Reading How to Read Nancy
Talking mysteries, grails, and hoses with Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden, authors of the best book ever written about comics.
Seeking Salivation! Food in Early Comics
University of Washington professor José Alaniz invited me to prepare and deliver a guest lecture on early comics for his class on food-themed comics. You could say I hoped the project would turn out to be something I could sink my teeth into. I was not disappointed.
ART… It’s Wacky! Conceptual Comics and Comic Conceptualism in the work of Mark Newgarden and Richard Prince
The gap in perceived cultural value between conceptual art and gag cartoons cannot be wider.
The Lawrence Welk of Cartoonists: Ernie, Nancy, and the Bushmiller Society
Bushmiller refined his art, honed it to its barest essentials, and thereby produced a comic strip that in many respects was the very apotheosis of a comic strip.
THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/1/11 – It never hurts to check.)
There may be other arts besides comics, but I don’t list ’em.