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A great year for fiction, a good year for non-fiction, a bad year for thinning my to-read list.

Books of the Year 2013

A great year for fiction, a good year for non-fiction, a bad year for thinning my to-read list.

Dec, 05
Sherlock Holmes, Marvel Comics, and Doctor Who: three versions of continuity and their problems. The symbiotic relationship between creators and fans yields a false god.

Continuity as Commodity and Fetish

Sherlock Holmes, Marvel Comics, and Doctor Who: three versions of continuity and their problems. The symbiotic relationship between creators and fans yields a false god.

Aug, 08

Otto Dix’s War Sketches

I was lucky enough to see the exhibit of Otto Dix’s paintings in Montreal last year. I previously thought of him as one of the weaker expressionists, being too unsubtle even by their standards (check […]

Mar, 01

Blumenberg’s Metaphorology

Two new Hans Blumenberg books are out in English translation, both short: Paradigms for a Metaphorology (and Care Crosses the River (1987). The second one is more aphoristic than anything else I’ve read by him […]

Sep, 09

Jules Feiffer: Backing Into Forward, A Memoir

There is no mention of I Want to Go Home in this book.1 Tantrum ____________________ 1 As much as I love Feiffer’s drawing, The Great Comic Book Heroes, and Little Murders, there has always seemed […]

Mar, 09

Christmas Cheer from Carl Barks and Donald Duck

A few happy memories from childhood, courtesy of the most fatalistic comic books ever written for children. First a bit from a censored story, “Silent Night,” written in 1945 but never published until 1981: The […]

Dec, 26

R. Sikoryak’s Masterpiece Comics

I’ve been reading Sikoryak’s parodies in one form or another since I was a teenager and saw “Good Ol’ Gregor Brown” (Charlie Brown does Kafka) in RAW. Finally they’ve been collected into a book. Here […]

Dec, 15

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