In our afternoon reading: talking screenwriting with Ottessa Moshfegh, a review of Jonathan Carroll’s new novel, and more.
Dreams, Transformations, and Verdure: A Review of “The Green Hand and Other Stories”
In his introduction to Nicole Claveloux’s The Green Hand and Other Stories, Daniel Clowes makes a seemingly paradoxical statement: though he’s admired Claveloux’s work for decades, he “had never actually read one of her stories.” There’s actually a completely reasonable explanation for this, involving the poor quality of previous English editions of her work, but the contradictions in Clowes’s statement makes a weird form of sense in light of the works to come. The stories in this book abound with […]
Afternoon Bites: Julie Shigekuni, Daniel Clowes Interviewed, Shea Stadium’s Fundraiser, Mila Jaroniec, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Julie Shigekuni and Mila Jaroniec, an interview with Daniel Clowes, and more.
Morning Bites: Victor LaValle, Danielle Dutton Interviewed, Daniel Clowes’s Latest, Robert Walser, and More
In our morning reading: interviews with Victor LaValle and Danielle Dutton, thoughts on books by Daniel Clowes and Robert Walser, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Álvaro Enrigue’s Latest, Daniel Clowes, Peter Straub Interviewed, Han Kang, and More
In our afternoon reading: reviews of books by Álvaro Enrigue and Han Kang, an interview with Peter Straub, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Saeed Jones, Floridian Apocalypses, Daniel Clowes Interviewed, Devo, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Saeed Jones and Daniel Clowes, an excerpt from a new book on Devo, literary Floridian apocalypses, and more.
Weekend Bites: Daniel Clowes Interviewed, Harper Lee’s Cornbread, La Monte Young’s Advice, Joshua Cohen Excerpt, and More
In our weekend reading: an interview with Daniel Clowes, Calvin Tomkins on Charles Ray, reasons you should be reading Carmen Maria Machado’s work, an excerpt from Joshua Cohen’s forthcoming book, and more.
Where Album Covers Meet Great Comics
Earlier this year, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan released a collaborative single, “These Aren’t the Droids.” The cover art came via Lynda Barry, whose distinctive style can be seen in a host of books, and whose approach to teaching has been written about in the New York Times. This was the latest example of an artist known for their work in comics taking on an album cover. It’s far from the only one, though; read on for more examples of this kind of overlap.