Sunday, November 13, 2016

ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 11/7/16 to 11/13/16

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


COMICS CRITICISM



* John Seven reviews Tom Gauld's MOON COP, which he says is "about believing in something so much that you are willing to go through the motions of fulfilling a role that has no purpose in order to offer some concrete structure that proves it actually exists, even as other forces work against that hopeful fantasy."

* Andy Oliver on WHAT IS "HOME"? by Anja Uhren, a book that "invites us to consider how we characterise a concept thatt on one level embodies the most comfortable familiarity and yet on another proves to be nebulous and almost intangible in its definition."

* Shea Hennum's MOEBIUS AND BEYOND: AN INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN COMICS over on Paste.

* Phillipe LeBlanc takes a long and circuitous route in his review of Charles Forsman's REVENGER. It's fascinating, in a way, to witness this piece unfold and veer into unexpected places filled with sudden, off-putting tonal shifts and personal confessions that tighten your stomach in that kind of right-before-a-car-wreck way (also, just an opinion, but The Beat sure could use a copy editor).

WHATNOT

* Tim Goodyear interviews SHAKY KANE. They chat about a wide range of topics, including Kane's new book, Cowboys and Insects.

* 10 CARTOONISTS REACT TO TRUMP WINNING THE ELECTION

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