Eddie Campbell and appreciating the comicness of comics.
Archive for: Matthias
Art, cluelessness, insensitivity, free speech, and race in Scandinavia.
From the first pages of the book, we learn that there is only one possible ending for him: death.
Parts of the comics intelligentsia seem to be developing an unhealthy obsession with ideological readings of comics.
Dominique Goblet depicts her father as a late medieval Madonna, nurturing his child, right hand in blessing. Drawn on disparate, pasted-together pieces of paper accompanied by shakily calligraphed Gothic handwriting, it is simultaneously a mockery and an illumination.
It has now been over a decade since Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan – The Smartest Kid on Earth was published in collected form, and almost two since he first drew the character in a number of short strips in the Chicago weekly New City. Through the nineties, as it was being republished for the first [...]