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"A Review of Red Colored Elegy," The Believer Magazine, January 2009 (Online excerpt)


"The Inventions of Monsieur Topffer," The Comics Journal, December 2008

"Interview with Keith Knight," The Believer Magazine, November/December 2008 (Online excerpt)

"Veronica Graham: Bonus Map Review," Shotgun Review, May 2008


“You See: The Early Years of the UC Davis Studio Art Faculty,” Shotgun Review, December 2007

“R. Crumb’s Underground,” Shotgun Review, April 2007.

“The Woodcut Novel: Forerunner to the Graphic Novel,” World Literature Today, March-April 2007, p.15.


“Abner Dean Made This: An Appreciation,” The High Hat, Spring 2006.

“Fight! Fight! Fight! The Manga of Yuichi Yokoyama,” The High Hat, Spring 2006

“Little Deviant Kid Stuff: An Interview with Keith Knight,” The High Hat, Spring 2006

“Charlotte Salomon’s ‘Life? Or Theatre?’” The Comics Journal, February 2006, p.69-79.


“The Comic Book of Revelations: Craig Thompson’s Blankets” The High Hat, Spring 2004

“Thunderation! Some notes on Teratoid Heights and the ‘Fort’” The High Hat, Spring 2004

“Battle for the Image of Mickey Mouse,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 11, 2004


“Real Life, or Something Like it, at SAFO ’03,” Animation World Network, November 2003

“Eric Drooker Unmasked: An Interview,” The Comics Journal, June 2003, p.82-87, 90-111.

“Tempo de Sonho, Tempo de Guerra. A Banda Desenhada de Aleksandar Zograf,” (Interview with Aleksandar Zograf, translated into Portuguese) Salao Lisboa, May 2003, p.30-47.

“GRRR! A Travelogue of Sorts,” The Comics Journal, March 2003, p.43-48.

“The Adman Magritte: Magritte as cartoonist and Shill,” The High Hat, Spring 2003


“Kim Deitch’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Animation World Network, November 2002

“Spirited Away to the Working World,” Animation World Network, October 2002

“Waking Life and Liquid Caricature,” Animation World Network, May 2002


“Reviews in Brief: In the Floyd Archives,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 30, 2001

“Reviews in Brief: The Book of Leviathan,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 12, 2001

“The Scarves of Sundance,” Animation World Network, March 2001


“The Peculiar Truths of Everyday Life – Comic Strip Artist Ben Katchor Finds Quirky Philosophy in the Supermundane,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 17, 2000

“Brain Child – Chris Ware’s Graphic Novel Leap-frogs Through Time in the Story of a Boyish Loser Lost in His Fantasies,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 26, 2000

“When Words Fail – Two Graphic Novels Offer Fresh Perspectives on Longing and Loss,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2000

“The Aesthetics of Internet Animation,” Animation World Network, August 2000

“The Pen is Mightier than the Words – Strife in Bosnia and Urban Neighborhoods Finds Expression in Comic-Book Reportage,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 2, 2000

“Ben Katchor: Mapping the Urban Heart,” The Comics Journal, February 2000, p.63-65.

“Vanished Worlds in Pictures and Words – Graphic Novels look at Working-class Folk in England and at Early Japanese Immigrants,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 23, 2000


“War Torn,” Salon Magazine, October 13, 1999

“Drawn to the Art of Comics – Publisher of Graphic Novels Issues Daring and Sophisticated Work,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 8, 1999


“Frans Masereel: A Thousand Words,” The Comics Journal, November 1998, p.109-117.

“A Season of Silent Novels,” co-authored with David Berona, The Comics Journal, November 1998, p.95-103.


“Pixy and the Post-Nuke Protagonist,” The Comics Journal, February 1995, p.96-102.