Did I forget I had this blog? Maybe. Am I tired of trying to find decent newsletter platforms that aren’t a pain to use and allow discussion but aren’t funding bigots? Yes. So I’m back to this ancient WordPress site, to hopefully renew its use within a regular writing practice. I write a lot for myself but it never enters a state where it’s polished enough to share which is why most of my thoughts go half-baked on Twitter. But I’d like to get back to trying to write essays and express myself on a critical and theoretical level again. For now, here’s some thoughts I want to revisit. (Yes, originally they were tweets. Baby steps.)Continue reading “On Structure, Protagonists, and Conflict”
I want to start writing more again even though I’m squished (happily) between writing and drawing a monthly comic series and working on a graphic novel. Even though blogs are kind of dead, this place is still semi-appealing in its quietness. Here’s a couple write-ups of mine that were posted on TCJ recently.
- A tribute to one of my favorite webcomics, Octopus Pie.
- A review of a charming folksy, gothic webcomic, Hemlock.
More soon hopefully!
Wrote about a few movies from last year that left a strong impression on me.
I wrote about this movie sometime last year and then forgot I wrote anything. I really liked this movie but I’m not sure about these thoughts anymore. I don’t know if I engage with it like this now but I might as well share.
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is a Chadian filmmaker, born 1960 in Abéché, Chad. He studied cinema in Paris, journalism in Bordeaux and began making films in his home country in 1995. One of Haroun’s goals as a filmmaker is to share intimate portraits of his little known homeland, a crucial mission that if abandoned only leaves, as Haroun says, “a colonization by images.”
A small list of films that I consider formative. This list was written last year and so my favorites have shifted but I still find these movies important and they still resonate with different aspects of me in a powerful way.
Horror works when it upsets the boundary between life and death, the mundane and sublime.
Care is the collected form of a three-part back up comic that ran in Prophet #34-#36 made by Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward. It tells the story of a society founded on an alien planet whose wellbeing depends on the health of a massive living organism that controls their civilizations atmosphere and ecosystem. Continue reading “CARE by Matt Sheean & Malachi Ward”