As I unboxed Building Stories, sitting on the floor and slowly spreading out its wondrous contents, my first thought was of Marcel Duchamp’s Box in a Valise, his “portable museum”. Continue reading
In this excerpt from Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story we’re brought into Marvel in 1992, buzzing with marketing changes, sales figures and the just-departed Image artists.
In Building Stories, the game and the book-as-object are the frameworks through which a multilayered, intricate web of stories and relationships emerge. Continue reading
A visit to the NY Art Book Fair complete with people watching, nostalgia and horse meat. Continue reading
An excerpt from Jared Gardner’s biography of Skippy’s Percy Crosby. Continue reading
The artist typically said very little about his life before Barnaby. But before Barnaby, there was Crockett Johnson. And before Crockett Johnson, there was David Johnson Leisk. Continue reading
The Night Business and Gangsta Rap Posse creator talks self-publishing, the connection between comics and foie gras, and the inspiration he draws from Giotto and giallo. Continue reading
Dal Tokyo dramatizes both the conundrum of civilization—i.e., the individual’s quest for instinctual freedom is forever in conflict with the social order’s demand for conformity and instinctual repression—and also the conundrum of the mind torn between conflicting imperatives. Continue reading