Tag: The New Yorker

Will Eisner’s graphic novel and City of Clowns

will eisner graphic novel city clowns

In a popular excerpt of a new book called Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel (Abrams ComicArts) from former DC Comics president and writer Paul Levitz, a lengthy discussion of the roots of graphic novels yields mentions of various watershed works and “titles that helped define the form,” including the woodcut novels of Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel.

Adrian Tomine and the “before and after”

Plotted in condensed and stirring full-color pages, Brooklyn, New York-based comics creator and illustrator Adrian Tomine pokes around in the modest suburban home of a single-child family in the first of two stories in Optic Nerve #14, the newest installment of his semi-regular serial short story collections.


Here is a look at some of the things that have kept me busy as a reader, listener of late. My “Clickable” posts are usually a load of hyperlinks, but I’m trying something a bit different this time around — there is hopefully more context or an appraisal where I felt I could add something, and there are far less links. Have a look, and see my other recent work here