Sunday, December 27, 2015

ICYMI -- Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 12/21/15 to 12/27/15

Highlighting some great comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.


COMICS CRITICISM

* Robert Kirby on Glenn Head's CHICAGO
* Keith Silva recently reran his piece OBSESSIONS, HARD TRUTHS, AND A STUFFED AARDVARK on his blog. Worth a re-read
* Kate Tanski's FAT POSITIVITY IN COMICS: WHAT I NEED FROM FAITH
* Austin Lanari's ANATOMY OF A PAGE: NAOKI URASAWA'S PLUTO
* Sarah Horrocks' FAVORITE COMICS OF 2015
* Kawai Shen on Sam Alden's NEW CONSTRUCTION
* Chase Magnett and Mark Stack discuss the age old conundrum of BETTY VS. VERONICA
* Jason Sacks really goes long form in his discussion of SANDMAN: FABLES AND REFLECTIONS
* Sam Marx's BEST OF 2015: INDIE COMICS
* Zainab Akhtar's 2015 IN COMICS: A READING GUIDE


WHATNOT


* Angouleme Festival releases the OFFICIAL SELECTIONS FOR ITS 2016 SHOW
* Ray Sonne's WHERE QUEER APPROPRIATION IN SUPERGIRL FILLS IN FOR DC COMICS' PAST HOMOPHOBIA 
* Adam Kirsch on THE POETRY OF YEHUDA AMICHAI
* Richard Brody on DOUGLAS SIRK'S GLORIOUS CINEMA OF OUTSIDERS
* Chris Gavaler's ANALYZING COMICS 101: RHETORICAL FRAMING
* David Brothers' TALKING TO MYSELF, DIVERSITY AND COMICS 
* Jennifer de Guzman's THE HOUSE THAT SILENCE BUILT: HARASSMENT IN THE COMICS INDUSTRY
* If you think comics are weird, check out the world of "fine art" -- that shit's crazy. Here's ArtNetNews' 30 MOST EXCITING ARTISTS IN NORTH AMERICA RIGHT NOW

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