Reviews

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 on these visual diaries. Kid Stuff is a selection of pages and entries from these notebooks, capturing moments of her life as a wife and a [...]

Review: FSc. 2012. Clairvoyance

FSc. 2012. Clairvoyance (ebook in Japanese, Tokyo: Ohta Publishing; initial serialization in Pocopoco, March-Dec. 2011) Available online:  http://www.poco2.jp/comic/clairvoyance/Reviewed by Jaqueline Berndt Betwixt and Between Artists who employ the manga mode of graphic storytelling usually do not enter the category of “alternative comics,” as “manga” stands rather for successfully [...]

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 of childish humour or political satire. Hardly do Philippine comics represent characters with offensive or lewd behaviour nor has it, in recent years, even [...]

Review: David Rumsey On-line Historic Maps

URL: davidrumsey.comCreator: David Rumsey, President, Cartography Associates, San Francisco, California The Past as a Foreign Country: Exploring Historical Maps on the Internet It appears that the operational domain of the mapping discourse extends far beyond the knowledge of space and enters our memory as well. In fact, it is through this mediation of historical maps that the domains of space [...]