by Anneli Furmark, Amanda Vähämäki, and T. Edward Bak We listed this last month, but in our haste neglected to write it up, a gross oversight on our part, as you will see... This volume has a special Scandinavian focus, with two of the three comics works originating in the somber lands of the midnight sun. A melancholy northern mood pervades the entire collection, including its centerpiece, the contribution of the lone North American, T. Edward Bak. The Partisan -- his first fully developed work since Service Industry, the work for which he is best known -- is a complex multi-layered work that (or, at...
As the increasingly pervasive mediated reality in which we find ourselves here in North America, in all its ever-more-varying-(and dazzling!) forms, gradually gains ground in its encroachment on the natural reality that we had formerly, and throughout the entirety of human evolution, taken for granted, our sense of who we are and what constitutes appropriate behavior in the broad spectrum of human endeavor and social interaction, is undergoing a shift. Lucky for us, Dash Shaw is here to help us find our way with this insightful comics examination of the changes that are going on right behind our noses.
Sub-titled, "July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme", The Great War presents in a single image a visual distillation of the events of that day. While this is not the first 20+ foot-long single image comics book that has come our way – that honor going to Helge Reumann and Xavier Robel's hyper kinetic Elvis Road, originally published in Switzerland in 2002 by Pipifax, and then in the USA by Buenaventurra Press in 2007. But whereas Elvis Road presented a frenzied instant of urban chaos that was unreadable – in the sense that there was simply no way to narratively digest...
A long time coming, Collier's Popular Press is a hefty softcover volume just released by Conundrum Press. It starts off with an introduction by noted Canadian comics scholar, Jeet Heer, who situates Collier's work here squarely in the tradition of "observational cartooning," for which he provides a concise history before ushering in a whoppin' 200 pages of Collier comics, originally published over three decades in a variety of Canadian newspapers and magazines – few, if any, of which have previously reached the straining eyeballs of stateside comics readers. In addition, a series of Collier's...
SEPTEMBER 24 (Wednesday) Michael DeForge, Simon Hanselmann & Patrick Kyle World Tour, w/ Annie Mok
SEPTEMBER 25 (Thursday) John Porcellino Hospital Suite signing & screening of Root Hog or Die, the John Porcellino / King-Cat Comics documentary film*
*PLEASE NOTE: The John Porcellino event will be held at The Harris Theatre, located at 809 Liberty Avenue, downtown.
BOTH EVENTS BEGIN AT 7:00pm.
Hope to see you there!
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