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 [...]

Arrivederci, Aroma

Arrivederci, Aroma

The Roman Nose is the classically proportioned comic. Its narrative elements, while not set in stone, are so carefully pared down and lovingly laid together that there is a feeling of inevitability even to its unpredictable plotline. Swashbuckling subversive Michelangelo Tornatore was born with the gift of a hypersensitive nose that can detect everything from [...]

Shared Universe

Shared Universe

Heart-Shaped Hole by Dean Haspiel from Hang Dai Editions; debuting at MoCCA Fest 2015 (April 11-12) and available from Hang Dai Dean Haspiel’s Billy Dogma tends toward symphonies, long-form emo-stential epics that go the distance and let out cries of love at operatic pitch, but Heart-Shaped Hole is like a collection of the series’ hit [...]