case of Charles Dexter Ward', and Ian Culbard's graphic novelization communicates this wonderfully.
THE COMICS JOURNAL: 'Look Straight Ahead'
Psychedelic abstractions are as commonplace as straight, stylish storytelling in the debut graphic novel from Canadian comics creator Elaine M. Will.
THE COMICS JOURNAL: 'Little Fish'
Ramsey Beyer’s spirited, often warm chronicling of her real-life journey through her freshman year at college is driven by both the familiar trappings of teenagedom and punk rock sensibility.
THE COMICS JOURNAL: 'Scene But Not Heard'
Sam Henderson’s hilarious strip swirls and sputters uncontrollably, percolating with riotous energy and wordless pandemonium.