Archive for: Old Wine

EC Comics and the Chimera of Memory (Part 2 of 2)

As long as we believe in good, we can’t go wrong!

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EC Comics and the Chimera of Memory (Part 1 of 2)

We should be filled with pity not despair at their ignorance.

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Old Wine in New Wineskins: The House on the Borderland

Richard Corben’s comic adaptation/desecration of William Hope Hodgson

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Old Wine in New Wineskins: Hisashi Sakaguchi’s Ikkyu

The manga biography of the crazy zen monk, Ikkyu.

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Old Wine in New Wineskins: The Gospel According to Chester Brown

In honor of Holy Week, I’m republishing (with some corrections) an old review which first appeared in the pages of  The Comics Journal (#261) in 2004. For those whose memories don’t stretch that far back, Chester Brown’s Yummy Fur was one of the mainstays of the independent comics scene in the late 80s.  It was […]

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Old Wine in New Wineskins: An Analysis of Streak of Chalk

The following article on Miguelanxo Prado’s Streak of Chalk was written about 15 years ago soon after the release of  its English translation. It has never been published and I assumed the manuscript had been lost up till a few months back when I discovered it in a stack of old ring folders. While Prado […]

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