Archive for July, 2010

THE CAVE OF FALSE CONSCIOUSNESS, IX of IX

Posted by on July 23rd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Every consumerist or self-willful desideratum is felt to be absolute, a divine passion or vital addiction; and from this blind madness of telegenic cravings, moderns proceed to extrapolate their life’s geometry, their putative “freedom” calculated from the axiomatics of their wholly controlled and slavish appetites. The more intellectualized moderns grow, the less reflective they become, confirmed in their ever-hardening conflation of pathos for will, of marketworld for ego and heteronomous capitulation for self-assertion.

The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death

Posted by on July 22nd, 2010 at 11:48 PM
A look at Todd Hignite's career-spanning celebration of the life and art of the Love and Rockets co-creator.

Wonder Woman and Handsome Electrons

Posted by on July 22nd, 2010 at 9:34 AM
At HU I blog my way through the original Marston/Peter Wonder Woman #21.

Journalista for July 22, 2010: The possibilities are end…

Posted by on July 22nd, 2010 at 4:31 AM
One Manga to pull all scanlations offline ♦ how to help the Pekar family ♦ more

Pitch Black: Market Day and Mental Illness

Posted by on July 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Sobel was right-on in talking about Market Day a study of transitions: the transition to fatherhood, the transition from a golden age of practicing an art and its inevitable decline, and finally a transition from Mendleman as an artist to becoming something else (and lesser). While this is all true, I'd also say that for Sturm this was more than just a transition. His stories tend to be about the beginning of the end: the crucial point where something that was once good tends to fall apart. There's a crisis point where this occurs, but it's really more a matter of a house of cards collapsing. Market Day is no exception.

Wednesday Illustrations: Robert Binks

Posted by on July 21st, 2010 at 11:43 AM
A fourth batch of drawings by Robert Binks for poems by Ogden Nash

Flash Fact: This Comic Sucks

Posted by on July 21st, 2010 at 11:18 AM
Richard Cook races into the depths of nostalgia.

The girls don't get to call themselves "Flash" anything

Romantic: Werewolves of Montpellier

Posted by on July 21st, 2010 at 5:22 AM
Rob reviews the new graphic novella from Jason, Werewolves of Montpellier (Fantagraphics).

Not Enough Sex

Posted by on July 21st, 2010 at 4:14 AM
At HU, Kinukitty tries to appreciate Youka Nitta's Otodama, despite the most obvious problem.

Journalista for July 21, 2010: Blogging for the rest of you

Posted by on July 21st, 2010 at 2:54 AM
Is DC Comics slowly killing off its kids' line? ♦ signs of life at Rocketship ♦ more

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