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Tim Leong: Super Graphic – A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe

29 Dec 2013 · No Comments

Imagine, if you well, a Venn diagram, with circles for people who:
* like mainstream comic books
* like indie/alternative comic books
* are interested in information design
* like infographics/”chart porn”
* have a sense of whimsy
If you’re in the intersection of all these, you want this book. I don’t think every graphic succeeds — although maybe the impenetrability [...]

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Tags: criticism · humor · l-author · s-title

Michael Kaminski: The Secret History of Star Wars

30 Jun 2010 · No Comments

The foremost thing I want to note about The Secret History of Star Wars is that I found fascinating nuggets throughout the whole book. Next, that it represents a hell of a lot of work on Kaminski’s part — it weighs in at over 600 pages. Third, that it would benefit greatly from a strong [...]

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Tags: criticism · history · k-author · s-title