PositiveThe Paris Review[Deitch\'s] latest—and most ambitious—graphic novel, Reincarnation Stories, reflects back on his long career while being utterly unlike anything he has ever done before ... Reincarnation Stories explodes with the full range of Deitch’s visual styles ... good luck to the reader who attempts to decipher where this book’s recollections end and fantasy begins ... The unalloyed affection that animates Reincarnation Stories radiates in his tributes to Spain Rodriguez and to another late colleague from Deitch’s underground days, the cartoonist and editor Jay Lynch. Neither nostalgic nor mournful, Deitch celebrates his former compatriots in terms that are as funny, charming, and vulgar as their own comix were ... Even as Reincarnation Stories reaches its conclusion, there is a sense that Deitch can’t stop spinning out narrative threads. One appendix follows another, then another, then another, each offering a new narrative trail. Deitch ultimately breaks the cycle of reincarnation by imagining a far-flung science-fiction future in which he and his beloved wife, Pam, can enjoy their current earthly paradise for eternity ... If there is such a thing as \'creative flow,\' Kim Deitch has mastered it.