Like a very slow game of ping-pong....more
Posts Tagged: Yumi Sakugawa
Sometimes I imagine a visitor from outer space stepping into my body and mind....more
This is how we have always known him....more
These days I don’t remember…...more
After a long and bitter argument, Bird Girl and Fox Girl parted ways to start new lives elsewhere....more
If I can see them, I can name them....more
Having faith in invisible cocoons....more
Here’s a small glimpse of her conversation with Code Switch’s Kat Chow, this bit on a recent comic she drew for the Rumpus:
…with “Moon Between The Mountains,” it honestly started as a random doodle of a kitty human being left on the door step of these strange, wrinkly-looking people.
New Year’s Resolutions from Yumi Sakugawa include finding the bear in the stars and the lotus in the fire. What are your resolutions?...more
Christopher Linforth reviews John Gosslee’s Blitzkrieg today in Rumpus Poetry....more
“Sometimes we get bored of being everywhere and nowhere at once…”...more
Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, which is due out in spring 2014, will feature comics from MariNaomi’s Rumpus strip Smoke In Your Eyes plus a bunch of work you haven’t seen before....more
Our resident cartoonist extraordinaire Yumi Sakugawa has some very exciting stuff coming up....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
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.
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