Our favorite comics from this year spanned a host of narratives, from metafictional explorations of loss and belonging to ominous supernatural tales of terrifying forces at work. Some are formally inventive, while others make use of a lean storytelling approach to convey the narratives at their center. All of them opened our eyes to the tales being told, regardless of their nature.
Afternoon Bites: Julia Wertz’s Latest, Comics as Inspiration, Lance Olsen, Joni Mitchell Rarities, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Julia Wertz’s new book, an interview with Lance Olsen, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Julia Wertz’s Latest, Octavia E. Butler, Claire Messud Interviewed, Dan Bejar, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Julia Wertz’s new book, recommended works of autumnal horror, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Kelly Link, Julia Wertz on Greenpoint, Elizabeth Hand Fiction, Natalie Eilbert, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Kelly Link, new writing from Natalie Eilbert and Elizabeth Hand, and much more.
Weekend Bites: Esmé Weijun Wang Nonfiction, Rebecca Schiff’s Latest, “Burn to Shine Atlanta,” Julia Wertz Interviewed, and More
In our weekend reading: new nonfiction from Esmé Weijun Wang, interviews with Julia Wertz and Chris Bachelder, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Julia Wertz’s studio, new writing from David Searcy, thoughts on Roly Porter’s new album, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing from Alex Mar, interviews with Ted Rall and Carrie Brownstein, and more.
Weekend Bites: “Belzhar” Reviewed, Elif Batuman on “Gone Girl,” Sean Michaels Interviewed, New Alexander Chee Fiction, and More
Thoughts on new fiction from Meg Wolitzer and a new album from Ex Hex, short stories from some excellent NYC-based writers, Elif Batuman on marriage and Gone Girl, and more.