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Celebrating 10 award-winning years of Split Lip, this nearly 350-page hardcover collects 13 of the best Split Lip stories from its first decade. In addition to the stories—many of which are remastered and relettered—there’s over 50 pages of exclusive bonus content, including interviews, essays, commentary on every story, and behind-the-scenes art.

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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.



52/52: Twisted Visions: The Art of Junji Ito

written by Sam on Friday, July 3, 2020
Ito’s unquestionably one of the great horror comics makers. What this book, mostly of his paintings, reveals is that he’s also a terrific, nuanced, effective fine artist. You’ve seen this work on his book covers, but foregrounding his acrylics and watercolors is a joy. If only the process-focused interview was as compelling. Book: 20 of… View Article

52/52: Golden State, by Ben Winters

written by Sam on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
A Philip K. Dick-inflected novel about a future California where it’s illegal to lie. Follows a Speculator, a lie-law enforcer who can literally see lies. Most powerful is the suggestion that people who haven’t reckoned the truth for themselves, who’ve had it dictated by law, have the weakest grasp on what’s true. Book: 19 of… View Article

52/52: Akira, Vol. 2, by Katsuhiro Otomo

written by Sam on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
How good is Otomo? This installment of Akira—over 300 pages of comics—basically takes place in about one day and involves Tetsuo going on a very long walk and opening a door (and an orbiting satellite firing at Tokyo … details) and there’s not a single slack or boring second. Unbelievable.  Book: 18 of 52

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