I keep seeing the same scene play itself over and over in my head....more
Posts Tagged: Yumi Sakugawa
Our resident cartoonist extraordinaire Yumi Sakugawa has some very exciting stuff coming up....more
See Yumi Sakugawa about the redemptive features of mind-entering snakes in Saturday’s comic.
Speaking of mind-entering, in Sunday’s essay, Mag Gabbert catapults us into the head of a panicked teenage girl who has just discovered that she’s pregnant. This is very intimate, very honest....more
No, no, you have to stare at that one spot and kind of unfocus your eyes. Lean in a little closer and…there. Do you see it? It’s the weekend Rumpus roundup.
On Saturday, Yumi Sakugawa gave us shivers with her her comic “White Noise.”
On Sunday, we debuted a brand new events column: Notable Chicago!...more
I can’t understand anything you are saying....more
I know it’s hard, but maybe it’s best if you take a part of your morning to ignore the central emptiness that governs all of our motivations and extrapersonal interactions and read the weekend features.
If you’ve ever wanted to engage in surreal, intricate, and more or less physically impossible meta-nail art, Yumi Sakugawa has curated a helpful guide for you over at Saturday’s comic....more
Christ…brace yourself for an emotionally crippling time with these weekend features. (The pain is worth it! It always is!)
In Saturday’s feature, the tragic end to an interplanetary love story shivers with loss—one of Yumi Sakugawa’s best comics yet.
Sunday’s essay is structured around an experimental narrative in which Jennifer Pastiloff explores themes of possession across various experiences: the generosity of a vagrant stranger, an imagined romance with a fellow actor, a harrowing car accident that results in miracle....more
Monday already? We understand your pain; why don’t you gulp down the rest of your morning cup of Soylent and secure ample room in your gullet for these weekend Rumpus features:
Once again, Yumi Sakugawa showcases her mastery of capturing existential torment with Saturday’s comic....more
There are no holiday weekends in August, but there are weekend Rumpus roundups.
If you feel like you need a hundred-year-nap, you might relate to Saturday’s comic by Yumi Sakugawa.
And on Sunday, Rob Roberge wrestled with the way fiction wrestles with the impossible complexity of making moral decisions:
But/and it strikes me that most good writing (and here, I’ll put my vote in for “good” being synonymous with ethically complex…) concerns itself with issues of non-conventional morality.
Hope your Pride Weekend was pretty, witty, and gay.
On that topic, we interviewed Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore about her book The End of San Francisco, which asks the question: If San Francisco is “a place where marginalized queers can come to find a way to cope…is this possible anymore?...more
It’s Monday. You’re working hard. Take a moment to stop and smell the weekend Rumpus roundup.
First, Yumi Sakugawa takes us to the heart of the forest in a comic about a dead spider king.
Then, Liz Prato starts coughing and can’t stop in her Sunday Rumpus essay “In Sickness and In Health“:
What can we and can’t we handle, and who decides?
The weekend is over, but the Rumpus features remain.
Another installation of Yumi and Everyone We Know about fire tigers (they only burn you alive if you forget to offer them candy).
And a Sunday Rumpus essay called “On Color, Brain Cancer, and the Possibility That I Am Already Dead,” about, well, color, brain cancer, and the possibility that we are already dead:
Now, though, I am forced to this appalling conclusion.
Before you get back to the grind, savor these last bits of the weekend.
And an interview with Susan Steinberg about crossing genres, reversing VIDA stats, and the importance of bucking formula....more
We hope your St. Patrick’s Day was free of snakes and blooming with four-leaf clovers. If you didn’t garnish your Guinness with Rumpus weekend features, you can catch up right now!...more
We ran some preetttty choice features this weekend.
Such as: “Imposter Moon,” a comic by Yumi Sakugawa.
And such as: “Object Lesson,” an essay by Amy Botula about the mementos we treasure, from beloved childhood stuffed animals to condom wrappers heavy with superstitious significance....more
If you skipped the Rumpus this weekend to watch the Super Bowl (who wouldn’t after reading J. Ryan Stradal’s guide for people who don’t know about football?), here’s what you missed.
A gorgeous Yumi Sakugawa comic called “Of Light.”
Another comic, this one about Groundhog Day, by Cassie J....more