Category: Pedro Moura

Review: It’s no longer I that liveth

By Pedro Moura It’s no longer I that liveth— Francisco Sousa Lobo (Chili Com Carne & Mundo Fantasma) Within the global economy of comics, there are many unavoidable blind spots. A significant part of this is the lack of wider

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Review: Stardust Nation

By Pedro Moura Stardust Nation–Deborah Levy and Andrzej Klimowski (Self Made Hero) With the overwhelming supply of comics production of our time, it is as easy to overlook certain titles as to overreact about the need to “correct” the course

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Review: The Return of the Honey Buzzard

By Pedro Moura The Return of the Honey Buzzard– Aimée de Jongh (SelfMadeHero) We have come a long way since the emergence of book-long & -bound comics. For a reader of my age (40ish), exposed to different international models, from

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Review: Amadeo & Maladeo

By Pedro Moura  Amadeo & Maladeo: A Musical Duet— R. O. Blechman (Fantagraphics) In the 1950s, the Emmy-winning animator and New Yorker cartoonist R.O. Blechman created a proto graphic novel that was based on a medieval legend: The Juggler of Our Lady.

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Interview: Nick Sousanis

Conducted by Pedro Moura Ever since Unflattening was published it has triggered much discussion. Nick Sousanis’ book, a result of his PhD dissertation in comics form, is one of those projects that deserves less an epidermal response in the form

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Review: The Abaddon

The Abaddon, by Koren Shadmi (Z2 Comics)

By Pedro Moura The Abaddon by Koren Shadmi (Z2 Comics) What would be a person’s worst fate? To live without even a hint of hope, not even its notion, or carrying onwards, forever, with just enough hope to see it

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Interview: Simon Grennan

Dispossession Grennan

Conducted by Pedro Moura Simon Grennan is both an artist and a scholar working within the medium of comics, although he has worked with many other media. He has a creative partnership with artist Christopher Sperandio, with whom he has

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Critical Take: Dispossession by Simon Grennan and Transforming Trollope edited by Grennan and Laurence Grove

By Pedro Moura Dispossession: A Novel of Few Words, by Simon Grennan. Transforming Trollope: Dispossession, Victorianism and Nineteenth-Century Word and Image, edited by Simon Grennan and Laurence Grove. Dispossession is an adaptation of John Caldigate, Anthony Trollope’s 1879 novel. That

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Interview: Julia Round

Conducted by Pedro Moura Earlier this year, I interviewed Julia Round via email a propos her Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels: A Critical Approach (McFarland). This is a concise 200-plus page tome that focuses on the intersection of this

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Review: The Divine

by Pedro Moura The Divine – Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, and Boaz Lavie (First Second) We have been witnessing an international trend of titles that present, time and again, well-rounded and beautifully crafted books, with solid writing and artwork and

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Review: Supreme: Blue Rose

by Pedro Moura Supreme: Blue Rose – Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay (Image Comics) Ethan Crane, a.k.a., Supreme, the biggest superbeing of this storyworld, seems to be missing. Crane’s disappearance is related to a strange phenomenon that took place in a

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Interview: Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner

Conducted by Pedro Moura Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present is a great book and a wonderful addition to the shelves of books on comic book culture. And even taking in consideration the many works that are available in

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