Writing

2013

  1. A torrent of writing about the comics on my desk 12/6 - 12/7
  2. My First SPX
  3. Every Comic I Read in 2013: August
  4. Every Comic I Read in 2013: July
  5. Every Comic I Read in 2013: June
  6. Every Comic I Read in 2013: May
  7. Every Comic I Read in 2013: April
  8. 9th Bloggiversary
  9. Ga(ro/ps)
  10. Every Comic I Read in 2013: March
  11. Comics as "écriture": Balthazar Kaplan
  12. Every Comic I Read in 2013: February
  13. Every Comic I Read in 2013: January
  14. 2012 in Review

2012

  1. Best Comics I Read in 2012
  2. Post-BCGF
  3. Building Stories, first read
  4. (at The Hooded Utilitarian) "Dungeons & Nostalgia"
  5. Comics Poetry, Poetry Comics, Graphic Poems
  6. "Literary" Comics
  7. (at The Hooded Utilitarian) "A Peter that Never Existed"
  8. MoCCA 2012
  9. On Locas: La Maggie La Superhero
  10. Comics Books 2011

2011

  1. Manga 2011
  2. Minicomics and Short Stories 2011
  3. Webcomics 2011
  4. Astral Talk edited by Aidan Koch
  5. BCGF 2011
  6. Best American Comics Notables 2011
  7. What makes a comic great?
  8. Quote: Comics as Collage
  9. One-Panel Criticism: King-Cat No. 65
  10. Writing about Colosse
  11. Top 10 Comics circa June 1 2011
  12. Essay on: Jaime Hernandez's Locas
  13. Favorites: "Psalm" by John Porcellino
  14. MMF: Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi
  15. Lone Pine by Jed McGowan
  16. Excess and the Everyday in Hanawa's Doing Time
  17. Fabrice Neaud on Stylistic Change
  18. MoCCA Festival 2011
  19. Interview with Austin English
  20. Anthology Round-Up
  21. Kozue Amano's Aria: Nostalgia etc
  22. Grey Supreme 1 by Mark Laliberte
  23. One-Page Criticism: Prince Valiant #199
  24. MMF: Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa
  25. Deborah Turbeville: Past Imperfect
  26. Brickbrickbrick by Mark Laliberte
  27. Best Online Comics Criticism 2010: Derik's List
  28. One-Page by Blaise Larmee
  29. One Blueberry Panel
  30. Flesh and Bone by Julie Gfrorer

2010

  1. Best Print Comics of 2010
  2. Best Webcomics of 2010
  3. The Whale by Aidan Koch
  4. Points de vue
  5. Enso and Haiga
  6. LitGraphic at the Michener Museum
  7. The Zabime Sisters by Aristophane
  8. Ozu Inspiration
  9. Alternative Comics Roundtable
  10. Translation of Neaud on Aristophane
  11. Talking Head
  12. A page from Cross Game
  13. Discussing Style
  14. International
  15. Technological Advances?
  16. Renoir on Plagiarism
  17. Trains are Mint 7
  18. Bordwell on Show and Tell
  19. Masereel's Leaps in Time
  20. Philadelphia Museum of Art Visit
  21. PACC Follow-up
  22. Mushishi 8-9-10
  23. Two Panels by Herge
  24. DC Trip, Museum Highlights
  25. Best American Comics Criticism?
  26. Talking, Thinking, and Seeing in Pictures: Narration, Focalization, and Ocularization in Comics Narratives
  27. from The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
  28. Garo Manga Exhibit
  29. David Markson RIP
  30. Asterios Polyp: Word balloons, colors, etc.
  31. La Bande Dessinee, Mode D'Emploi by Groensteen
  32. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R Crumb
  33. Abstract Comics: The Discussion
  34. Proper Go Well High by Oliver East
  35. Friday by Jenni Rope
  36. Pascal Matthey’s Scenic Descriptions
  37. Haiku and Haiga
  38. My Best Comics of 2009

2009

  1. Notes on Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema
  2. Elements by G#ROM
  3. Driven By Lemons by Joshua Cotter
  4. Travel by Yuichi Yokoyama
  5. The Hot Breath of War by Alixopulos
  6. Poem Strip by Dino Buzzati
  7. Masterpiece Comics by R Sikoryak
  8. Super Spy by Matt Kindt
  9. Suppli 1-3 by Mari Okazaki
  10. Yes and Hypnotizing by Aidan Koch
  11. Archaeology by James McShane
  12. Exploding Head Man by Jason Overby
  13. Aria v5 by Kozue Amano
  14. Tarzan: The Jesse Marsh Years
  15. A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
  16. Map of My Heart by John Porcellino
  17. Lose 1 by Michael Deforge
  18. The First Transmission of the MCC
  19. Alex Toth Doodle Book
  20. Running Away by Toussaint
  21. The Complete Jack Survives by Jerry Moriarty
  22. Le Tricheur by Ruppert and Mulot
  23. Rereading Hutch Owen
  24. Ending Asterios Polyp
  25. Kramer's Ergot 7 at du9
  26. Warmer and Little Flashes by Aidan Koch
  27. Translation: Poison River and the vertiginous ellipsis
  28. Reading Bande Dessinee by Ann Miller
  29. Comic Art: Characteristics and Potentialities of a Narrative Medium, Abbott (1986)
  30. Le Voyage by Baudoin
  31. Snowy Sees Double
  32. Petit Trait by Baladi
  33. Man of My Heart by Toth
  34. Oishinbo 1 and 2 by Kariya and Hanasaki
  35. Hoytiden by Rui Tenreiro
  36. Comics by Allan Haverholm
  37. Posts on Tezuka's Phoenix
  38. Phoenix Volume 10 and 11: Sun
  39. Butor on Detective Stories
  40. MoCCA 2009 Recap
  41. Phoenix 9: Strange Beings
  42. Lone Wolf and Akira
  43. Phoenix 9: Life
  44. Phoenix 7 and 8: Civil War
  45. Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey
  46. Phoenix 6: Nostalgia
  47. Phoenix Volume 8: Robe of Feathers
  48. Phoenix Volume 5: Resurrection
  49. Phoenix Volume 4: Karma
  50. Phoenix Volume 3: Space
  51. Phoenix Volume 3: Yamato
  52. Phoenix Volume 2: Future
  53. Transformative Constraint in the Comics Classroom
  54. Phoenix Volume 1: Dawn
  55. The Structure of Tezuka's Phoenix
  56. Cold Heat: The Series 5-6 by Jones and Santoro
  57. 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail
  58. Ordinary Victories 2 by Manu Larcenet
  59. Panel Madness Day Four: Rubber Blanket Issue 2 Page 38
  60. Dash Shaw Interview at du9
  61. Parille on Acme Novelty 19
  62. Hart on Drama vs Poetry
  63. More Mushishi
  64. Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara
  65. Metacriticism: Stolidly Gestural
  66. On Criticism by Noel Carroll
  67. Best Webcomics of 2008
  68. Best Comics of 2008

2008

  1. Solipsist's Doodles by Jason Overby
  2. Santoro on Page Composition
  3. The Infinitesimal Novel
  4. Godek's Everyday
  5. Bourbon Island 1730 by Apollo and Trondheim
  6. A Block of Panels in Solanin
  7. Branigan on Point of View
  8. Kinetic Krigstein
  9. Love and Rockets: New Stories
  10. The Marvellous Everyday
  11. Anchorage and Relay
  12. Craghead is a poet
  13. Jessica by Jason Overby
  14. Text, image, layout, rhetoric
  15. Red Colored Elegy by Seiichi Hayashi
  16. Categorization in Analysis
  17. Comics Schemata
  18. An Autumn Afternoon
  19. Two Peanuts Anomalies
  20. Pleasures of the Comics
  21. Quotidian mystery
  22. Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw
  23. "My" poems
  24. Freedom within Boundaries - Presentation
  25. Helen Lundeberg
  26. 3 Appreciations of Frank Santoro – 3
  27. 3 Appreciations of Frank Santoro – 2
  28. 150 panels of Concrete
  29. 3 Appreciations of Frank Santoro - 1
  30. Time Overlapping
  31. Cave and Jungle
  32. Series and Repetition
  33. Breathtaking View
  34. Toussaint at the Quarterly Conversation
  35. Rereading Kawabata
  36. Spuk (Thesen gegen den Fruhling) by Niklaus Ruegg
  37. Love in the Western World
  38. Auden on Critics
  39. Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine
  40. Rubiah and Radioactive Forever
  41. Metronome by Veronique Tanaka
  42. Write what you know or like
  43. Analytical criticism
  44. Wordless Novels and At a Crossroads
  45. Thought Balloon Ellipses
  46. Experimentation and Pretension
  47. Morgan on Single Panels
  48. Morgan on Description in Comics
  49. Pratt drawrite
  50. Trains Are Mint by Oliver East
  51. Panter image
  52. Dichotomies of Life/Art
  53. The Lady's Murder
  54. The Essay
  55. Stephen Frug on Graphic Novels and Length
  56. Dash Shaw on stories and worlds
  57. Felix Vallotton in High Contrast
  58. Thoreau at Walden by John Porcellino
  59. Cold Heat Specials
  60. Making Meaning Notes
  61. Arriola draws music
  62. Maggots by Brian Chippendale
  63. Drawrite
  64. Flaubert on Conclusions
  65. Bordwell on Criticism
  66. Attention Grabbing
  67. Panels & Pictures: Text
  68. Fields and Diagrams
  69. H2 by Mitsuru Adachi
  70. Pettibon Abstract Comic
  71. More on Definitions
  72. Invisible Style
  73. Satchel Paige by Sturm and Tommaso
  74. Robbe-Grillet on plot and surrealism
  75. Rohmer's Style
  76. Quotes on Noir
  77. Gary Gygax RIP
  78. The Golem's Mighty Swing
  79. Reviews v Criticism
  80. Cotton Woods by Ray Gotto
  81. Image Text Interaction Coffee
  82. Panels & Pictures: Definition
  83. Godard and constructive editing
  84. Floating Weeds
  85. Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk
  86. Panels & Pictures: Close Reading Krigstein
  87. First Peanuts Sunday
  88. Best Comics Criticism of 2007
  89. Film Reviewing Film Criticism
  90. Gasoline Alley

2007

  1. Best Comics of 2007
  2. Poetry as Unity
  3. Marsh Composition and Color
  4. Milch on Fiction
  5. Blanchot on the Everyday
  6. Lefebvre on the Everyday
  7. Aborted Groensteen Review
  8. Butor on Flaubert
  9. Trains Are Mint
  10. White Rapids by Pascal Blanchet
  11. Aqua 1 by Kozue Amano
  12. Throbbing Pulse
  13. Favorite Peanuts Strip
  14. Exit by Nabiel Kanan
  15. Page Flow in Andromeda
  16. The Three Paradoxes by Paul Hornschemeier
  17. Panels & Pictures: List
  18. Kundera on Theme Words
  19. Music in Comics
  20. All Over Coffee by Paul Madonna
  21. Long Form Serialization
  22. Gray Horses by Hope Larson
  23. Papercutter 2 and 4
  24. The Last Novel by David Markson
  25. Yukiko's Spinach by Boilet
  26. Ordering Strips
  27. Nonplot-Based Narrative Ordering
  28. American Elf Volume 2
  29. David Markson: A Bibliography
  30. David Markson: An Introduction
  31. Writing about Margins
  32. Anders Nilsen in Mome
  33. Panels & Pictures: One Page
  34. Themerson Review at TQC
  35. The Hero's Life and Death Triumphant
  36. Panels & Pictures: One Panel
  37. Top 10 Works of Fiction
  38. Salmon Doubts

2006

  1. Saul Steinberg
  2. My Best of 2006
  3. Ninja by Brian Chippendale
  4. Romance Without Tears
  5. Whoa Nellie
  6. Cold Heat 2
  7. The Mother's Mouth
  8. Mamet on Comics
  9. What's Wrong With This Post
  10. Making Comics
  11. Tintin and the Secret of Literature
  12. Panels: Herge's TV
  13. Les Bijoux Ravis
  14. Phoenix 7 and 8
  15. On Ghost of Hoppers
  16. Pierre Alechinsky
  17. The Mystery of the Sardine
  18. Bechdel on Everyday
  19. The Mezzanine
  20. Finder V8
  21. Two more Twombly
  22. Sound of the Mountain
  23. Morlac
  24. Mary Perkins On Stage
  25. Saikano
  26. Alpha Flight Pictureless
  27. CHRZ
  28. Promethea
  29. Archie Americana
  30. Cold Heat 1 by Jones and Santoro
  31. Storeyville by Santoro
  32. Craghead Schulz Tribute
  33. Complete Peanuts V5
  34. Le Combat Ordinaire T3
  35. Panels: L&R 16
  36. Incanto by Santoro
  37. Move to the City
  38. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
  39. A Strange Commonplace
  40. Alex Toth's Zorro
  41. Daredevil 26-81
  42. Dash Shaw's Symbolia
  43. Dinosaur Comics by Ryan North
  44. Guardians of the Kingdom
  45. Alcoholalia by Andrei Molotiu
  46. Bleu by Lewis Trondheim
  47. Fine Art and Comics
  48. Désoeuvré by Lewis Trondheim
  49. New Porcellino Micros
  50. Prince Valiant: An American Epic
  51. Lapinot et les Carottes de Patagonie
  52. Panels: Colan's Monochrome Bogie
  53. Daydreams and Nightmares
  54. Panels: Steranko's Psychedelic Silhouettes
  55. Marvel Romance Review
  56. Stars, Crosses & Stripes Review
  57. Panels: Krigstein's Multi-Panel
  58. The First Kingdom Vol 1
  59. Ganges 1 Review
  60. Dylan Horrock's Atlas 1 and 2
  61. Bouvard and Pecuchet Review
  62. Winsor McCay's Little Nemo
  63. Chimera Review
  64. Graphic Novels v. Novels
  65. King-Cat No. 66
  66. Times of Botchan Review
  67. Krigstein on Panels and Pages
  68. Surrealism and The Uncanny - Two Quotes
  69. The Comic Strip Art of Lyonel Feininger
  70. Six Hundred Seventy-Six Apparitions of Killoffer Review
  71. Masters of American Comics - Catalog
  72. Polly and Her Pals
  73. Ordinary Victories by Manu Larcenet
  74. Mary Fleener's Stylistic Dynamism
  75. Art of the Funnies and the Comic Book: Aesthetic Histories
  76. Briefly on: Panel Composition
  77. Blue by Kiriko Nananan
  78. King-Cat #65: Places by John Porcellino
  79. Maximum FF Review
  80. Best of 2005, It's Unavoidable

2005

  1. Arf! The Life and Times of Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
  2. Hicksville Review
  3. Teratoid Heights by Mat Brinkman
  4. Gemma Bovary at The Quarterly Conversation
  5. Mister O by Lewis Trondheim
  6. Louis Riel by Chester Brown
  7. One Hundred Demons Review
  8. Adventures of Tintin Review
  9. Satisfactory Comics 6
  10. Flash Gordon Review
  11. Prince Valiant 11 by Hal Foster
  12. 99 Ways to Tell a Story Review
  13. Pictureless Comics
  14. Corto Maltese En Siberie
  15. The Walking Man
  16. Aria by Kozue Amano
  17. Different Ugliness Different Madness
  18. Best of Nancy
  19. The Art of the Possible by Kenneth Koch
  20. Quiet Country Cafe
  21. Swan Vol 1 by Ariyoshi Kyoko
  22. Best of Little Nemo
  23. Krazy Kat 1931 - 1932
  24. Nogegon by Schuiten and Schuiten
  25. Levels of Abstraction
  26. Systeme de la bande dessinee
  27. Two by Jason
  28. D+Q Showcase 3
  29. In Formosas Dire Straits by Milton Caniff
  30. NYC Trip, Art and Comics
  31. Case, Planche, Recit
  32. Never Ending Summer by Allison Cole
  33. Oupus 1
  34. Literary Graphic Novels?
  35. The Girlfriend Trilogy
  36. Bone: One Volume by Jeff Smith
  37. Or Else 1 by Kevin Huizenga
  38. Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land by John Crowley
  39. Mathews Brooklyn Rail Interview
  40. Paul Metcalf Interview
  41. Doug Nufer Interview
  42. Genoa by Paul Metcalf
  43. Matt Madden Interview
  44. Exercises in Style
  45. Never Again by Doug Nufer
  46. Negativeland by Doug Nufer
  47. Going Down by David Markson
  48. TV as Fragmented Muse
  49. My Life in CIA by Harry Mathews
  50. Film Noir Reader
  51. Queneau Quotes on Novel Structure
  52. Sorrentino Conversation
  53. Postcard Narrative
  54. Kiss Me Deadly
  55. Panorama of American Film Noir (1941-1953)
  56. Pierrot Mon Ami by Raymond Queneau
  57. Quotes: Duchamp, Poe, Borges, James
  58. Agape Agape by William Gaddis
  59. Interview with Queneau
  60. Tom Harris and Stefan Themerson
  61. Trent's Last Case

2004

  1. Corey on D&D and Writing
  2. New Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel
  3. My Best of 2004
  4. Metal Machine Music
  5. A Fine Mess 2 by Matt Madden
  6. The Novel Encyclopedia
  7. Enstrangement, Metafiction, and Constraint
  8. Dave Sim’s Cerebus
  9. The Lost Scrapbook by Evan Dara
  10. "Little Casino" by Sorrentino
  11. My Paris by Gail Scott
  12. Eunoia by Christian Bok
  13. "Aberration of Starlight" by Sorrentino
  14. Duchamp's Letters
  15. "The Moon In Its Flight" by Sorrentino
  16. Mark Tansey
  17. La Television by Toussaint
  18. RabbitHead by Rebecca Dart
  19. Cerebus, Procedural Constraints
  20. "Crystal Vision" by Sorrentino
  21. "Under the Shadow" by Sorrentino
  22. The Book of Batchelors by Philip Terry
  23. Sorrentino Interview
  24. Harry Mathews Exhibit
  25. "Gold Fools" by Sorrentino
  26. Composition No. 1 by Marc Saporta
  27. Mathews Quote
  28. 99: The New Meaning by Walter Abish
  29. Quote: Hemingway
  30. Mathews on Translation
  31. Queneau in re Inspiration
  32. Quote: Calvino
  33. Roussel's Method
  34. Leiris on Roussel
  35. Quotes from Cigarettes
  36. Cigarettes by Harry Mathews
  37. Rohmer and Permutations
  38. Mathews Interview Quotes
  39. The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium
  40. Quote: Originality