Friday, August 31, 2007

Turns out there has been some cross-breeding between graphic novels and poetry.

Francois mentioned Gary Sullivan (the first two issues I'll have to check out) and Nick Bertozzi. My old student, Megan, mentioned Austin English. I also noticed that the latest issue of Paris Review has Monica Youn's series on Krazy Kat which I'll have to check out. Any other suggestions?

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Thank you, Rigoberto Gonzales, for writing an eloquent and lucid review of Dance Dance Revolution in this issue of Luna.

I just bought Douglas Wolk's Reading Comics. I'm curious to read what he has to say about the Hernandez Brothers (a whole book should be devoted to them). While more are partial to Jaime Hernandez, I'm a fan of Gilbert. His whole Luba series is a masterpiece in all its daring, soap-operatic, rough-edged, dynastic glory.

Speaking of cross-genres, I wonder if there's a way to cross-pollinate graphic novels and poetry? Would you call it graphic poetry? Can Blake be considered a graphic poet? Doesn't quite have the same ring as graphic novelist. I don't know anyone who's even written an ekphrastic poem on the art of comics. I'll have to think about it.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Quote: Matthew Ritchie--More is more.

Reading: Charles Fourier's Thoery of the Four Movements, Ed Pavlic's Labors Lost Left Finished, Jon E. Lewis's Making of the American West, Raymond Roussel's Locus Solus

Watched: Kalup Linzy's video "Play with de Churen" (best name for a drag queen--Matissa), documentary on Lynne Stewart, Hairspray