No other cartoonist has made such accomplished use of the personal-essay narrative.
Roundtable Has Pants
Wrapping up our roundtable on Eddie Campbell’s Alec comics here at HU, we present to you an extended conversation with Mr. Campbell himself about work, life, and fate.
Jared Gardner or a replacement has written about The Fate of the Artist over at the Panelists.
The overall feeling of sketchiness, unfinishedness, of rapidly stealing an instant to the constant flow of living. A vivid memory of a slice of life that’s always fragile because it’s always on the verge of disappearance…
Graffiti Kitchen is an absolute masterpiece of the comics art form.
Part of my affection for Campbell’s work is a share of common interests: observational humorous anecdotes, the creative life, wine, the alternate usefulness and folly of self-mythologizing, Alan Moore’s basement
In memoir comics, it is standard for the author to self-identify exclusively with his or her cartoon representation. The other characters exist in order to create the harmonies and dissonances of narrative development and conflict. They are almost always the other in the author’s stories. Eddie Campbell is an exception to this. In his extended [...]
Over at the Panelists, Alex Boney looks at Eddie Campbell’s mainstream and superhero work in two posts. one; two. More in our own Campbell roundtabling later today.