A work as grand and various as that

Reviewing Jerusalem by Alan Moore, published by Knockabout in the UK and Liveright in the US.  Let’s divide things arbitrarily into threes. If Alan Moore’s career is considered in the usual periods of early Moore, mid-Moore and late Moore, we’re clearly into the last one. The first has a mountain of work but a trilogy … Continue reading

A headful of loose change

Rereading New Statesmen chapters 7-12 by John Smith, Jim Baikie and Duncan Fegredo.  Comics have never made it far enough into the cultural mainstream to become studied objects, to be tested against the -isms. They’ve been working too hard to catch up with literature and movies to worry about where they stand with modernism, with … Continue reading