Dominic Umile

email: dominic.umile@gmail.com | recent work

I write critically about comics, graphic novels, and more. My byline has recently appeared in The Chicago Reader, The Comics Journal, and at Hyperallergic.

Before my focus turned to comics, I wrote about music for years. My criticism and features ran in Remix magazine, Orlando Weekly, The Brooklyn Rail, Miami New Times, Rockpile, Phoenix New Times, XLR8R, and more. I was a freelance editor for Chord magazine and a researcher on 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die (Workman, 2008), a book from former Philadelphia Inquirer music editor/NPR contributor Tom Moon. I covered new records and books for PopMatters as a staff writer beginning in 2004, and was named contributing editor in 2012. In 2013, I was alarmed and honored to find that I'd been named one of Comics Bulletin’s favorite critics, and my work has been cited online at The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The New Yorker, Boing Boing, and elsewhere. I'm originally from a Philadelphia suburb but I now live in Brooklyn, New York. On Twitter, I share lots of links to good investigative reporting, cultural criticism, and music stuff.