Parts of the comics intelligentsia seem to be developing an unhealthy obsession with ideological readings of comics.
“I’m examining American guilt and I’m examining male guilt.”
Melodrama in Craig Thompson’s Habibi — part of the ongoing roundtable on Orientalism.
Said was putting forth defenses of books like Heart of Darkness specifically on the grounds that Conrad was self-aware.
Thompson’s risky gambit was to create a consciously Orientalist work in a post 9/11 context.