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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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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

 
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The Enigmatic Edward Sorel

One our greatest illustrators writes about his friend and colleague. Continue reading

 
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Body Schemas

Building Stories is in a very primary sense a comic about women and the private lives they lead. Continue reading

 
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Shades of Gray: The Life and Death of the Oft-overlooked Master

Gray Morrow was the legend that should’ve been, one of those rare and amazing artist’s artists who slipped between the cracks of popularity in the comics industry, his work imbibed with the same magic that graced old Flash Gordon strips. Continue reading

 
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The Silent Sublime

What does silence teach us about the graphic medium, and the perception that we listen to comics as much as we engage in reading them? Continue reading

 
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The Toc Toc of “Nothing, Really”

Rather than encountering a disability that’s visually present but verbally absent, readers meet with very explicit mention of the protagonist’s body at various points in various texts:. Continue reading

 
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“Sometimes, You Get Your Throat Cut While a Clown is Pulling Your Pants Down”: An Interview with Josh Simmons

Talking horror and narrative with the creator of The Furry Trap. Continue reading