Reviews of new or newish comics and books by Tomine, Clowes/Parille, Forsman, Vaughn, Johnson, Stevens, Katz/Brooks/Tsurumi/Rothman, O’Barr/Dodé, Lewis/Aydin/Powell and Van Hamme/Giraud.
Archive for: Ken Parille
Criticizing Ben Schwartz’s Best American Comics Criticism
Liu Bolin’s spread in Harper’s Bazaar, plus fashion, sexuality and superheroes.
For Ken Parille, the story is about punishing adults. Whether or not that’s the case, there’s not doubt that “Bianca” is more effective at punishing Bianca than it is at punishing Clara. Clara grows up and becomes a successful artist. Bianca suffers death by landscape.
Before I forget and these connections are lost in the mists of time, I just wanted to add a link to Ken Parille’s lucid explanation of the attractions of The Book of Genesis. Some notable excerpts: “The fundamental achievement of Crumb’s Genesis for me is that it avoids something that’s central to so many illustrated […]