On The Road by Jack Kerouac

It’s been more than 70 years since Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and a cast of ‘beat’ misfits first set out on their first great adventures across the USA as chronicled, in a fashion, in On The Road. In that time I’m sure countless words have been written about their curiously modern yet ancient and spiritual... Continue Reading →

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

In the past I’ve written here about Zack Snyder’s 2009 movie adaptation of Watchmen but, after watching the ‘ultimate cut’ of that recently I thought it was a good opportunity go back to the source, the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (and John Higgins) comic from the mid-1980s, once again. Not wanting to judge a... Continue Reading →

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Anyone who's been into a comic shop or looked at the 'graphic novel' section of a regular bookshop can't fail to have noticed, standing out somewhat from the usual comic book fare, Art Spiegelman's Maus with it stylised 'cat-swastika' and pair of impoverished looking mice on the cover. As a regular reader of comics Maus... Continue Reading →

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