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www.komikss.lv $6 This issue, Mini Kus! #13, marks the last in the latest round of offerings from the publisher, and it’s a strong note to end on that punctuates the general sensibility of their line. In what seems to be … Continue reading

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www.komikss.lv $6 Mini Kus! #12 is a challenging work that postulates a sort of internal creationism myth after a lost vessel encounters a small island. It’s concerned with man’s place in the natural world, specifically how we can overlay man-made … Continue reading

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www.komikss.lv $6 Mini Kus! #11 is a forthcoming autobiographical account of how sometimes we just can’t see the forest for the trees, or maybe it’s “the grass is always greener” syndrome. The story reminds us to appreciate what we have … Continue reading

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www.komikss.lv $6 For those keeping track, Otso is Mini Kus! #10 in the Latvian company’s series. I love the way this begins with a downright Kubrickian contention with hypersleep during space travel and ventures from the associated time distortion sensation to … Continue reading

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www.komikss.lv 180 Pages $13 It’s not hyperbole when I admit I love everything Kus! publishes. The completist in me wishes they’d just send me everything because I want to own their entire catalog. s! is their house anthology and it’s … Continue reading

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www.komikss.lv The Flames is probably my second favorite mini-comic (after Killman) of this latest batch from Latvian publisher Kus! It moves from a very centered set of familial environmental concerns to, by the end, magic tigers s summoned at will. … Continue reading

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www.komikss.lv This mini is a pure ode to Bobis the dog, in a sketchy style that my daughter would call  “scribble-scrabble.” However, that description really belies the hidden energy latent in the reverberating yellow lines recounting the dream. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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www.komikss.lv Rainbow of Pain telescopes in on a singular idea, which is really the danger of being competitive at any and all costs, and how doing so in a chronic ongoing fashion will tend to skew one’s perception of reality. … Continue reading

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www.komikss.lv I’ve reviewed a couple of Kus! (pronounced koosh!) comics in the past, namely Kuba Woynarowski’s The Story of Gardens, and Being by Martins Zutis, both of which came damn close to making it on my “best of” list for … Continue reading

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www.martinszutis.lv www.komikss.lv I’m beginning to develop a thing for Latvian comics, between Kuba Woynarowksi’s recent The Story of Gardens, and this offering, there is a distinct style emerging that quickly identifies the Latvian presence in the medium. It shimmers into … Continue reading

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