Sequential State – the comics criticism archive of Alex Hoffman

Tag: autobio comics

  • Review: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

    Review: Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

    Maia Kobabe’s recent memoir Gender Queer, recently published by Lion Forge, operates in two modes: first as a poignant personal history of growth and self-acceptance and an intimate revealing of eir struggles with gender in modern culture; and second, as a sort of introduction to nonbinary gender identities for cis-gender readers. Let’s start with the […]

  • Review: New Life, by Xavier Betaucourt and Yannick Marchat

    Review: New Life, by Xavier Betaucourt and Yannick Marchat

    I’m doing a 180° turn this week, writing about a graphic memoir I loved and then immediately reviewing a book I found unreadable. Part of Humanoids’ Life Drawn line, New Life is a 128-page softcover published in late January 2019. New Life details Xavier Betaucourt’s life after getting a divorce in the middle of a […]

  • 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: FLOCKS #1-4 by L. Nichols, from Retrofit Comics (#1) and Grindstone Comics (#2-4) I’m in the midst of what’s turned out to be a multi-week holiday that officially ends the day after the United States’ Memorial Day, so apologies for the sparse updates. I’ve been working through some of my TCAF spoils, and some […]

  • Review: Petty Theft, by Pascal Girard

    Review: Petty Theft, by Pascal Girard

    I have a slight confession to make: I do not handle awkward moments in movies and comic books very well. I always have this urge to put a book down whenever the main character does something unbelievably awkward or dumb, and I have been known to pause or walk away from movies if I know […]