David Thompson

Recent articles by David Thompson

Stripped for action

Issue 62, Winter 2006

Review

To my knowledge, this is the first cross-media anthology of gay comic art and…

Ware comes back with a darker narrative

Issue 59, Spring 2006

Review

After a four-year hiatus spent repackaging earlier work for a mainstream audience…

A waking dream

Issue 53, Autumn 2004

Feature

The notion of the brand and its plausible functions have been derailed and abstracted

Comic novels for starters

Issue 58, Winter 2005

Review

Paul Gravett’s Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life is a beginner’s…

The Republic of South Yorkshire

Issue 57, Autumn 2005

Review

Browsing ‘Brain Aided Design SoYo’, the ‘mini-retrospective shrine’ of work…

Photo-strip odyssey on fine paper

Issue 56, Summer 2005

Review

Paper manufacturers are well aware that one of the best ways to sell their products…

Art’s oversized memorial

Issue 55, Spring 2005

Review

Throughout ten broadsheet-sized pages and various found addenda, Art Spiegelman’s…

Pop without point [EXTRACT]

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Review

Hailed in some quarters for its ‘aesthetic savvy’ and obsession with pop…

Blank criticism

Issue 45, Autumn 2002

Review

Given how mischief and misdirection have been central threads during the…

A fraternity of trifles

Issue 43, Spring 2002

Review

With Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan upending expectations of the comic book form…

Artfully bizarre

Issue 43, Spring 2002

Review

The woodcut lines and visceral surrealism of the Philadelphia cartoonist Charles…

Density, magic, genius and loss

Issue 40, Summer 2001

Review

Chris Ware’s comic strip was originally published in Chicago’s alternative New…

Exposure

Issue 51, Spring 2004

Feature

Two epic photographic books give human endeavour a new perspective

826 Valencia

Issue 48, Summer 2003

Feature

Chris Ware’s new mural tells the story of the human race

Big subject, little pictures

Issue 44, Summer 2002

Feature

Joe Sacco uses the comics medium to describe the lives of Palestinians

Agenda: Artspeak

Issue 62, Winter 2006

Opinion

How did ‘Art bollocks’ become the default way of writing about visual culture? Could Mao have…