Sequential State – the comics criticism archive of Alex Hoffman

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  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2018: Part 1

    Comics That Challenged Me in 2018: Part 1

    It’s been tradition at Sequential State to run a series of microreview articles at the beginning of each calendar year. These articles are my “Comics That Challenged Me” lists, and they’re a function of how I think about the end of the year wrap ups that so many sites run during December as a way […]

  • Review: By Monday I’ll Be Floating in the Hudson with the Other Garbage by Laura Lannes

    Review: By Monday I’ll Be Floating in the Hudson with the Other Garbage by Laura Lannes

    Part of my goal for these next few weeks are to get back to some comics I read in 2017 and early 2018 but didn’t properly evaluate. For the next few weeks I will be trying to get in some writing I’ve been putting off over the last few months. October and November were hard […]

  • Review: Perfect Hair by Tommi Parrish

    Review: Perfect Hair by Tommi Parrish

    Today I have the pleasure of publishing a review of Tommi Parrish’s Perfect Hair by noted small-press critic and art collector Shawn Starr. Shawn originally brought my attention to Tommi Parrish’s work, so I’m happy to have host some of his writing here on Sequential State. If you are interested in having your writing published on […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2017: Part 4

    Today is the final installment of a four part list of comics that challenged me in 2017. Here are links to the first part of the list, the second, and the third. The full list will be published shortly after this post goes live. Links to the rest of the list: | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Full List | I’m […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me In 2017: Part 3

    Today is part 3 of a 4 part list of comics that challenged me in 2017. Here’s a link to the first part of the list and here’s the link to the second. This part of the list has a few more books I’ve already reviewed, but part of the reason I reviewed them was because […]

  • Quick Picks #8 – Mágan, Martinez, Porcellino, Smoke Signal

    Quick Picks #8 – Mágan, Martinez, Porcellino, Smoke Signal

    Quick Picks is an occasionally written series of microreviews of books I’ve read over the past two weeks. Here’s a selection of zines that have been on my mind recently: A Friend (mini-kuš #56) by Andrés Magán At this point in my life I feel like I shouldn’t be so surprised with the great talent […]

  • Review: Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber

    Review: Sound of Snow Falling by Maggie Umber

      Maggie Umber is one of the unsung heroes of art comics. Her status as the assistant publisher at 2dcloud led to the expansion of an anthologies-based print collective to a significant force in alternative comics publishing. The micropress is a bustling, risk-taking enterprise that wouldn’t exist without Umber’s hard work. Over the course of […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2016: Part 3

    Happy Friday! Part 3 of this 6 part list, and another 5 entries. Last entry had a few comics I had already reviewed through the year, but this time around it’s all comics I haven’t spoken about in a formal way. I think I’m drawn to review books that are more of a challenge, so […]

  • Review: Trying Not To Notice by Will Dinski

    Review: Trying Not To Notice by Will Dinski

    Trying Not To Notice is one of the final books to come out of 2dcloud’s Spring Collection and my first encounter with cartoonist and illustrator Will Dinski in long form. I read An Honest Performance in 2015, which was noticeable for its strong line and a sense that marks on the page were more instinctual than placed. Now Dinski […]

  • Review: Someone Please Have Sex With Me by Gina Wynbrandt

    Review: Someone Please Have Sex With Me by Gina Wynbrandt

     Part of 2dcloud’s Spring Collection, Someone Please Have Sex With Me is Gina Wynbrandt’s debut graphic novel, a collection of satirical, semi-autobiographic short stories. There’s been plenty of talk about Wynbrandt’s work. One of the selections, “Big Pussy,” got Wynbrandt nominated for a Promising New Talent Ignatz in 2015. That comic, riso printed in fluorescent pink, was a favorite […]

  • Hey there! If you’re a fan of Sequential State, I want to take a little time today to point you towards 2dcloud’s ongoing Kickstarter project. I back a lot of Kickstarter projects, and I generally don’t talk about them too much on Sequential State. I’m making an exception for a recent campaign because @2dcloud is about […]