Comics Journal

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Is That All There Is?


Is That All There Is (Joost Swarte)
$35; 144 pages

Reviewed by Matt Seneca

The title’s the joke: yes, folks, this rather slim, elegantly designed hardcover contains (nearly) every published comic by Dutch cartoonist Joost Swarte. The book feels both in and slightly out of sync with this particular moment in comics reprint culture, in which translations of European master cartoonists are increasingly replacing newspaper strip resurrections as the big news.