Month: July 2019


Visual Structure in Adrian Tomine’s “Killing and Dying”

On Monday, I started looking at Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying (2015), specifically the “Hortisculpture” and “Translated, from the Japanese.” Today, I want to continue looking at Tomine’s work by discussing “Killing and Dying,” a story that explore relationships and the ways that people try to cope with death. “Killing and Dyring,” like the previous two that I wrote about, see Tomine employing different … Read More Visual Structure in Adrian Tomine’s “Killing and Dying”


Style in Adrian Tomine’s “Killing and Dying”

A few weeks ago, I was looking for a new graphic novel to read and someone suggested Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying (2015), a collection of six stories within one collection. These stories, specifically “Hortisculpture,” “Translated from Japanese,” “Killing and Dying,” and “Intruders” stuck out to me. Each of the stories in Killing and Dying address issues of modernity, isolation, loneliness, death, and a … Read More Style in Adrian Tomine’s “Killing and Dying”

Some of My Favorite “Emo” Albums and Songs

The other day while I was driving, Cursive’s “Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand” from The Ugly Organ (2003) started playing through my speakers. The musicality and themes of the album always drew me to it, especially the punk rock ethos and the cello. As I listened, I started to think back to all the bands I listened to from the mid-90s through the … Read More Some of My Favorite “Emo” Albums and Songs


False Hope and False Fear

Todd Robertson took this picture in 1992 in Gainesville, GA. This past Tuesday, Gainesville’s representative (Doug Collins) stood on the house floor and shouted down Rep. Eric Swalwell as he read off all of the racist comments and actions from Trump (birthirism, comments about a Mexican judge being unable to rule because of his ethnicity, saying immigrants from Mexico are rapists, comments about immigrants … Read More False Hope and False Fear

What’s Next? Norwegian Hip Hop

In my previous post, I wrote about the Norway and Slavery research group that I started with a couple of colleagues at the University of Bergen. Today, I want to dig a little more into what I plan to do with my work on Norwegian hip hop, specifically Karpe’s work. Over the past few months, I have written multiple posts on artists such as … Read More What’s Next? Norwegian Hip Hop