This Week’s Reviews

Hai-Dang Phan | Sarabande Books | 9781946448286 | February 2019
“Nimble, cerebral poems.”—Kenyon Review

Martin Peters
Patrick Allaby | Conundrum Press | 9781772620382 | September 2019
“It’s really interesting as a sort of experiment on unreliable narrative. . . . [Patrick Allaby] has a really clever sense of visual metaphors, a clever sense of comics language.”—Comics for Grownups

Death of the Master
Patrick Kyle | Koyama Press | 9781927668719 | October 2019
“Even with all of the alternative comics being published today and experiments happening everywhere. . . it still always manages to knock me on my ass when I read something like Don’t Come in Here, since it absolutely destroyed my idea of what was permissible when creating a comic book. And I am happy to report that all of that continues in, The Death of the Master.”—Comics Journal

The Big Impossible
Edward J. Delaney | Turtle Point Press | 9781885983749 | September 2019

“There is a real depth of feeling in these stories, all of which follow lives from their beginnings to their ends. . . . These stories resonate with the reader, long after putting the book down.”—North of Oxford

Seven Samurai Swept Away in a River
Jung Young Moon, trans. Yewon Jung | Deep Vellum Publishing | 9781941920855 | December 2019

“Off-beat, both in substance and presentation, and good fun as such.”—The Complete Review

A Tall History of Sugar
Curdella Forbes | Akashic Books | 9781617757518 | October 2019

“This one is not to be missed.”—Jacksonville Journal-Courier

Night Angler
Geffrey Davis | BOA Editions | 9781942683780 | April 2019
“Rooted in the pain, wonder and fear of his life as a parent, braided together with his life as a black man, a contemplator of suicide, a son of an abusive father and what is for a writer the perfect avocation—a fisherman.”—America: The Jesuit Magazine

The Tiny Journalist
Naomi Shihab Nye | BOA Editions | 9781942683728 | April 2019
“A sweeping, emotional dive into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its impact on the marginalized. It blends raw storytelling with lived realities to shine a condemning light on the injustices experienced by the Palestinian people.” —America: The Jesuit Magazine

The Human Half
Deborah Brown | BOA Editions | 9781942683803 | April 2019
The Human Half is the kind of poetry book that makes me want to take out my own notebook and write something new and precise. In fact, each phrase of Brown’s poem ‘Write About This’ is a fresh prompt. And if years from now, you read a new poem that feels as if it might have been inspired by a line ‘about an evening full/ of squirrels flying between us,’ know Deborah Brown supplied the writing exercise.” —America: The Jesuit Magazine

Beginner’s Guide to Fantasy Drawing
edit. 3dtotal Publishing | 3dtotal Publishing | 9781909414921 | November 2019
“This is a very hands-on easy-to-follow drawing book that I can easily recommend to beginners.”—Parka Blogs

The Art of Heikala: Works and Thoughts
edit. 3dtotal Publishing | 3dtotal Publishing | 9781909414815 | March 2019
“When it comes to value, this hardback has it in abundance. And if it doesn’t inspire you to put down your stylus and pick up a paintbrush, we don’t know what will.”—ImagineFX Magazine

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