Originally published on GoshenCommons.org May 15, 2014
Images from npr.org.
“Readers! This book is not a real encyclopedia!” warns the back cover of Isabel Greenberg’s “Encyclopedia of Early Earth.” The back of the book does contain appendices and myths from an already made -up world:
Image from boingboing.net. Continue reading “Building an Imaginary History: ‘The Encyclopedia of Early Earth,’ by Isabel Greenberg”
Originally published on GoshenCommons.org April 21, 2014
(Update: “Hip Hop Family Tree” is up to Volume 4, which was released in August 2016. Check it out at Better World Books online.)
“Hip Hop Family Tree,” the first collected volume from the weekly comic still running on Boing Boing, was backordered almost immediately after its release in December 2013, and is already on its third printing. Apparently I’m not the only one itching for the diversification of comics to pick up speed. Continue reading “Ed Piskor’s ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’: How to Build a Cultural Zeitgeist”
Originally published on GoshenCommons.org March 17, 2014
Author photo by Dominika Leclawek, from npr.org.
Last post I reviewed “The Great War,” by comics journalism pioneer Joe Sacco. Turns out that Sacco, most famous for “Palestine,” his first-person exploration of the history of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, interviewed this week’s author, Rutu Modan, back in 2008. Modan, well-known in her home country of Israel and rapidly gaining broader recognition, had just released her Eisner Award-winning book “Exit Wounds.” Continue reading “Intrigue! Romance! History! ‘The Property’ by Rutu Modan”