A Conversation About Comics

#213 Fraggles: The Inhuman Is Better Than Human

Because I’m an adult human with adult human tastes, I’ve recently been rereading the four-issue Fraggle Rock comic arc, “Journey to the Everspring,” by Kate Leth and Jake Myler. It’s not the only Fraggle comic out […]

Sep, 03 · in Inhuman

#212 Having Sex with Animals: The Inhuman World of Superhero Relationships

What would a sexual liaison between The Thing and She-Hulk be like? Given our theme this round, of human / inhuman, these are the kinds of questions that occur to me. I’m thinking about how […]

Aug, 26 · in The Book

#211 Robot Trouble in Alex and Ada

Alex and Ada,by Sarah Vaughn and Jonathan Luna, follows in a long line of science fiction literature and comics that questions the relations between humans and robots: Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric […]

Aug, 18

#210 Speed Machines in Early Comic Strips

Comic strips are clear products of modernity, “born” at a time of intense industrialization, urbanization and growing mediatization: they are rooted in a fast-changing urban culture, with its array of new technologies, attractions and spectacles. […]

Jul, 02

#209 Neoliberalism in Boneville

It’s midnight as I write this, and I’m in Paris. I was supposed to be home in London by now, but some striking ferry workers started a fire in the channel tunnel, and when I […]

Jun, 23

#208 Whatever Happened to Fiona Smyth?

Nostalgia for the 1990s is all the rage at the moment, and comics are not excluded – Fantagraphics have released Daniel Clowes’ Complete Eightball and Drawn & Quarterly have announced a new Julie Doucet book. […]

Jun, 19

#207 Pictures of Parizeau

Yesterday the state funeral for Jacques Parizeau took place in Montreal. Parizeau was the leader of the Parti Québécois from 1988 to 1996 and the 26th Premier of Quebec from 1994 to 1996. In today’s […]

Jun, 11