The Comics Journal recently reviewed Ivan Brunetti’s An Anthology of Graphic Fiction (Yale University Press, 2006). Dick Deppey gives two reviews: “One for newcomers to the new breed of comics, and one for those who already know their way around.” He went with the newcomers first: If you’re looking for
How did the rulers of the Soviet Union pass the time during long Politburo meetings in the Kremlin? They doodled. Sketching on notebook pages, official letterheads, and the margins of draft documents, prominent Soviet leaders in the 1920s and 1930s amused themselves and their colleagues with drawings of one another.
Ivan Brunetti’s An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories made a big splash at the Small Press Expo a couple of weeks back. Ivan’s Schizo also scored an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic. In addition, awards went to two other cartoonists included in the Yale anthology: “Maakies” syndicated
In today’s Wall Street Journal, Mark Miller writes, “There are points of similarity between the political culture of late republican Rome and our own, but the differences reveal how far we have to go before we hit bottom — contrary to the dire warnings emanating from certain political quarters today.”
Saturday, October 14, marks the centennial of the birth of Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), the German-born political philosopher whose analysis of the nature of power, totalitarianism, and the “banality of evil” still resonates powerfully in our own time. “So it is no accident,” says Edward Rothstein in the New York Times,