I’ll be presenting a paper at this Friday’s 75 lat Batmana Konferencja naukowa in Wroclaw. I’m really excited about this because it allows me to use both my nerd and geek brains at the same time for once…
This is my TEDxWroclaw talk called “The Problem with Cats in Boxes,” where I talk about metafiction, storytelling, and how it shapes who we are. This is a nice prequel to my previous talk.
Every Tuesday Christian examines some of his favorite comic book pages. This week: Grant Morrison and Jon J. Muth’s THE MYSTERY PLAY.
Every Tuesday Christian examines some of his favorite comic book pages. This week, the segment teams up with Friday’s Puff Chrissy’s Shelf Porn and explores some of the graphic novels from his library. Lots of goodies here with lots of thoughts that may or may not be good.
Every Tuesday Christian examines some of his favorite comic book pages. This week: Christian takes a brief look at metafiction in comic books, inspired by some panels from the overwhelmingly metafictional issue 40 of EX MACHINA by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris.
Puff Chrissy’s Shelf Porn is a two month look at some of the shelves in my library. This’ll give me the opportunity to share some of my thoughts on the books in my collection, as well as allow me to organize my library, which is currently spread out among two continents. This week: Part 1
Every Tuesday Christian examines some of his favorite comic book pages. This week: A brief look at DC’s weekly series 52 before looking at one panel from issue #10 that does more for the marriage of Clark Kent and Lois Lane than years’ worth of stories.
I know I already covered this particular issue of All-Star Superman, but as the new year approaches, I couldn’t pass up sharing this beautiful and optimistic page written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Frank Quitely. This is as good a place as any to call it a year with comics. See you back here […]
Leave it to writer Grant Morrison to take a hero as hokey as Animal Man and turn his book into a metafictional meditation on the nature of comic book storytelling. In the process, he would give more pathos and dimensions to Animal Man than ever before and establish the seeds to his personality that have […]
Think of a STORY. My contention is that a story can be made sufficiently complex that it achieves some measure of self-awareness – in fact I believe this is what’s happening when authors talk about characters ‘taking control’ or when they say ‘the story just took a turn I wasn’t planning…’. When I was doing The […]