Archive for September, 2010

Browsing Dagwood

Posted by on September 10th, 2010 at 8:20 AM
And A Couple Self-Conscious Comics

Journalista for Sept. 10, 2010: Perfect World

Posted by on September 10th, 2010 at 1:17 AM
Peanuts abandons United Feature Syndicate after 60 years ♦ comics podcast round-up ♦ more

From Essex County to DC: The Transplanting of Jeff Lemire

Posted by on September 10th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Although several of the themes explored in Essex County can be seen infiltrating this newer material, there is the distinct sense that Lemire has relocated far from his wellsprings.

The Amish Plot Against the Superheroes

Posted by on September 9th, 2010 at 11:23 AM
At HU, I look at Alan Davis' The Nail, and explain why, when superheroes meet the Amish...the Amish must die!

Yearlong Best of the Year: Essex County

Posted by on September 9th, 2010 at 10:01 AM
Essex County, Ontario spreads out east and south of the city of Windsor, which itself is across the river east and south of Detroit. It is anything but imaginary territory. In his collected edition, Jeff Lemire persuasively presents it as hardscrabble rural. Late in the hardcover version, a literal bird's eye view shows the countryside as surprisingly organized and geometric. Plowed fields arrange themselves in furrowed squares surrounding farmhouses. The homes, set in the cultivated order, are not so very far from one another, yet Lemire has us convinced we may as well be looking over the vast, trackless expanses of interstellar space.

Spilling Over from Criticism Roundtable

Posted by on September 9th, 2010 at 8:31 AM
Well, the "Comment" or "Reply" Button was Blown

Literary Comics Columns

Posted by on September 9th, 2010 at 5:17 AM

An interesting experiment is taking place at www.deburen.eu (english language version!) who have gotten into the habit of asking comics creators to contribute a column on a literary site. Born out of the tradition of the literary column, the results

Journalista for Sept. 9, 2010: I’m sure a lot has changed

Posted by on September 9th, 2010 at 1:09 AM
Tomás Rodríguez Zayas dies ♦ German Chancellor defends Killer Danish Muhammed Cartoon creator ♦ more

A Love Affair

Posted by on September 8th, 2010 at 7:19 PM
Here’s What Happens When You Spend Far Too Many Hours Gawking at Comics

Your Linear Sequences Need More Woggles

Posted by on September 8th, 2010 at 4:58 PM
At HU, Caroline Small looks at the work of architect Morris Lapidus and illustrator Arthur Radebaugh. She concludes that comics need to be more curvy.

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