The Window (Top Shelf). Review by Judy Craddock.
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Matthew Moyer is enraptured with James Kochalka’s wonderfully simple and joyous mix of early Peanuts and Gahan Wilson, earnest smiles, wide eyes, and rubbery bodies. You should be, too.
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Graphic journalist Alexsandar Zograf has recently had his strips amalgamated and published as Regards from Serbia. Eric J. Iannelli wonders how it stacks up against existing graphic accounts of the Balkan civil wars of the ’90s.
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