Posts Tagged ‘autobiography’

Yearlong Best of the Year: Little Nothings: Uneasy Happiness By Lewis Trondheim

Posted by on May 19th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Uneasy Happiness presents an eminently accessible idea. Conceptually it’s loaded with entry points and hooks for would-be commentators. It’s easy to describe. The Little Nothings books are diaries of one-page strips in which Trondheim offers his reflections, sometimes developed, sometimes not, on moments of his daily life.

Gavin Lees on Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Posted by on January 14th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
It would be hard to overstate this book's importance. First published in 1972, it's largely considered to be the first autobiographical comic (in the English language, at least). It opened the floodgates for Harvey Pekar, Eddie Campbell, Chester Brown, most of Crumb's '80s work and… well, you know the rest.