Wrapping up our roundtable on Eddie Campbell’s Alec comics here at HU, we present to you an extended conversation with Mr. Campbell himself about work, life, and fate.
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Jared Gardner or a replacement has written about The Fate of the Artist over at the Panelists.
The overall feeling of sketchiness, unfinishedness, of rapidly stealing an instant to the constant flow of living. A vivid memory of a slice of life that’s always fragile because it’s always on the verge of disappearance…
Graffiti Kitchen is an absolute masterpiece of the comics art form.
Part of my affection for Campbell’s work is a share of common interests: observational humorous anecdotes, the creative life, wine, the alternate usefulness and folly of self-mythologizing, Alan Moore’s basement
Over at the Panelists, Alex Boney looks at Eddie Campbell’s mainstream and superhero work in two posts. one; two. More in our own Campbell roundtabling later today.
For me, the central theme of How to Be an Artist was this question of influence, the in-betweenness of autonomy and beholdenness: at the crossroads.
Being a critic is kind of like writing an autobiography. It’s an arrogant act to say, Listen to meeeee, for what I say is important! The thing is, what I say isn’t all that important. I’m not going to be in the majority on this one, and I doubt that many people will care about […]