Category Archives: Humor

Miniseries Meanderings: Reset and Resident Alien

It’s been awhile since I last posted anything in Words Generally Only Spoil Things, but it’s been a very busy month for me, much of it revolving around the recent events surrounding Philip Roth’s 80th birthday.  For obvious reasons, I’ve been using … Continue reading

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Comics Cornucopia, Part 4: Supes

Lately I’ve been commenting on the various comics I’ve been reading these past several weeks.  The list has been varied: some comics that get monthly and have been meaning to catch up on, some books I’ve been meaning to read … Continue reading

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It’s in the Bagge

In my last blog posting from earlier in the week, I had mentioned in closing that I need to read Peter Bagge’s latest issue of Hate Annual.  That actually put me in the mind of something else of his I’ve … Continue reading

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Without Feathers

I’ve just finished reading Shalom Auslander’s first novel, Hope: A Tragedy. I liked this book a lot, especially Auslander’s unique sense of humor, which is in many ways a no-holds-barred attempt to find humor regardless of any “sacred” context.  The context, … Continue reading

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Abandon All Hope

Last month I began Shalom Auslander’s new novel, Hope: A Tragedy.  However, I put the book aside for a few weeks and then forgot what I had read.  So this weekend I started the novel over, and I’m glad I … Continue reading

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Swarte Stories

Back in February Fantagraphics finally published the much-anticipated collection of comics from Joost Swarte, Is That All There Is?  Swarte, a Dutch comics artist and graphic designer, and known for his ligne claire or clear line style of drawing (he even coined the term), has … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Philip Roth

It’s been awhile since I last blogged, and this is primarily due to laziness.  But in the interim, I have been reading quite a bit, and over the next several days I hope to catch up a bit with things. … Continue reading

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The Triumvirate of Comics Humor

I just recently started reading Michael Kupperman’s Snake ‘n’ Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret, an incredibly funny collection of comics that predate the series Tales Designed to Thrizzle (which I’ve mentioned before in this blog).   The core of this collection is the team … Continue reading

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