Tom Gill responds to comments on his essay about Tsuge, Tatsume, and Fetuses in the Sewer
An excerpt from The Real, The True, and The Told concerning Art Spiegelman’s Maus
In ‘Sewer’ by Tatsumi, a sewage worker finds a fetus while at work. In ‘Salamander’ by Tsuge, a salamander swimming in the sewers encounters a floating fetus.
Originally presented: Panel on Frames and Ways of Seeing in Modernist Narrative at The Tenth Annual Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Conference, Nashville, TN, November 2008. Author’s introduction (“disclaimer”) This paper was presented at the Modernist Studies Association conference two years ago. As such, the audience for the talk was not comics scholars, or, even, necessarily [...]
Reading Between the Lines: The Subversion of Authority in Two Graphic Novels for Young Adults by Ariel Kahn
Gaze, authority, and children in Salem Brownstone and Skim
Editor’s Introduction: This is the first of what we hope will be a monthly column, “Sequential Erudition”, which will reprint academic work in the field of comics studies. The numerous discussions around the Best American Comics Criticism volume brought up how divorced the academic writing about comics is from popular writing about comics, not because [...]