Dominic Umile

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I write critically about comics, graphic novels, and more. My byline has recently appeared in The Comics Journal, The Chicago Reader, and PopMatters, where I am a contributing editor. My essays have been cited online at The Millions, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Boing Boing, and elsewhere. I was alarmed and honored to find that I'd been named one of Comics Bulletin's favorite critics in 2013.

For several years, I covered new music and production for Remix magazine. I've written about records for The Brooklyn Rail, New York Press, Rockpile, XLR8R, and more. I was a frequent contributor to Orlando Weekly and a number of New Times newspapers between 2005 and 2008, writing artist profiles, record reviews, and show previews. I served as a freelance assistant editor and contributing writer to Chord magazine in 2007. I also worked as a researcher with former Philadelphia Inquirer music editor/NPR contributor Tom Moon on his book 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die (Workman, 2008). On Twitter, I share lots of links to good investigative reporting, cultural criticism, and music stuff.