Archive for August, 2011

WITH A TURN OF THIS DIAL I SHALL DESTROY THE FOUR OF YOU FOREVER

faked by Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Doom doom doom
go the footsteps of the king
down the flagstones of his palace,
doom doom doom.

Matte steel scrapes against
limestone. There is
a squeak in the corner.

The king grits his teeth &
looks down. The king is always
gritting his teeth.

He doesn’t see limestone, hasn’t since
he was little, sleeping to the gentle
squeak of the wagon. The king sees
CaCO3, not limestone, he sees
calcite and aragonite, chalcedony and
jasper. The king sees that which is
there and not there.

He thinks of Hercules’ Cudgel, of the
dead fool in Giza, of the souls who
tore the limestone from the mountain
two miles hence, and dragged it here
with ropes and pulleys, donkeys and
sweat, carved blocks from Latverian
fossil, built his home.

While the king is staring at
his feet the little mouse
in the corner
makes her
escape.

ALL WISE

faked by Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

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Welcome, Comics Reporter readers!

faked by Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Many thanks to Tom Spurgeon for the chance to talk about my work on the recently published Howard Chaykin: Conversations. If by some chance you finished reading that interview and thought, “boy, I’d sure like to hear that guy natter on about Chaykin some more,” you might visit older posts like this one, this one, or this one. General comics-related content by myself and my esteemed co-blogger is collected in this category—everything ranging from weekly roundups to longer pieces about comics and politics. Our updates are sporadic these days, but check in when you can.

Thanks for stopping by!—Brannon

FLOODWATERS ARE RISING

faked by Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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