Zack Smith

The Friday Review: Clumsy/Unlikely
5th December 2003
Jeffrey Brown has made his mark in 2003 with his autobiographical tales of loving and losing. Ninth Art makes a double date with CLUMSY and UNLIKELY, two of Brown's earliest works.

The Friday Review: The Interman
22nd August 2003
As the summer draws to a close, there's time to squeeze in just one more blockbuster, and this one's got it all; action, adventure, exotic locales, fisticuffs and swordplay. Ninth Art goes global with THE INTERMAN.

The Friday Review: Mail Order Bride
25th July 2003
The classic romantic tale is always supposed to end with a wedding. Here's a story that begins with one, but it's a long way from romantic. Ninth Art discovers a clash of cultures and a clash of expectations in Mark Kalesniko's MAIL ORDER BRIDE.

The Friday Review: Sleepwalk & Other Stories
28th March 2003
In the world of Adrian Tomine, loneliness, despondancy and disillusionment are the order of the day. In fact, the world of Adrian Tomine is often uncomfortably close to home.

The Friday Review: Good-Bye, Chunky Rice
21st March 2003
There are few comics that so perfectly capture an emotion as Craig Thompson's deeply affecting debut. The characters may seem strange, but their experiences are only too familiar.

The Friday Review: Slow News Day
7th March 2003
If reading the papers is getting you down, take a break from the headlines in a small English town, where love might just be allowed to flourish - if they can just read between the lines.

The Friday Review: Three Fingers
22nd November 2002
If you believed Porky Pig when he said, 'Th-th-that's all, folks', think again. There's more to life in the Hollywood cartoon-making machine than acme anvils and silly symphonies. Ninth Art visits Cartoon Babylon, courtesy of Rich Koslowski.

The Friday Review: Sparks: An Urban Fairytale
13th September 2002
It's a fairy tale for people who've given up waiting for a happy ending. It's about a lonely, disillusioned girl and her robot. And it may just be one of the best books you'll read this year. Ninth Art sparks up.

The Friday Review: Arsenic Lullaby: The Devil's Hat Trick
30th August 2002
Voodoo, foetuses, deviltry and the Klan? Ninth Art delves into the world of Douglas Paskiewicz, for one dark little lullaby that certainly won't give you a pleasant night's sleep.

The Friday Review: The Essential Howard The Duck
5th July 2002
It was strange, satirical, and unlike anything ever published before by a major comics company. It was Steve Gerber, Frank Brunner, Gene Colan and a duck. Waaaugh! What is it good for? Absolutely plenty.

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