Archive for November, 2010

Criticizing Moto Hagio’s Critics

Posted by on November 30th, 2010 at 7:44 AM

At HU, I finish up my look at Moto Hagio’s A Drunken Dream by discussing critical reaction to the work, and what it reveals about the limits of the manga blogosphere.

Journalista for Nov. 30, 2010: Welcome to the 21st century

Posted by on November 30th, 2010 at 3:45 AM

Jon D’Agostino dies ♦ new judge ordered for second Michael George trial ♦ more

Everyone’s An Impossible Person: The Dina Kelberman Interview (Part One of Two)

Posted by on November 30th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Dina Kelberman’s comics are filled with contradictions. They have a strongly misanthropic quality, yet an unfailingly social one as well. There’s a frequent self-negating air about them (the many “should I quit art?” ruminations), yet the strips keep coming out relentlessly. Her characters are minimalist, geometric shapes that berate each other and themselves in frequently hilarious fashion. Her use of color is boldly original and frequently dissonant. She brings her background as a multimedia artist to bear on her comics in the way she incorporates interesting design elements into her lettering and cultivates the immediacy and off-the-cuff nature of a do-it-yourself project.

Having the Last Laugh

Posted by on November 29th, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Non Sequitur Does a Follow-up

Elfquest Reread

Posted by on November 29th, 2010 at 8:22 AM

At HU, Stephanie Folse begins a rereading of Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest.

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Dark Corners: Dungeon Monstres, Volume 3

Posted by on November 29th, 2010 at 6:59 AM

Rob reviews Dungeon Monstres Volume 3, by Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Carlos Nine, Patrice Killoffer and Walter.

The initial draw of Lewis Trondheim & Joann Sfar’s Dungeon series is its status as a light-hearted goof on familiar sword-and-sorcery (and Dungeons

Journalista for Nov. 29, 2010: Fan entitlement is the law of the land

Posted by on November 29th, 2010 at 1:06 AM

The argument over comics piracy will go on and on until the sun explodes ♦ more

Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods

Posted by on November 29th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Nathan Wilson reviews the new documentary DVD release examining the art and career of the writer behind The Invisibles and Final Crisis.

Monthly Stumblings 7: Aristophane Boulon

Posted by on November 28th, 2010 at 2:07 PM

At HU, Domingos Isabelinho discusses Aristophane’s The Zabîme Sisters.

Some More Silly Clothes

Posted by on November 28th, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Pointless: Leroy Nieman’s mustache; the Playmate with hypothalmic eyes; watch out for Jaymar slacks with Ban-Rol

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