Archive for December, 2010

My Latest Aphorism

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 12:49 AM
I was considering holding onto this until a context arose for it, but I think I'll just give it to you naked: Adapting a comic strip into a movie makes about as much sense as adapting a blowjob into a love song. You might get a decent love song out of it (see Liz Phair) but nothing of what you truly value in the original experience will translate into the new medium.

Low Moon

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
It's not that "Low Moon" is perfect comics, incapable of being improved upon. (I'd argue — but not here — that it isn't even the best story in its own anthology.) But one thing that it does get absolutely perfectly, and which limits the amount of additions or tinkering you'd want to see, is the sublime blend of the heady ingredients that Jason harmonizes so effortlessly.

Comics Is Greater Than Cartooning

Posted by on December 9th, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Jason Overby on Comics Then and Now

Posted by on December 9th, 2010 at 8:52 AM
At HU, comics creator and critic Jason Overby talks about what's been gained and lost as comics have gained a wider cultural place.

Journalista for Dec. 9, 2010: On with the show

Posted by on December 9th, 2010 at 5:09 AM
Rich Koslowski vs. the art thief ♦ Google Chrome offers yet another app store ♦ more

A Sickness in the Family by Denise Mina and Antonio Fuso

Posted by on December 9th, 2010 at 12:01 AM


Denise Mina's new graphic novel, A Sickness in the Family, is based upon Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and the crumbling architecture of her native Glasgow becomes its dark psyche manifest. Around this scaffold, she assembles a typically grim mystery as a family finds their repressed secrets returning in a series of murders.

What’s “Clark Kent” In Yiddish?

Posted by on December 8th, 2010 at 6:25 PM

At HU, I review Arie Kaplan’s book about Jews in the comic book industry, From Krakow to Krypton.

Smoking Joe, Kareem, Al Unser, Vida Blue and More

Posted by on December 8th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Playboy Wednesday: From the January '72 issue, seven sports caricatures by Ranan Lurie

Exploring New Worlds: Minis by Kubby, Lisa McDonnell, and Ansis Purins

Posted by on December 8th, 2010 at 6:29 AM

Rob reviews Clare #1 by Kubby; Zombre #2 by Ansis Purins; and Winter Break 2010: University of Diversity, by Lisa McDonnell.

Clare #1, by Kubby.  This Center for Cartoon Studies graduate has always produced lovely, spontaneous work, usually

Journalista for Dec. 8, 2010: What we always wanted

Posted by on December 8th, 2010 at 4:27 AM
Diamond to close Los Angeles distribution center, to make service even better ♦ more

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