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Tuesday, October 27 2009

Private Century

Not a single shot in Private Century is original to Sikl or his collaborators. This is a profound illustration of the significance of editing to the nature of film as an art and craft.


Monday, October 12 2009

Are Comics Like Reading with Training Wheels?

Reading a comic requires multiple forms of literacy and levels of interpretation. Every movement from word to image and back again so as to create a coherent, narrative whole engages the reader’s brain in distinct ways.


Tuesday, September 29 2009

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152

Tough medicine -- and great satire -- goes down easier in a funny-animal pill, when animals serve as icons for human concerns.


Monday, September 28 2009

Barbara Vos: 10 Sept - Oct 31 2009- Kansas City, MO

Vos is back at her easel after a few years of hiatus. “When I use oils I am building, when I paint with acrylic I am free,” she says.


Thursday, September 17 2009

Comic Re-Imagining

Not all comic book adaptations are created equal, especially not when comparing our own imaginings with what actually happens when books are moved from print to screen.


Monday, August 31 2009

Audience of One

Director Michael Jacobs resists simplifying his subject, leaving viewers to come to their own conclusions about pastor Richard Gazowky, who he is, and why he wants to make his movie.


Monday, August 10 2009

The Best of Simon and Kirby by Jack Kirby

For Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, as with most creators during the boom years of the early '40s, comics were as much about earning a paycheck as they were about creative expression.


Friday, July 24 2009

Art Portraiture and Photography in Six Feet Under

An examination of Claire's portraiture in Six Feet Under.


We Did Porn by Zak Smith (Reviews) [21.Jul.09]
Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson (Reviews) [20.Jul.09]
Moby: Wait for Me (Reviews) [7.Jul.09]
Keith Haring: Warhol, Jr. (Columns) [6.Nov.08]
The Graphic Report: Summer Edition (Re:Print) [11.Aug.08]
The David Lynch Dilemma (Sound Affects) [11.May.08]
Best graphic novels of 2007 (News) [2.Jan.08]
Hero by Perry Moore (Reviews) [27.Nov.07]
Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk (Reviews) [5.Aug.07]
Mag Review: Paper (Sources Say) [27.Apr.07]
Short Cuts - In Theaters: 300 (Short Ends and Leader) [16.Mar.07]
Inland Empire (2006) (Reviews) [8.Jan.07]
Eraserhead (1977) (Reviews) [15.Dec.03]
Mulholland Drive (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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