Archive for: Charles Hatfield

I Am Bart Beaty! — Slight Return

Beaty and Berlatsky — who’s citing who?

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Voices From the Archive: Charles Hatfield on Why Maus Is Not Glib

Maus moves many people for a reason, something your dismissive posturing cannot account for.”

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Against the Ages

This is some embarrassing shit to ask grown-ups.

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Charles Hatfield on The Playwright

At The Panelists, Charles Hatfield discusses the Playwright. Here’s an excerpt: Billed as a comedy about “the sex life of a celibate middle-aged man,” The Playwright is an austere book about an austere life: a life lived at a remove, so to speak, one of productive loneliness, sexlessness, distance, and disconnection. As if to match, […]

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In praise of Saul Steinberg

(Please click on all images — they’re much easier to see in the big versions.) Over at The Panelists, in the comments to Derik’s really terrific post on Blaise Larmee’s Magic Forest, I’ve been harassing Charles Hatfield a bit about the theoretical status of “sequence” in comics studies. For me, the importance of sequence is […]

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Blog vs. Professor vs. The Internet

I thought we’d end (for now anyway!) the roundtable on Charles Hatfield’s Alternative Comics by highlighting some moments from comments. Steven Samuels: When I think of Gilbert Hernandez, I don’t exactly think of lusty, go for broke cartooning. What he does do is write these potboiler scripts where the characters are put through the wringer. […]

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Blog vs. Professor: On Surface Pleasures and Digging Oneself Deeper

We’re coming to the end of our multi-week roundtable on Charles Hatfield’s book Alternative Comics. Yesterday, Charles wrote a post defending Gilbert Hernandez from…well, mostly from me and Robert Stanley Martin. In this post I’m going to try to clarify my position somewhat, and also try to tie this discussion into why I thought it […]

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