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Split Lip is an anthology of short horror comics written by Sam Costello and drawn by artists from around the world. All stories are self-contained, so you can start reading anywhere. Fans of Twilight Zone and weird fiction will enjoy these stories, but beware—keeping the lights on can’t keep you safe from dangerous ideas.

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52/52: The Last Pass, by Gary M. Pomerantz

written by Sam on Friday, September 18, 2020
Nominally a book about ‘50s Celtics leader Bob Cousy—and revelatory on that front, showing him as basketball’s first transformational star—but really focused on aging and race in America. Deeply thoughtful and very sad, but Cousy is a fascinating figure and example of how to strive to live a moral life. Book: 34 of 52

52/52: Willie Nelson, a Graphic Biography, by T.J. Kirsch et al.

written by Sam on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Multi-time Split Lip artist T.J. Kirsch turns his pen to writing (he provides some art, too) with this punchy biography of Willie Nelson. Nelson is one of my favorite singers, songwriters, and performers, T.J. one of my favorite artists. T.J. writes the script and gets a group of artists draw each chapter.  Book: 33 of… View Article

52/52: Akira, Vol. 3, by Katsuhiro Otomo

written by Sam on Thursday, September 10, 2020
Either Akira vol. 3 or Miracleman #15 contains the most viscerally affecting depiction of the destruction of a city. Miracelman delivers more horror and terror. Akira, on the other hand, wields awe and a seering, multi-page epic of destruction. I was literally holding my breath while reading (and this is a re-read!).  Book: 32 of… View Article

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