Some notes on what’s on the bookshelf and the turntable. Recent writing is here, and Clickable posts are here.
My writing on comics and other books in 2016 appeared at Hyperallergic, the Chicago Reader, the Washington City Paper, and here at my site. Let’s work together: dominic.umile@gmail, and see more clips here.
In the first chapter of a topical digital sci-fi comic called The Solar Grid from Egyptian street artist, writer, graphic designer, and critic Ganzeer, “human civilization is in ruins.”
Josh Cotter’s 2016 Fantagraphics comic and Jesse Jarnow’s reported book for Da Capo Press have me thinking about the marvels of Internet technology — both real and imagined.
Online and in print: My Chicago Reader piece about a new Hillary Chute book and an effort to recognize comics as a substantial documentary form.
Grateful that reporter/editor Aimee Levitt was kind enough to include some of my comics criticism in the Chicago Reader’s “All the books we liked in 2015.” For the Reader last year, I wrote about March: Book Two, The Oven, and more — you can find a round-up here of all of the comics stuff I wrote in 2015.
My writing on comics in 2015 appeared at Hyperallergic, in the Chicago Reader, the Washington City Paper, and here at my site. Get in touch with me at dominic.umile@gmail, and see more clips here.
In a popular excerpt of a new book called Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel (Abrams ComicArts) from former DC Comics president and writer Paul Levitz, a lengthy discussion of the roots of graphic novels yields mentions of various watershed works and “titles that helped define the form,” including the woodcut novels of Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel.
The first issue of Providence, a new Avatar Press comic series from creators Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows that will see eleven more installments before it’s wrapped up, is mostly concerned with dialogue.