Thursday, March 7 2013
While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?
Sunday, February 24 2013
Comics give writers and artists a unique kind of freedom to make and remake places for their stories.
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.
Monday, December 13 2010
Through some of the best comics of 2010, we look at how stories are told in comics, and how the medium benefits from being a subcultural or marginal form of narrative art.
Monday, October 21 2013
When the lies are finally exposed in Battle of the Atom, the mystery gives way to an emotional, albeit lopsided battle.
Monday, February 21 2011
Rounding the corner to the closing of DMZ writer and co-creator Brian Wood's back-to-basics characterization is sublimely assisted by returning artist and co-creator Riccardo Burchielli's haunting landscapes.
Monday, February 7 2011
More than Local, Demo or even the phenomenal DMZ writer Brian Wood's New York Five explores the psychosocial space of womaness in a post-postfeminist New York.
Wednesday, December 10 2008
From the opening chapter where Megan makes powerful decision to jettison her boyfriend's codependency to the final chapter where Megan confronts the memory of her mother in their family home, Local demonstrates the need for a greater 'oppositional'.
Tuesday, September 19 2006
The ending provides very little closure and the strong anti-consumerism sentiment of the beginning feels like a distant, unrelated musing.