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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My LIfe After Hegel

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So this is pretty much my life. I am soooo indecisive, and I'm pretty sure it is all Hegel's fault. I have actually had several dreams where in I am both sleeping and not sleeping because I am caught up in contemplating Hegelian Dialectic. I'm serious.

Today is my Birthday and as an unfortunate consequence I have to make like seven million decisions. What do I want for breakfast? Where do I want to go this afternoon? What do I want to drink? Sigh.

Last night I read What It Is for the first time and it made me so happy. I over think everything and that book just made me slow down for a second. I adore Lynda Barry.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday mailing!

I just sent out a holiday bonus issue to the Great Moments in Western Civ Postal Constituent. It is a short eight page mini-comic and it is in full color. If you are a member it should be arriving in your mailbox in a few days. If you are not a member you can subscribe here.

In other news, I am writing a paper the connects comics with Kant, Zizek and the Hegelian Dialectic. I know it sounds kind of ridiculous, but I think it could be great if I do it right. It's all about moving across the void (i.e. the comic gutter) and seeing yourself in the other (i.e. the symbolic character). Basically it should be two hundred pages and I am going to attempt to write it in 16-20. Sigh.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Various Things

My Wee Pees comic is now up over at the Reality Institute. You have probably already seen it, but you should check out the site anyway. Mike just put a bunch of new things up, including some very entertaining takes on the graduate school personal statement.

I've been writing a Freudian analysis of Harold and the Purple Crayon for my intro to critical theory class. Which has been pretty entertaining for the most part, but for some reason every time I write two sentences I feel entitled to a two hour internet break. Which has to stop because I really need to turn it in tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ZIzek vs Christmas!

This is easily the most obscure comic I have ever made and that's saying something. So I am deeply sorry. I wasn't going to post it, but then it is holiday related so I figured what the hell. It is for a presentation I am doing on Slavoj Zizek's Tarrying with the Negative. Zizek uses It's a Wonderful Life to explain what it's like to reflect on the self. The argument is that in self reflection your view of yourself is that of an object. In reflecting on yourself you cease to exsist as a subject. In a way you cease to exists. Just like George Bailey here.