Tuesday, October 7 2008
If hipsters really are the harbingers of cultural end-times, then what sort of apocalypse have they wrought?
Wednesday, August 27 2008
Sherlock Holmes, pudgy heroes, and Superman’s sexual prowess: an interview with Owen King.
Thursday, April 17 2008
While video games will always adopt varying levels of verisimilitude, the Wii presents a novel challenge to the conventional consciousness, and that is an attack on realism.
Friday, June 29 2007
Obscenities, Catholic imagery, self-immolation, blood-soaked killing sprees and falling from grace: what lies beneath the surface of filmmaker Martin Scorsese's distinctive style?
Tuesday, November 24 2009
Just trying to make it through these thoroughly-other works, makes one believe that either they are the last living rubes who do not understand what is a now common tongue or that the comics were made by the craziest of crazy artists.
Thursday, September 3 2009
Boody’s bizarre comics are Golden Age nuggets of an off-kilter author who found a particular release in his medium. This is the absurd with no absurd as context.
Tuesday, August 4 2009
32 Stories effectively demonstrates how the dolorous ‘90s diary comic might pull itself out of the mire of its similar contemporary pieces. It is Tomine’s command of form that ultimately redeems the genre.
Thursday, July 16 2009
Before even opening Chicken with Plums it is apparent that the book will have to go beyond the cultural seduction of Persepolis if Satrapi’s career is to become anything other than a one-note veil dance.
Tuesday, July 7 2009
Moomin owes much of its unique brilliance to its inversion of traditional argumentation. Whereas it is not unusual for an essay to recourse to fantastic thought experiment to complement its strict reasoning, Moomin builds strictly verisimilar situations out of an aesthetics of wild illogic.
Monday, August 24 2009
Faction reads almost like an indie press catalogue.