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Successes and shortcomings by Haverholm (haverholm.com)
I don’t know how to announce a new scholarly paper. Somehow I sense that a thesis that constitutes six months’ work should be presented with less boast and pomp than I would a five minute drawing or an hour-long performance. My Master’s thesis, Uncomics – reconsidering the comics form throug...

Tangential to the subject of my Master’s thesis, The Comics Grid recently published an article by Ernesto Priego and Peter Wilkins, ‘The Question Concerning Comics as Technology: Gestell and Grid’. I’m not in the habit of posting about every interesting article on TCG (there are only so many hours in the day, and you’d be better served just subscribing to their news feed) but I’m flattered to see a page from my own When the last story is told used to illustrate the article. So you know the authors went deep in their research!

Thanks also to Jonah Sack for the heads up!

Here’s a thought about “something you can make pictures in your mind with”

I always have a backlog of 8-10 episodes from Erik Davis' Expanding Minds podcast waiting for me to listen to them. They are wide ranging, cross-disciplinary conversations about art, music, "technoculture", and contemporary spirituality, and I find them as rewarding to engage with as they are demanding of the listener's attention. Most recently I sat…

Jochen Gerner is alive

As much as I extol the comicness of IKEA manuals, I've never satisfyingly appropriated them as comics (except for half-jokes like this and this). No need, though – we already have Jochen Gerner's home (ikea 2008): The subtitle is ikea 2008, but the work is from 2009 – using the previous year's IKEA catalogue as…