Archive for July, 2010

The Big Skinny

Posted by on July 21st, 2010 at 12:04 AM
We've had graphic novels, graphic memoirs, graphic theoretical polemics (Scott McCloud's, f'instance), graphic biographies and graphic autobiographies. Why not a graphic self-help tome?


Posted by on July 21st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
In our collective and personal vices we are merely living up to what is anonymously, ambiently or mass-expected of us: we wallow in our “own concerns,” our petty and deformative idiotia or private-consumerist-retardate priorities that blithely eat away the wholeness of the world like myopic termites at work on a decadent old mansion.

In Which I Find a New Toy

Posted by on July 20th, 2010 at 10:50 PM
Who ever would have thought that the Internet would provide you with a new way to waste time?

Matthias Wivel and Domingos Isabelinho Debate

Posted by on July 20th, 2010 at 6:52 PM
On HU, Matthias and Domingos (and a couple of other folks) have been having a vigorous debate in comments on the criteria for judging comics

Alan Choate and Ng Suat Tong Debate Crumb’s Genesis

Posted by on July 20th, 2010 at 5:20 AM
In a series of comments, Alan Choate explains what he found wrong in Ng Suat Tong's interpretation of Crumb's Genesis. Suat responds in a post.

Journalista for July 20, 2010: Scott Pilgrim conquers the world

Posted by on July 20th, 2010 at 4:05 AM
Amazon sells more e-books than hardcovers ♦ how to annoy Fred Phelps ♦ more

You Have Killed Me

Posted by on July 20th, 2010 at 12:03 AM
In this tale, another graphic novel I found in the public library, a private detective named Tony Mercer undertakes to find Jennie’s missing sister, Julie, who Mercer once dated when they were in high school. Julie turned up missing shortly after entering a windowless bathroom in the hotel room she and Jennie were sharing. It’s one of those locked-room mysteries, but it is never solved.

Short Notes On Long Comics: 10 Great Examples of Story Structure in Comics reviewed by Ian Burns

Posted by on July 20th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Tim Stout suggests, in his introduction to Short Notes on Long Comics, "...storytellers that utilize the strengths of three-act story structure—whether they realize it or not—have produced amazing graphic novels...this book will show you how three-act story structure is used in 10 of the most popular graphic novels on the market. From their example, you can learn how to structure your own story when you feel like you've lost your way": nothing egregious here. Surely comics writers and cartoonists utilize three-act structure in various ways. But strangely, to illustrate his point, Stout uses a screenwriting template, and makes no mention of the difference between structure in comics and structure in film.

Rich Kreiner: Minis Monday

Posted by on July 19th, 2010 at 3:52 PM
In this week's Minis Monday column, Rich Kreiner reviews two books by Cathy Leamy: Reggie & Brian and the Lousy Nickname and Greenblooded.

Sweden Calling!

Posted by on July 19th, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Hi there everyone!

This is my first blog post in this new format, but not nearly my first post on the net. I’ve maintained the blog Sekventiellt (that’s Swedish for Sequentially) for several years by now (at – go

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