Tag Archives: Ken Parille

Steve Ditko and the Comic-Book People

A big-picture/close-reading appreciation of Steve Ditko through the lens of his relationship with the world known as Comicdom. (It’s also a story about a cartoonist’s profound investment in words and his hostility toward editors who didn’t understand his unusual approach to language.) Continue reading

 

Hope I Die Before I Get

It’s the air we breathe. Continue reading

 

The Plight of the Superhero Comic Book

Working his way through a stack of recent mainstream and alternative superhero comics, Ken Parille finds many drowning in clichés and a few that get it right. Continue reading

 

Ghost World at Twenty: Daniel Clowes’s Dialogue

Innovation in the 1990s: a comic book in which people talk like people. Continue reading

 

Steve Ditko’s Cartooning: Abstraction / Word vs. Picture / Motion

Grid explores the innovative visual techniques of artist Steve Ditko. Continue reading