In which our fair blogger talks a bit about her critical theory and new critical approaches. It’s been a nicely theory laden past couple of weeks here at HU, and I’ve enjoyed seeing Noah and Caro argue Lacan and Freud and Foucault. Suat has his own lenses with which to approach comics: he’s always got [...]
Archive for May, 2010
Me and you, we’re critics. Let’s talk about that.
Synopsis with significant spoilers. “Wilson is a big-hearted slob, a lonesome bachelor, a devoted father and husband, an idiot, a sociopath, a delusional blowhard, a delicate flower.” His misanthropic existence is filled with misdirected rage and a search for meaning and connection. His closest companion is his pet dog, Pepper, but his father’s death prompts [...]
Bronx Kill Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: James Romberger I learned two things from reading Bronx Kill. 1) In my previous post on crime comics, my definition of the genre was too narrow. Most crime comics tend to be about hard-boiled detectives, vigilantes, or dangerous heists. In other words, they’re typical male adventure stories. But there [...]
Suat pointed me to the Comics Reporter, where Tom Spurgeon interviews Ben Schwartz about his new book Best American Comics Criticism. I’m hoping to do a review of the book itself at some point in the medium term, so I don’t want to shoot my mouth off too much. But I did want to highlight [...]
Classical art not as cartoonings opposite, but as its elevated obverse.
On HU This week on HU, Erica Friedman wrote her first column, in which she discussed whether or not feminine and lesbian perspectives in comics exist. I highlighted some comments from the Fiore/Berlatsky grudge match. Suat explained why the Unwritten doesn’t deserve an Eisner. I discussed time and change in volume 3 of Ooku. I [...]