In Print: Threads Postmodern Fable

With less than two months to go, I’m eagerly counting down to March 9 and the release of my comics dissertation-turned book Unflattening – see more details on Harvard University Press’s site here! (And if you can’t wait,  I see it’s up for preorder at places like Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Powells!) In the meantime, an essay I…

Thanks NYC hello Calgary + Maxine

UPDATED with more info about my presentation at Genres of Scholarly Knowledge Production in Umeå, Sweden (below).  This week my wife, our nearly 8 month old daughter, and I packed up and said goodbye to New York City. From the educational community at Teachers College and the springboard it offered in making colleagues from all…

UCLA and Fabric

This week I’m taking a quick trip to Los Angeles to give a talk at UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library. The talk is free and open to the public, Thursday May 29 at noon. See here for further details if you’re in the area or know folks who’d like to check it out. I’ll…

Ch4 Finished

Chapter Four is finished!! After Chapter Three dealt heavily with the distinction between visual and verbal modes, and some theorizing on the capacities of the comics form, this chapter dealt with perception, how drawing works, the creative process in general (and mine more particularly), and sought to expand the notion of what thinking is. I’ve only…

Marks

Another minimalist page, part of a five-page sequence segueing from my pages on perception (one of which I put up here) to talking about how drawing works. As mentioned last time, I’ll be sharing shorter excerpts going forward as I race to get this finished by spring! This page came out of thinking about the…