Archive for: Ken Parille

Skating Above It All

Gender and genre in Ivan Brunetti’s New Yorker cover.

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MegaReview

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.

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Not Best, Mostly American, Comics Non-Criticism

Criticizing Ben Schwartz’s Best American Comics Criticism

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Seeing and Being Seen

Liu Bolin’s spread in Harper’s Bazaar, plus fashion, sexuality and superheroes.

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Forests and Trees

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.

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A comment on Ken Parille’s discussion of Robert Crumb’s Genesis

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 […]

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