Comic Books: The Academic Field

Posted by on Jun 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

When I was growing up in the 1980s comics were seen as puerile and kinda retro. All the cool kids were playing with Atari or later Nintendo. Reading Teen Titans and or The West Coast Avengers was not an enviable past time. I never brought my comics into school for fear of being ridiculed by […]

My Harvey Year – Part II

Posted by on Jun 11, 2010 in Comix

The untitled graphic novel that I am working on with Harvey Pekar is moving along nicely. Working with Harvey is a pleasure. He calls me about once or twice a week to check in and/or read me new versions of the script. He’s always gracious on the phone and I am always smiling when I […]

Elegant Scaffolding is Not a Crowd-Pleaser

Posted by on Jun 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook or have had the chance to sit with me in a diner recently, you know that I am not happy with the conclusion of the TV series Lost. I found the pink ribbon, ecumenical, cheesefest that was the series finale to be VERY UNSATISFYING. Not only did […]