Redrawing the New York-Comics Relationship

Subjective Ramblings and Peripheral Thoughts from the Edges of a Comics Studies Project

New post at the Gotham Center blog

Yesterday, Gotham – A Blog for Scholars of New York City History published another post by yours truly, this time on Evangelical comics creator Jack T. Chick’s 9/11 comic Who … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part two of my Michael Angelo Woolf piece is up on the Gotham blog!

Michael Angelo Woolf was never primarily a political cartoonist in the common sense of the word. He made “[s]ome vigorous cartoons of Tweed during Nast’s raid on the ring, and … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

This week’s post is at the Gotham blog for scholars of New York City history!

This week, I will not be posting here, since I have a two-part post about the 19th century cartoonist Michael Angelo Woolf and his once-famous “waifs” coming up on Gotham: … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Kevin Rozario’s “Culture of Calamity”

American studies scholar Kevin Rozario’s The Culture of Calamity: Disaster and the Making of Modern America (Chicago University Press, 2007) is a fascinating read. Rozario writes that Americans today live … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: William Langewiesche’s “American Ground”

Journalist William Langewiesche’s 2002 American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center is a unique piece of 9/11 literature. Soon after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: David Friend’s ”Watching the World Change”

Vanity Fair editor and former photography director at Life David Friend’s 2006 book Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11 is in no sense of the … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment