The thing about fiction is that the best of it follows a predictable structure of ups and downs, with a clearly defined end point. We expect stories to have protagonists and conflicts, and we have an idea of how many minutes or pages we have before these conflicts are resolved. In real life, things don’t […]
It’s been a hell of a year for me, mostly not in a good way. Still, any existence in which you can enjoy the things you love is a good existence, so allow me to introduce some select media this year that struck a chord — harmonious or not. Books Camp Spirit, by Axelle Lenoir
AnimeNYC’s 2023 show ended back on November 20. While I spent most of the time working the Denpa booth selling some new books, I did manage to take a nice stroll through Artists’ Alley and was pleased to find a number of indie comics creators, whose presence I felt was severely lacking in the con’s
Well, the end of 2022 is upon us, so I thought it’d be neat to go back and write a few thoughts about some of the media I consumed this year. It’s the first year I’ve actively kept a diary, and if said shoddily-kept diary is any indication, it’ll probably be the last. But let’s
Back in 2018, at the very first Small Press Expo I attended, there was a solo vendor who sold a small selection of handmade zines. One of them was called “The List,” which the vendor summarized as a breakdown of the 1,000+ books that the author had read in a year. I purchased a few
I explain—as if you needed to know—why Superman is better than you and why his 75th anniversary logo is a letdown.
I went out with my girlfriend to the Museum of Arts and Design today. She suggested an exhibition at the museum (of whose existence I sheepishly admitted ignorance) called “Doris Duke’s Shangri La,” which showcased the fabulously wealthy heiress’ sizable collection of Islamic art from her similarly-themed estate in Honolulu. The exhibition occupies a single