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Ear to the Street

Today on the site:

Joe McCulloch kicks of 2016 as anyone should: With comics!

The Guardian has a good new summation of the way in which Charlie Hebdo has been misrepresented.

Here's an overview of Tunisian comics. 

Via Robert Boyd, here's an excellent and early article on comics as a medium from the great literary critic Leslie Fielder.

Jonathan Chandler on Inkstuds.

Art in America's new issue is comics-themed, with a piece by our own Ryan Holmberg and, I gotta say, having read it in draft form, the best formal analysis, in terms of contemporary and modern art, of Jack Kirby I've ever read, by the great Alexi Worth. In fact I'd say it's the first serious analysis of Kirby-the-artist that I've read. No surprise that strong writing on Kirby would come from outside of comics. I could say more, but in 2016 I'm trying to figure out (well, Tim and I both) the balance between just ignoring things rather than commenting and burning bridges (people are awfully sensitive) and just saying whatever is on my mind. Still can't decide which way to go.


3 Responses to Ear to the Street

  1. Paul Slade says:

    The Comics Journal has a long and noble tradition of commenting and burning bridges by saying whatever was on its mind. It’d be a shame if the website turned against this tradition now.

  2. Dan Nadel says:

    Paul, this web site isn’t turning against that tradition, I was just musing out loud about how far to go in one direction or another in my own writing.

  3. Michael Hill says:

    Dan, just say what’s on your mind. It would be nice to see some strong writing on Kirby’s writing (and I don’t mean *just* dialogue), even if it needs to come from outside of comics. Here’s Mark Evanier’s response to the Worth article:

    http://www.newsfromme.com/2016/01/06/kirby-konsidered/

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