Andrei Molotui on Visual Motifs in Superhero Comics A really great article that actually makes me want to read some of the comics being discussed – which, given my usual difficultly in engaging with that kind of material, is no easy task.
Yeah, this explains why (weird Japanese jokes aside) One Piece is amazing, and why Naruto hasn’t been any good in years. Oda is clearly killing himself to make an amazing comic, but Kishimoto might as well be sitting in a cubicle at any office complex in the world – at least to me, Naruto reads […]
There are several reasons why I love this depiction, from the inside front cover of Chris Ware’s ACME Novelty Library 18, of the thoughts swirling around a character’s mind as she attempts to fall asleep (seen in bed at far right). First, it makes great use of its physicality as a printed objected. There’s something […]
There are many great things about Mitsuru Adachi’s baseball/coming-of-age comic Cross Game, but I was especially taken in my initial reading of the first three volumes (as newly released in English by Viz) with Adachi’s use of pages like the one above – read right to left, of course. This page isn’t at all necessary […]
After having finally read Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Library 19 a while ago, I was eager to return to Rob Clough’s interview on the book with Tom Spurgeon, which I remembered having skimmed over and been intrigued by when I first saw it. The whole piece was quite enjoyable, but this quote really stood out […]
I was interviewed for the comics issue of QRD magazine, and you can read my overworked, barely coherent answers right here. You should check out the main interview page as well, as there are interviews with lots of great cartoonists, including Brandon Graham, Ross Campbell, Alex Robinson and many others.