What is Left (Beer #1)

What is Left (Beer #1)

Surely I should be focused on "unpacking the work" or some such pretentiousness. That made it hard to write about What is Left because I knew I couldn't help but start by expressing how, quite simply, I am in awe of the book.…

I Read Comics This Week #1

I Read Comics This Week #1

Square panel after square panel, 15-panel-grid after 15-panel-grid, weirdly specific put down of a woman after weirdly specific put down of a woman, how am I going to connect with your comic about late-onset white-guy-emotional-underdevelopment?…

Foggy Catches the FUCK Up #1

Foggy Catches the FUCK Up #1

At the close of 2017, I was officially a full year behind on reading Weekly Shonen Jump, a crime against my past self and all possible future selves. It's sort of hard to overstate what a lot of the material out of Jump means to my writing about comics, let alone my entire experience of the medium, so, let's just get going with stuff that hit me in the January…

Fenix: Dashes of Hyperbole

Fenix: Dashes of Hyperbole

Essentially half or more of the things people do or say in the Zlemeša stories I've read are people evincing things that land in this untrodden space smack in-between the mundane and the very-minorly-outlandish.…

Is That not Kosher?

Is That not Kosher?

(Originally posted at the previous iteration of this blog!) "Homophobia" is such an efficacious term because of the way in which it evinces the psychology of the entire enterprise of being repulsed by homosexuals. It is a condition, one best understood as an affliction, where the real victim is the hater: one who would fear someone, as "-phobia" suggests, irrationally. We do not have a term…