Archive for February, 2011

The Passing Scene

Posted by on February 11th, 2011 at 11:22 AM
Fraught, as usual, with comedy and exasperation

High Hopes

Posted by on February 11th, 2011 at 10:05 AM
The trailer for the new X-Men film disappoints the Guardian.

HU: Bill Viola and the Limits of Video Art

Posted by on February 11th, 2011 at 8:54 AM
Marguerite Van Cook looks at the Bill Viola exhibit "Bodies of LIght."

Barney Google: Vagabond Extraordinary—Popeyed Pioneer

Posted by on February 11th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
The frisky unrest of Billy De Beck’s style did not prove hospitable, in those early decades of the century, to ingenious plot architecture. The veerings of his inventions often supplanted suspense with the narrative veerings of a Henry Fielding or Tobias Smollett: a little more erotic, and Barney might have been a humorous gallivanter. But balcony scenes, innocuous or otherwise, found no place in Billy De Beck’s celebration of middle-aged buoyancy and enterprise.

HU: Pascal Blanchet’s White Rapids

Posted by on February 10th, 2011 at 11:26 AM
Caroline Small discusses nostalgia and visual style in Pascal Blanchet's comic White Rapids.

The Wolverton Bible: The Old Testament and Book of Revelation through the Pen of Basil Wolverton

Posted by on February 10th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
For some of us, not all of the Wolverton oeuvre can be described as “goofy pictures” decorated with unrelenting visual puns.

The Bad Boys of Groundhog Day and From Dusk Till Dawn

Posted by on February 9th, 2011 at 6:01 PM
Will someone please tear off Bill Murray's face and beat George Clooney to death with it?

THE PANELISTS: Playing at Other-Worlds

Posted by on February 9th, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Today at The Panelists, Charles Hatfield breaks down the bone-crunching, head-raking, death-digging fantascape of James Stokoe's Orc Stain.

“I’ve Drawn Thousands of Comics”

Posted by on February 9th, 2011 at 4:13 PM
Said Joe Staton, celebrating his inheritance

HU: Oji Suzuki’s A Single Match

Posted by on February 9th, 2011 at 7:21 AM
Ng Suat Song reviews the title story in Drawn and Quarterly's collection of short stories by Oji Suzuki.

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