Category: graphic novels

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2022 Year in Roundup: Part II

Over the past few years, Interminable Rambling has grown by leaps and bounds. Starting a couple of years ago, I added Medium to the blog, posting both here and on my my own site interminablerambling.com. I did this to, among other things, increase readership, and it has done just that. From about 2018 to 2020, the main website had about 40–45k views per year. That number skyrocketed … Read More 2022 Year in Roundup: Part II

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Credibility and What One Believes in Carmen Maria Machado and Dani’s “The Low, Low Woods”

When Jaydn DeWald introduced me to Carmen Maria Machado and Dani’s The Low, Low Woods, I knew that I wanted to include it in my “Monsters, Race, and Comics” class. Jaydn also introduced me to Machado’s “The Husband Stitch,” and before starting The Low, Low Woods we read and discussed Machado’s story in class. One of the overarching themes in both texts deals with the discrediting of … Read More Credibility and What One Believes in Carmen Maria Machado and Dani’s “The Low, Low Woods”

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Memory Creates Life: Part II

While Ram V and Anand RK’s Blue in Green, as I discussed in my previous post, examines the ways that we use memories to create life, it also looks at the ways that pain and suffering impact creativity and the ways that the pain that the artist uses to produce a work of art remains, long after the artist’s passing. This is a theme I’ve been … Read More Memory Creates Life: Part II

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Memory Creates Life: Part I

Lillian Smith’s One Hour (1959) is a complex novel that examines a myriad of societal and existential questions from the influence of racism and patriarchy on one’s psyche to the ways we remember and think about death. The novel centers around what Smith calls a “minor plot.” David Landrum, the Episcopal Priest at All Saints Church in the town, narrates the story, writing about the events, … Read More Memory Creates Life: Part I

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Beauty and Love in Charlot Kristensen’s “What We Don’t Talk About”

During my recent trip to Philadelphia, I had to stop by Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse before they closed on October 15. Thankfully, I had some time to go to Almagam, look around, and pick up a few books. On the recommendation of someone at Almagam, I got Peter Calloway and George Jeanty’s Shadow Doctor. As well, I purchased Canizales Amazona and Charlot Kristensen’s What We Don’t Talk About. I chose these books because … Read More Beauty and Love in Charlot Kristensen’s “What We Don’t Talk About”