MadInkBeard by DerikBadman

Writing

2018

  1. The Books of Earthsea []
  2. Art & Arcana and Chalk []
  3. Ancient Greece D&D, a Gene Wolfe quote, and a rule attempt []
  4. Bringing the blog back to life []
  5. April 24, 2018 part 2 []
  6. April 24 2018 []

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 []