Andrew Weldon considers a different kind of critical failure.
Andrew Weldon draws political and gag cartoons, and has written and illustrated childrens’ books.
Books Illuminating the Future / Graphic novels & comics
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Jonathan Walker challenges what a writer is with his illuminated novel, Five Wounds, which mixes images and text, writing and illustrating. He likens his book to an “analogue iPad” but doesn’t think it would work on the Kindle, so how will books evolve with new technology? And what is the future for writers?
Finding a New Direction for Criticism / Criticism
Yesterday’s ALR in the Australian, ran an article on the state of Australian criticism by Geordie Williamson calling for a return to old-style reviewing and scholarship.
Williamson has a hit list of what to keep from critical theory (“Greater circumspection in making broad or universalist claims” and “A healthy suspicion of fixed literary canons”) as well aspects to throw out notably “a disregard…
Horror Comics in the Spotlight / Graphic novels & comics
By Alex Landragin
Was your childhood filled with murder, robbery, rape, cannibalism, carnage, necrophilia, sex, sadism, masochism “… and virtually every other form of crime, degeneracy, bestiality, and horror”? If so, chances are you were a keen reader of 1950s-era comic books.
A new book is devoted entirely to memorialising the lurid comic book art of the Eisenhower era. Fans will enjoy this preview.
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