Archive for: Matthias

DWYCK: What’s the Story?

Eddie Campbell and appreciating the comicness of comics.

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DWYCK: Never Just a Joke

Art, cluelessness, insensitivity, free speech, and race in Scandinavia.

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DWYCK: Tempus Fugit (Degas, Comics)

Degas, time, motion, and comics

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The Major’s Testament

From the first pages of the book, we learn that there is only one possible ending for him: death.

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DWYCK: Open Sesame

Parts of the comics intelligentsia seem to be developing an unhealthy obsession with ideological readings of comics.

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DWYCK: True Lies

Dominique Goblet depicts her father as a late medieval Madonna, nurturing his child, right hand in blessing. Drawn on disparate, pasted-together pieces of paper accompanied by shakily calligraphed Gothic handwriting, it is simultaneously a mockery and an illumination.

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DWYCK: Jimmy Corrigan’s Spectacular Reality

It has now been over a decade since Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan – The Smartest Kid on Earth was published in collected form, and almost two since he first drew the character in a number of short strips in the Chicago weekly New City. Through the nineties, as it was being republished for the first […]

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