Sequential State – the comics criticism archive of Alex Hoffman

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  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2015: Part 5

    Welcome back to the latest Comics That Challenged Me in 2015 piece. I generally don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t see a lot of value to them, generally speaking. But with the recent controversies with the Angouleme Grand Prix, I was thinking about talented women cartoonists, and decided to make a resolution. My resolution […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2015: Part 1

    Comics That Challenged Me in 2015: Part 1  Last year I decided not to write a 2014 “Best Of” list. I think that decision was a good one for me. I generally dislike the idea that any one book can be the consensus pick of any given year when there is so much art being […]

  • Thoughts on Virtual Candle and No Visitors #1, Two Works by HTML flowers

    Thoughts on Virtual Candle and No Visitors #1, Two Works by HTML flowers

    A lot of this Fall has been about slowly revisiting works published around TCAF this year. Top of the stack is Virtual Candle, a 132 page full color paperback book from Space Face Books. Published as the first major collected edition of Grant Gronewold’s comics and illustration work (under the nom de plume HTML flowers), Virtual […]

  • Review: LYDIAN, by Sam Alden Sam Alden is known for beautifully rendered graphite comics (for examples, check out my reviews of Alden’s Wicked Chicken Queen from Retrofit Books retrofitcomics and It Never Happened Again from Uncivilized Press uncivilizr ). But for a little over a year, Alden has been using low-resolution full-color pixel art as […]

  • Review: Sleepwalking by Lauren Monger

    Review: Sleepwalking by Lauren Monger

      Lauren Monger’s comics are fairly popular on the World Wide Web, and this spring Monger released a full comic in print with Space Face Books, Sleepwalking. (Update: This comic has been reprinted by Silver Sprocket in 2019, since Space Face Books is no longer publishing comics) One of my must-grabs this TCAF, Sleepwalking is […]

  • Looking Forward: Space Face Books Spring 2015 Publishing Slate

    Happy Friday!  It’s a new year, and that means publishers are starting to reveal Spring 2015 slates. There have been a lot of exciting announcements the past two weeks, one of which is 2D Cloud’s 2015 publishing expansion. Nestled in a post that includes two new employees for the micropress was a list of authors […]

  • Review: Days Longer Than Long Pork Sausages by Gabriel Corbera Back in the days of dial-up internet, I played MUD (multi-user dungeon) games on my PC’s telnet console. These games were complex worlds built of nothing but words and the player’s imagination. Whether you were throwing magic missiles at rats to grind those early levels […]

  • Review: QCHQ by Jordan Speer

    Review: QCHQ by Jordan Speer

    Jordan Speer’s QCHQ from Space Face Books looks relatively strange and uninviting – its fluorescent coloring, relative lack of structure, and unique illustration style would have likely caught my eye at a convention but I doubt I would have purchased a copy. However, being part of a subscription means getting every book a publisher puts out, which […]

  • Review: The Boy In Question by Michael DeForge

    Michael DeForge’s work has broadened my perspectives over the past two years. I became fascinated with Ant Comic in late 2012, which later became Ant Colony now published by Drawn and Quarterly. I’ve been looking to pick up more of his work since reading Very Casual last winter, and I got a copy of The […]