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 […]
In our morning reading: an interview with Tom Gauld, a playlist from Celeste Ng, and much more.
The books that have gotten our attention for the month of October are a wide-ranging bunch, ranging from eagerly anticipated works from literary titans to bold voices from across the globe appearing in translation. Here’s a look at some of the works that we’re most excited about for the weeks to come.
Afternoon Bites: Alexandra Kleeman’s Latest, Wendy C. Ortiz, Brian Eno Revisited, Financial Art, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on new books from Alexandra Kleeman and Tom Gauld, new writing from Wendy C. Ortiz, and more.
This week, the theme is one of reference: nods to other works, incorporation of other continuities, tributes overt and subtle. These books range from horror epics to intimate memoirs; at least one also features a video game based on the lives of the Brontë sisters. So there’s that.