Issue 16 Sept. 2014

Did Goethe read comics?

Comics were not around during the life-time of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, but as a prolific writer who sketched all his life, he would have loved them. The Goethe-Institut with its idea of discovering cultural […]

Issue 16 Sept. 2014

Review: Kid Stuff

Titi Larasati, Kid Stuff  Bandung: Curhat Anak Bangsa, 2010Reviewed by Elbert Or Tita Larasati, a comics artist based in Bandung, Indonesia, carries her black hardbound notebooks wherever she goes, and takes every opportunity to record her experiences […]

Issue 16 Sept. 2014

Review: FSc. 2012. Clairvoyance

FSc. 2012. Clairvoyance (ebook in Japanese, Tokyo: Ohta Publishing; initial serialization in Pocopoco, March-Dec. 2011) Available online: by Jaqueline Berndt Betwixt and Between Artists who employ the manga mode of graphic storytelling usually do […]

Issue 16 Sept. 2014

Book Review— Kubori Kikiam: Strips for the Soul Omnibus

Michael David. Kubori Kikiam: Strips for the Soul Omnibus.Quezon city: Flipside Publishing, 2013Reviewed by Kristine Michelle L. Santos In a nation steeped in Catholic traditions and mores, Philippine comics tend to tread within the safety […]

Book Reviews

REVIEW: Gone Case, A Graphic Novel

Gone Case, A Graphic NovelStory by Dave Chua. Art by Koh Hong Teng. Edited by Joyce Sim.Singapore. Book 1 (2010), Book 2 (2011) Popular culture provides a way for us to understand Southeast Asia and comics gives […]