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Committed: Book Shopping with Clowes, Tezuka & Cooke

While I fully support all business charging (and paying tax themselves too), on the evening of September 14th I used the excuse that Amazon were going to start charging tax in California as an excuse to finally buy some books that had been hanging out on my shopping list for months. The books I bought were The Art of Daniel Clowes, two books by Osamu Tezuka (The Book of Human Insects and Message to Adolf, part 1), and Darwyn Cooke and Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score. I have to admit, when the big box of books arrived it felt like it was my birthday or something! While I regularly order things from Amazon, it is usually boring, practical stuff like water filter cartridges (which is almost certainly the least exciting thing to have delivered.) Moving house this year means that I haven’t been able to indulge in new book shopping for a quite a long time and this was just great. While there are dozens of books on my future shopping list, these are the ones I just had to have, the ones that I couldn’t wait to read any longer. Continue Reading »

Committed: Transformation

Today I was reading Enigma in the bath and got all excited about transformation. Initially I was enjoying it because it so blatantly explores the moment of personal transformation, and this is something which I’m always interested in. Continue Reading »

Committed: Comics are Better than Psychoanalysis

032410_phonogramThe other day I finished reading the first trade paperback of Phonogram (Rue Britannia.) It has this interesting ending which got me thinking about how comics help us to grow and keep moving forward, even when we’re unaware of it. Continue Reading »

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