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Review: ‘The Mushroom Fan Club’

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The Mushroom Fan Club Writer/artist Elise Gravel Drawn and Quarterly; $17.95 Do you like mushrooms? If you do, there’s a pretty good chance that you don’t like them quite as much as Elise Gravel does. And if you do not, there’s a pretty good chance that you will by the time you finish Gravel’s Mushroom […]

Review: ‘The Dangerous Journey’

The Dangerous Journey

The Dangerous Journey Writer/artist: Tove Jansson Drawn and Quarterly; $16.95 The latest of Tove Jansson’s works to be republished in North America by Drawn and Quarterly is also the beloved artist’s last. Originally published in 1977, Jansson’s final picture book The Dangerous Journey is a particularly interesting last work, as it can now be read—whether […]

Review: ‘Moominmamma’s Maid’

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Moominmamma’s Maid Writer/artist: Tove Jansson Drawn and Quarterly; $9.95 The late Finnish writer, artist, and cartoonist Tove Jansson’s Moomin characters have delighted readers of all ages in several very distinct corners of the globe for generations now. In our corner of the globe, Canadian publisher Drawn and Quarterly has been re-packaging and republishing Jansson’s comic […]

Review: ‘Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro’

Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro Writer/artist: Shigeru Mizuki Drawn and Quarterly; $12.95 The signature work of the late Shigeru Mizuki, who just passed away last year, was his GeGeGe no Kitaro/Hakaba no Kitaro comic. The series originally ran from 1960 to 1969 and starred Mizuki’s own idiosyncratic reinvention of a once-popular kamishibai/paper theater character. Mizuki’s […]