Monday, October 7 2013
Culture, civility, and empathy. When crafted with the elegance and care of Beyond Good & Evil, videogames exceed every arbitrary 'requirement' for Art demanded by those who would deny them worth.
Tuesday, July 16 2013
Gothic-styled heartbreak figures into Becky Cloonan's self-published trilogy, but that ain't the half of it.
Thursday, June 20 2013
Those paying rent at Montague Terrace tend toward paranoia, hallucinations, and occasional nastiness.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.
Wednesday, May 8 2013
Each page that comics creator Matt Kindt produces is marked by an ability to communicate nostalgia that is immediate and striking.
Monday, August 20 2012
Why have fanboys, this group of devoted readers, turned against the mainstream comics industry?
Monday, July 30 2012
Whatever the social and political issues Brian Wood and Ricardo Burchielli, and their occasional collaborators, chose to examine through the DMZ series, those examinations were always grounded in and refracted through New York.
Wednesday, October 19 2011
What Sony's ad might recognize about games is my own self indulgence, as constantly trying on the roles of heroes is a pretty narcissistic pastime.
Wednesday, September 14 2011
We often think of comic books as the height of escapism, but recent events point to an industry in a death spiral, due in no small part to how badly it mistreats the writers on which it depends.
Tuesday, August 23 2011
Visual artist Harun Farocki's MoMA installation fuses images of war and violence with the documentary mode to create a bold, confrontational hybrid.