Too Hard on Yourself

Too Hard on Yourself

SCHMUCK by Seth Kushner Debuting at SPX 2015, from Hang-Dai Editions It’s often said that men get to tell their story more than women, and it’s true — but the women’s fearless and revealing life stories stand out because when it’s a man we’re usually only hearing his side. Jonathan Ames, one of the few [...]

Three Hundred and Twenty Million Followers

Three Hundred and Twenty Million Followers

Democracy was meant not to work, because dynamic systems are fixed by their own glitches. This is the genius of the, yes, virus that America’s founders released. You can trademark an idea but you can’t keep people from having it. The ideas proliferate like a benevolent critical mass in Prez, the best new comic of [...]

Littlefoot

Littlefoot

Like Frankenstein, Tarzan is a persona that has ranged far from his creator’s conceptions. More people know the mass-media myth than the source material. We think of brutal, misunderstood manchildren in both cases, tragic in the case of Frankenstein’s creature and farcical for the monosyllabic wild-man. Writer Martin Powell takes Tarzan back to his forest [...]