○ reviews ○

  • Indie Comic Review: Last Train to Old Town reviewed by Brian for Stumptown Trade Review [ 8 October 2012 ]

    “Last Train to Old Town is everything that is right with comics. It is well-written, superbly illustrated, and takes chances. Rubenstein could have left this as a story about bullying. We all would have nodded our heads, agreed it was sad, and then moved on. However, he has taken a risk and moved it beyond the obvious, beyond the mundane. Isn't that what we have been waiting for all along? Isn’t that what we were all waiting for all those afternoons in the cafeteria? Something new and exciting to happen? Last Train to Old Town is that new and exciting.”

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  • Tick reviewed by Richard Krauss for Midnight Fiction

    “...an ambitious and impressive effort.... Tick is well worth passing some time with.”

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  • The Oubliette #1-4 reviewed by Richard Krauss for Midnight Fiction

    “The first four chapters of The Oubliette are a wonderful experiment in delivery, with beautiful artwork and a story worth telling.”

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  • On the Beach reviewed by Whitey for Optical Sloth [ 22 April 2010 ]

    “Kenan has a clear mastery of drawing naked people...”

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  • Prologue reviewed by Whitey for Optical Sloth [ 22 April 2010 ]

    “...a tiny thing with a great story, and the awkward dialogue is a marvel for anybody who’s ever gotten in over their head while talking to a crush.”

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  • Tick reviewed by Whitey for Optical Sloth [ 22 April 2010 ]

    “...a thoroughly gorgeous comic about loneliness, the passage of time and attention to detail.”

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  • The Pyramid reviewed by Whitey for Optical Sloth [ 22 April 2010 ]

    “...as always with this guy, it ended up being more insightful than anything else.”

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  • You Say You Want A (Mini-Comic) Revolution… reviewed by Brian for Stumptown Trade Review [ 7 March 2010 ]

    “Rubenstein is on the verge of creating something truly masterful.”

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  • Prologue reviewed by Carrie Try Harder for Inkstuds [ 7 July 2009 ]

    “...though Prologue, a one-page comic in booklet form that unfolds as the plot does, is available online in its entirety, I suggest getting a paper copy, so that you too can find out what comes in small packages.”

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  • Form and Function: Minicomics from Blaise Larmee, Kenan Rubenstein & Dina Kelberman reviewed by Rob Clough for High-Low [ 4 June 2009 ]

    “Rubenstein's sense of composition is bold and daring, with the calendar format both a problem to solve and the solution to the problem all at once.”

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