Alex Schumacher makes comics based on real life that come at his subjects with the vitriol of Derf Backderf and the decibel of Lewis Black. – Walter Ryce, Monterey County Weekly


Schumacher isn’t afraid to tackle tough issues, forcing his character into uncomfortable situations. – Lauren Sisselman, Bleeding Cool

Schumacher’s writing is poetic. Every line packs a punch. The dry wit paired with brutal introspection leave Luke with a personality of optimistic hopelessness. – Aaron Iara, Effective Nerd

All of this visual competence is the polish on the presentation of the disarranged dishevelment that is Luke’s life. – Dexter Buschetelli, Multiversity Comics


This book doesn’t hold back any punches. It offers brilliant commentary on the current political and social climate of the world. Schumacher’s humor is dry, poignant, and smart.Bleeding Cool

The content of the stories is surrounded with Schumacher’s absurdist sense of humor and powerful dialogue… This collection is as fun to read as it is to think about.For the Love of Indie

Schumacher’s cartoons are straightforward, unmissable, and powerful.The Comic Book Yeti

It’s always welcome to see a comic like this, where current events are addressed with some skill and a message.Optical Sloth

In Alex Schumacher’s Defiling The Literati, the prolific cartoonist collects some of his best work and redefines a genre.Graphic Policy