Archive for the ‘Graphic novels’ Category

Graduation Day

May 27, 2016

The cover of the May 30th New Yorker, “Commencement”:

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A standard exercise on this blog: what do you have to know to understand what’s going on in this drawing? To see why it might be funny? (It could, of course,  just be an affectionate  portrait of an event of the season, not meant to be funny.)

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Peter Kuper

May 6, 2016

It starts with a single-panel gag cartoon in the April 2016 Funny Times:

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First, things you need to know to get this cartoon. Then, information about cartoonist and graphic novelist Peter Kuper and his other work.

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Reading the comics

May 6, 2016

The front cover of Ivan Brunetti’s 2006 An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories:

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So many kinds of comics to read, so many kinds of readers.

The main image looks like a New Yorker cover with a gentle send-up of current interest in comics and, especially, graphic novels. It’s the work of the cartoonist who goes by the pseudonym Seth.

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paying for it

May 6, 2016

A graphic memoir by a veteran cartoonist:

A painfully honest accounting of Brown’s hiring women for sex (yes, not all the sex on this blog is gay sex — though there is a Page here for postings about male prostitution) and, separately (in a set of appendices, pp. 229-80), a case for the decriminalization of sex work.

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Graphic novel: Logicomix

April 24, 2016

One more comics-related posting for the day, but no gay connection this time:

Apostolos Doxiadis & Christos H. Papadimitridou (art by Alecos Papadatos, color by Annie Di Donna). Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth (2009)

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Daniel Clowes

April 16, 2016

The cartoonist and graphic novelist, with special reference to his “comic-strip novel” Ice Haven:

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Among the large cast of characters in the book is Harry Naybors, Comic Book Critic (a jab at, yes, comic book critics). (The central character on the cover is Random Wilder, the narrator.)

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The story of Noodles Crumplewaste, Any-Size Woodtank, and Index Icecup

November 11, 2015

Today’s Zippy, with our Pinhead surreally awash in preposterous names (though I can’t help suspecting that there might be actual models for these), cartooning, and Art:

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Three New Yorker graphic Xists

May 28, 2015

Collected recently, three New Yorker cartoonists producing graphic fiction, graphic memoirs, etc. (often lumped together as graphic novels, though only some of these works are novels in the traditional sense; novel has developed a widespread new sense as ‘book’.) Roz Chast, who’s appeared in postings here a number of times; Chris Ware, who’s appeared here just once, with a New Yorker cover for Mothers Day; and Adrian Tomine, new to this blog.

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