Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New GRID Column at TCJ: Discussion Forum

My new column will be up at The Comics Journal on Thursday.

I make ten observations about Daniel Clowes's The Death-Ray that I hope will kickstart a conversation about the comic.


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Monday, October 3, 2011

B F F

Willoughby, c. 1998-2011.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Little Bear

Got the news this morning that our precious boy has aggressive and incurable cancer.

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Best. Cat. Ever.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Justice League #1 Examined

My sixth GRID column will be up at The Comics Journal on Monday.

It's a look at the new Justice League #1.

Normally I write about comics I like and try to explain what's interesting about them.

This time I take a different approach.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Teacher's Pet

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ditko at TCJ

My fifth GRID column is up at The Comics Journal . The essay is about:

Ditko and Satire
Sick Humor and Black Comedy
Mania, Laughter, and Death
Performance and Parody
Pantomine and Inter-Panel Narrators
Jokes and Wordplay
Naming and Allegory

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

video

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Announce

See here.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Unemployment


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Friday, June 10, 2011

Paying for It: "Critical Libertarian Aesthetic Visual Theory"

My fourth GRID column is up at The Comics Journal here, a "fantasy three-way" "conversation" about the art in Chester Brown's new graphic novel, in which I play all of the roles.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jack Kirby and Chris Ware


My third GRID column -- "Bedlam and Baby: Parables of Creation in Jack Kirby and Chris Ware" -- is now up at The Comics Journal here.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ivan Brunetti Interview


At The Comics Journal, I interview cartoonist Ivan Brunetti about teaching.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Absolutely Normal: Looking for Ann Roy

I would appreciate any information anyone has on the cartoonist Ann Roy (Ann Roy Emmitt). She published a collection of cartoons in 1947 titled Absolutely Normal. Please email me at my hotmail account: kparille at . . .

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011




Tiptoe, little bear.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tiger.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shady.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Wilbur.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Willoughby.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Moto Hagio at TCJ

My first GRID column for the new TCJ.com is up; it's an essay on Moto Hagio's short story "Bianca."

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Monday, February 21, 2011

danielclowes.com


danielclowes.com

News, info, and other random stuff including:


We're working on it so check back over the coming weeks for updates...

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Lisa Hanawalt online...



New Lisa Hanawalt stuff online here.

I'm not familiar with Anna Wintour but still thought it was funny. Oh Lisa!


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Richard McGuire and Cartoon Polymaths


Friday, February 18, 2011 7:00 p.m.

"Richard McGuire, whose work is featured in the Cartoon Polymaths exhibit, has pursued an extraordinary multidisciplinary career. He is the founding bassist of the seminal no wave band Liquid Liquid, the author of several groundbreaking comics, the illustrator of numerous ingenious New Yorker covers, and the director and designer of the animated short Micro-Loup and the closing segment for the animated anthology film Fear(s) of the Dark. McGuire discusses his career and answers questions in this spotlight event."

"This event is in association with an exhibit Bill Kartalopoulos curated at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons the New School for Design called "Cartoon Polymaths," which is about artists whose work proceeds from a cartoon sensibility to embrace multiple media. Artists in the show are Winsor McCay, Tony Sarg, Saul Steinberg, Mariscal, Richard McGuire, and Paper Rad. There's also a specially commissioned 2-page full color comic by Kevin Huizenga in the free exhibit booklet on the subject of the show."

Some more info about the exhibit here:
http://newschool.edu/parsons/subpage.aspx?id=59621

The exhibit runs through April 15.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Daniel Clowes Bibliography: 10 Years

February 1 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Daniel Clowes Bibliography, a project I began researching in 1999. In the mid-late 90s, David Pautler put a bibliography of Clowes’s work online at wraithspace.com (long since gone), which (if I remember correctly) had around 200-250 items. With David's permission, I took that information as a starting point and began using various search engines, library databases, store for-sale lists, eBay, correspondence, etc. in an effort to identify as many items as I could. Currently, the bibliography has around 1400 items, though I'm sure many others exist.

It's been through a few formats with different sections and subsections; the format I’ve had for the last few years is, I hope, an arrangement that makes it easy for users to locate an item they're searching for, or to see all of the work Clowes has done in a given category. I have also gathered material from the main sections of bibliography into two lists:

Stories in Eightball, Lloyd Llewellyn, and DC Collections
, an alphabetical, cross-referenced list of stories in his two comic series and his books.

Uncollected Stories
, a list of stories/strips that have never been collected into a Clowes anthology.

Initially, the site had no updates section, and a few users requested one; so I have been keeping a record of updates since July 2002. Users occasionally suggest that I provide images of each object, but my goal is simply to track down items, place them into the bibliography’s categories, and annotate them -- when it’s useful to do so. Some sections have more details -- here, for example, I identify all of the contents (with page counts) of each issue of Eightball -- while other sections are simply a list of items.

A number of people have been helpful along the way, and I thank them here.

http://www.danielclowesbibliography.com/

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