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Posts Tagged: graphic novels

Goliath Excerpt

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Today brought the release of Goliath by Tom Gauld (who was featured in our Spotlight Series this past fall). Boing Boing shares a seven-page excerpt from the Drawn & Quarterly graphic novel, lauded as a “tragic, darkly funny retelling of David and Goliath from Goliath’s perspective.” (Via Maud Newton)

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Life Under the City

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This weekend, Anthony Horton died in a fire in a New York subway tunnel. Horton, who had made a home in the tunnels, was the co-author of Pitch Black, a graphic novel “based on his life underground.” The New York Times reflects on his life and shares an excerpt of the novel, co-written by Youme […]

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Graphic Renaissance

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“If a comic can serve as the mediating mask of tragedy, that might help explain why graphic novels are proving so successful in depicting not only torture and war but illness, domestic conflict, even teenage trauma—anything hard to face in the raw. Comics can morph directly from realism to expressionist fantasy—from a prison cell or […]

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The Power of Graphic Novels

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“We live in an anxiety about language now, I think, that has created (a) boom, an Age of Euphemism, and I do think there’s something about the comic that can move through the lies and subvert the euphemism in what we as readers experience as victories for truth. Linda Barry, in her masterpiece, What It Is, […]

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The Constitution in Pictures

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Over at Cool Tools, Kevin Kelly has posted a review of a graphic adaptation of the US Constitution. Describing the document as “a robust self-correcting legal OS,” but admits that it can be hard to understand. But he recommends the primer very highly. Although it’s the comic book version, “rather than dumbing it down, it […]

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Saturday Morning Links

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Lots of people, myself included, mocked NBCU’s decision to change the name of the Sci-Fi Channel to the “hipper” and more easily textable “SyFy.” Michael Hinman, who created the website SyFy Portal ten years ago (now named Airlock Alpha), has a different take on the controversy. Graphic novels, after years of huge sales numbers, finally […]

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