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The Underwater Welder, Minimalism in Comics

The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire is proof that comic books can be high literature.  This title is a near-perfect example of literary minimalism, the “…economy with words and a focus on surface description.”  Lemire establishes a very succinct structure where no detail is presented without it being 1) integral to the story and to the […]

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Moving Pictures – a Graphic Novel by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen

World War II, both as an event and also as an ideological construct, has greatly impacted the creative output of the late 20th and now early 21st century.  Whether it is the cinematic fantasy of The Great Escape, the epic documentary Shoah, the writings of Anne Frank or Elie Wiesel, or even video games such […]

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