Childhood in Black and White: ‘Marble Season,’ by Gilbert Hernandez

Originally published on GoshenCommons.org October 29, 2013

We’ve been discussing color comics almost exclusively, so I’ll start this review with the only color pictures in the book, so you don’t feel like Dorothy returning to colorless Kansas. Here are the cover and inside cover of “Marble Season,” by Gilbert Hernandez:

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Visceral Comics: Building Stories by Chris Ware, Part One

Originally published on GoshenCommons.org September 2, 2013

At the end of my last post about “image” in comics, I began discussing this week’s book for review—”Building Stories” by Chris Ware—which is really a box of 14 small books, pamphlets, magazines and even what looks like a game board. Here’s an image of the whole shebang from Britain’s newspaper “The Telegraph”:

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