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Power Records Presents

I first posted this essay on my blog early in 2013, not long after I’d seen Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby. This year I wrote about the Power Records sets again for the zine Towards a Poetics of Man-Bat and for The Los Angeles Review of Books, so I thought it would be […]

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“Like Comics Without Panels”

On putting cartoons on the wall.

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Thierry Groentseen, densité, and Carol Swain’s Gast

On panel borders, self, and other

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Charles Johnson’s “It’s life as I see it” and Single Panel Cartoons

Groensteen’s theory of narrative and Charles Johnson’s comics

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Walt Kelly and Me

Nostalgia, racism, and Pogo.

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Is Otto Binder and Joe Orlando’s “I, Robot” a Protest Novel?

Are you the robot being hunted or the people hunting robots?

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Gil Kane, Memory Drawing, and Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait

Rick Jones as Bob Dylan.

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