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I, Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB by Jacques Tardi is one of those rare books that will stir, teach, and leave you in admiration of those who endured what hopefully, nobody else ever will.
My second interview at New York Comic-Con this past weekend was with the marvelously talented and sharp-tongued Lucy Knisley, who has recently released her memoir graphic novel contextualizing moments and developments in her life around her love of food, titled Relish: My Life in the Kitchen. We discussed her life in comics, future projects, and her views on the relationship between public and private that her work explores—all while cussing a decent amount.
In recent years, a uniform aesthetic has come to characterize visual horror: Ben Catmull's new collection of short haunted house and ghost stories, reminds us forcefully of just how powerful other visions of horror can be.