In our morning reading: interviews with Catherine Lacey and Jennifer Camper, fiction by Lisa Locascio, and more.
Afternoon Bites: R. O. Kwon, Nalo Hopkinson Interviewed, Dolan Morgan Comics, Kristen Arnett, and More
In our afternoon reading: Kristen Radtke on R. O. Kwon’s new novel, an interview with Nalo Hopkinson, and much more.
Morning Bites: Rona Jaffe, Revisiting Raymond Chandler, Meat Puppets, Experimental Libraries, and More
In our morning reading: revisiting books by Rona Jaffe and Raymond Chandler, new work by Kristen Radtke, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Jamel Brinkley’s collection, nonfiction by xTx and Hanif Abdurraqib, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Stephen Malkmus, thoughts on Kristen Radtke’s memoir, and much more.
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.
Morning Bites: Myriam Gurba’s Latest, Kristen Radtke, Christmas Ghost Stories, The Fall’s Singles, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on Myriam Gurba’s new book, Kristen Radtke on the literary year, Colin Dickey on Christmas ghost stories, and more.
What happens when a story told in one medium echoes the storytelling conventions of a different one? Comics are particularly well-suited for this: they incorporate elements of other storytelling mediums, while retaining their own narrative devices and techniques. What follows is a look at eight distinct works that evoke other methods of telling stories–literature, radio, art, television–while remaining distinctly (and proudly) comics. Expanding the boundaries of one medium while referencing another is no easy task; these eight books carry it […]