Jonathan E and the impossibility of ever being satisfied.

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This piece was revised and repainted countless times over the years.

Finished last night and I’m happy for now.

I have a tendency to return to lacklustre old work and try to make it better.

Sometimes that works, other times not.

It’s a war of attrition.


Nick Thorkelson, Jan. 27, 2015 at 7pm

New York Comics &Picture-story Symposium

The 112th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7 pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public. Please note 7 pm starting time.

Nick Thorkelson on Herbert Marcuse and Pedagogical Comics
Nick Thorkelson will talk about his projected book-length nonfiction comic on Marcuse, the German philosopher who was a mentor to the 1960s radical movements. The talk will also survey the field of pedagogical comics, from Rius and Rifas to Gonick and Sacco, and Nick’s contributions to that field which include The Underhanded History of the USA, The Comic Strip of Neoliberalism, Economic Meltdown Funnies, and short comics about Mr. Block, Kenneth Patchen, Yiddish poets, radical Christians, and the origins of modern jazz.
The Marcuse book situates Herbert Marcuse in the world of…

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