Boris Groys, In the Flow

In the Flow by Boris Groys My rating: 4 of 5 stars For a long time, God was our anchor: the gaze of the deity secured our place in the universe, and the goal of art was to illustrate the works of God and to bring us closer to Him. With the displacement of God … Continue reading Boris Groys, In the Flow

Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud My rating: 4 of 5 stars I reread this—for the first time since I was 14 or so—because I am teaching a graphic novel course this semester. As with any treatise on aesthetics, there is an enormous amount to quibble with in Understanding Comics (is McCloud really so sure … Continue reading Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics