A few weeks ago I attended the NYC Special Edition — the very first of its kind. At first glance, Special Edition seems like an offshoot of the fall Comic Con, but this would be missing a subtle and important point.
From The Dark Knights Returns to The Killing Joke, and from there to Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum, the character of Batman undergoes a series of compressions which have the effect of gradually flattening him out.
Do new technologies make us less intelligent, more antisocial? As it turns out, this debate has been going on for a long, long time. Check out this interesting comic that puts it all in perspective. Thanks to comic artist, XKCD.
The West has a peculiar relation to sexist, patriarchal images in mythology and pop culture. There are ways to see past these metaphors in favor of identification with the non-dual divine human Spirit.
In the style of progressive graphic novels like Maus by Art Spiegelman and the Testament series by Douglas Rushkoff, Varitan's new Illustrated Greek Myths is a visionary collection of old stories with hip new twists. (Book Reading, April 3, NYC).