The ultimate weekend in November has arrived! There’s only one extra month of 2022 left. How will you be spending it? We’d prefer to formally counsel Weekend Studying 138!
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AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’ll be revisiting one among my favourite comics of 2022, Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case. And since I can’t love something with out dissecting it and analyzing all of the goop I discover inside, I can also be returning to a couple different post-societal collapse tales, like Octavia E. Butler’s Earthseed duology.
DEAN SIMONS: For a lark I hopped in a time machine throughout the week to glimpse the world of 30 years in the past…with early Savage Dragon, through a one-two punch of the Savage Dragon Archives and digital again points. This can be a work from the daybreak of Picture – and, like Spawn, continues to be ongoing. The plotting is…very ‘90s. So are the visuals. HOWEVER by studying the black and white Savage Dragon Archives you get to actually admire Erik Larsen’s craftsmanship (although I may most likely do with out the extraordinarily not refined cheesecake – however hey! The Nineties!). I then chase up the B&W Archive points with digital reproductions of the unique comics’ letter pages – that are an entire realm unto themselves. Glimpsing the hype and warmth of early Picture and Savage Dragon in letters from correspondents starting from enthusiastic children throughout the globe to established creators of the time (plus occasional pages-long feuds). As a palette cleanser I’m additionally eyeing beginning Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy, by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis. My studying habits make no sense – and that’s how I prefer it.
TAIMUR DAR: Like just about each comedian fan price their salt, I learn Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics years in the past after I began actually wanting to understand the medium. Since then, there’s been no scarcity of books on the topic. I lately turned conscious of Making Comics by Lynda Barry. So I’ll be diving into that this weekend in addition to a re-read of Understanding Comics for comparability. Additionally Phrases for Image by Brian Michael Bendis.