Monthly Archives: October 2012

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A Little Dazed

Exactly what you want to watch now. Continue reading

 
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The Diagram of a Life

I finished reading Building Stories about an hour ago, and I’m already late on my deadline. Building Stories is big. It takes time to absorb. Even unpacking all the materials from the box requires time and space that I should have been giving to other things. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (10/31/12 – A Potentially Hazardous Downpour of Comic Book Releases and Rain)

If you’re not reading this, the Comics Journal has finally been washed out of your hair. This is what happens when you entrust the East Coast with anything. Continue reading

 
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Memory and archives. Continue reading

 
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From Comics History to Personal Memory

In Building Stories the narrative past, present, and future come unglued from one another, reminding us that reading itself may also be an issue of memory, of what we recall and when we recall it.
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Pencil Box

Chris Ware, Tucker Stone, and links. Continue reading

 
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“Success In Market Terms Justifies and Validates Anything, Replacing All Theories”

Streamlined comics reviews: Julia Wertz, Osamu Tezuka, Punisher, Iron Man, Hulk. Continue reading

 
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Formal Disruption and Narrative Progress in Building Stories

Ware’s Building Stories, his new graphic-novel-in-a-box, moves away from the narrative and formal coherence of Jimmy Corrigan, eschewing most of that work’s sense of historical context to focus on the process of individual story-making. Continue reading