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.
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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
For me, the central theme of How to Be an Artist was this question of influence, the in-betweenness of autonomy and beholdenness: at the crossroads.
Being a critic is kind of like writing an autobiography. It’s an arrogant act to say, Listen to meeeee, for what I say is important! The thing is, what I say isn’t all that important. I’m not going to be in the majority on this one, and I doubt that many people will care about [...]
We got a couple of really thoughtful comments on the Years Have Pants roundtable, so I thought I’d highlight them.
I’d hoped to put this post later in the week and run more positive assessments first. But bumps occurred, and here we are. For Campbell fans, I’d urge you to read Suat’s preamble for a more loving assessment, or check out Robert Stanley Martin or Charles Hatfield for discussions of the Playwright. And of course the [...]