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  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2018: The Complete List

    Comics That Challenged Me in 2018: The Complete List

    Individual Write-ups: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Full List Ley Lines #14: Skin to Skin – Jia Sung (Czap Books & Grindstone Comics, 2018) Cry – Yang Cong (Paradise Systems, 2018) We Come From A Desert – Gloria Rivera (self-published, 2017) Fluorescent Mud – Eli Howey (2dcloud, 2018) Bad Friends – Ancco (Drawn & […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me In 2018: Part 4

    Comics That Challenged Me In 2018: Part 4

    Welcome back, dear reader! Today is the last installment of The Comics That Challenged Me in 2018. I hope you found the list interesting – let’s get right into the last five books. 2018 List Write-ups: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Full List The Mouse Glass– Anna Haifisch I’ve got a lot of artists […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2018: Part 2

    Comics That Challenged Me in 2018: Part 2

    We’re back today with the second of four posts of the Comics That Challenged Me in 2018. What were your thoughts about the first five books? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or over on Twitter. The first part of the list had some fantastic books, and so does the second. Let’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2017: The Complete List

    Here’s the complete list of comics that challenged me in 2017. You can find links to the write ups for the list below: | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Full List | What is a Glacier?, Sophie Yanow, Retrofit Comics River Sonnet, Madeleine Witt, self-published Anti-Gone, Connor Williamson, […]

  • 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 1

    It’s been an annual tradition at Sequential State to run a series of articles, microreviews really, that are built around a list of comics that challenged me in that calendar year. This list is a list of books that challenged me as a reader, although the definition of challenge is nebulous, and the only requirement […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2016: The Complete List

    Tumblr handlles listed so that you can check out the cartoonist and publisher if desired. Check out the capsule reviews at the following links: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 This list is ordered randomly. Carpet Sweeper Tales – Julie Doucet, Drawn and Quarterly […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2016: Part 6 (of 6)

    This is it: the last edition of the Comics That Challenged Me in 2016 list. The full list (a compilation of the comics discussed in each of these 5 breakdown posts) will go up tomorrow. I’ve heard from some of you on twitter and I’d love to keep talking about these comics. Part 1 | Part 2 | […]

  • Comics that Challenged Me in 2016: Part 5

    We’re nearing the end of the list – it’s only today and Friday and we’ll have finished up this year’s exercise in identifying the comics that challenged me as a reader and critic in 2016. I would love to hear your feedback on what has become an annual tradition here on Sequential State. Part 1 | Part 2 | […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2016: Part 4

    Welcome back! This is part 4 of this 6 part list of comics that challenged me as a critic or as a reader in 2016. Admittedly, this part has 5 entries, but really 9 separate comics. Let’s get right to it. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part […]