(boy, the title of this post is sure unwieldy. . . .)
Earlier this year, Sequart released the book How to Analyze & Review Comics. It’s my privilege to have an essay featured in the book, and the piece combines two of my pop culture loves: comic books and motion pictures.
Now that the book has been available a little while, some folks are reviewing it. This is a new experience for me, and I’m lucky to be able to say it’s positive, so far.
(Which is a testament to the good feedback provided by the book’s editor, Forrest Helvie, and the other contributors’ great work.)
In his review, Robson writes:
Instead of selecting images published elsewhere, the two create their own characters and out of context panels to help make their point. While being entertaining, it also allows them to express their ideas succinctly by creating specific examples to relate to.
I think that’s pretty much exactly what we were up to! Someone finally understands me!
If you’re a comic book academic, or just curious about how comic books work and how folks think about them, you’ll find a lot of good stuff in the book.
My chapter’s in there, too, and Stephen makes us look good.
I hope you enjoy it.