Whenever I read comics, I always pay attention, of course, to the juxtaposition between the text and images and the ways that they work in tandem to convey meaning. I pay attention to the gutters and the spaces that my mind fills in, either spatially or temporally. Each of these aspects is important, but for me, lately, paying attention to the page layout is … Read More The Importance of Layouts in Comics
Welcome to 2018! Back in August 2015, I started Interminable Rambling as a space for me to flesh out thoughts I had concerning texts I was reading, pedagogy, and culture. Since that first post, I have published 236 posts for this site on a myriad of topics such as Mary Rowlandson and Sarah Kemble Knight to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and court cases such … Read More What to Expect in 2018!
As my son looked for The Avengers in the graphic novels piled up on the shelves in the local library, I stumbled upon Jason Aaron and Jason Latour’s Southern Bastards (Image Comics). Initially, I picked the book up, flipped through it, then placed it back on the shelf as I ran to see what the toddler decided to get himself into. After looking around … Read More Southern Bastards and the Simmering of the South