Archive for: Genesis

Voices from the Archive: L. Nichols on Getting Excited About Comics

“A lot of times I feel tired of the comics scene because people just act like they’re too cool to care.”

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Sequential Boots

Comic-books and Fredric Jameson’s Postmodernism

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Slow-Rolling Genesis Index

We’ve been writing about R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis on and off here at HU for the past month. I think we’re finally done (hear that co-bloggers? Stop it!), but I thought it might be helpful to provide a convenient index of the roundtable. So here it is: ________________ The entire roundtable is here. Ng […]

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Crumb’s Limited Literalism: Seeing and Not Seeing in Genesis

Perhaps the best thing about R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis – the best thing, that is, about an adaptation that cleaves so closely to the original text – is that it repeatedly sends one back to the Bible itself. With that in mind, read the following passage, and tell me what you see: And the […]

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DWYCK: Word Made Inky Flesh

Besides being a major publishing event in comics, Robert Crumb’s comics adaptation of Genesis is an interesting example of the medium’s intersection with literature and its potential to engage fundamental discourse in our culture. It offers itself as something of a lightning rod for the discussion of the suitability both of comics and one of […]

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R. Crumb vs. Kierkegaard — Battle of the Floating Heads!

Langlois’ formulation is the denial of time: an idea of history not as something past, things having happened and remembered, but something entirely now, aggregated all together, present – meaning both presence and in the present tense. — Caroline Small There was once a man; he had learned as a child that beautiful tale of […]

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A Response to Alan Choate’s Defense of R. Crumb’s Genesis

Once again, Alan, thanks for taking the time to write your essay and fully articulate the pleasures of Crumb’s adaptation.I have a number of minor disagreements about which I won’t go into much detail since it would merely be a reiteration of my previous discussions with Ken and yourself. In this particular response, my disagreements […]

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