Monday, November 05, 2007

Guest Blogger of the Future: Jim Roeg of Double Articulation

Jim Roeg writes a great blog over at Double Articulation. If you want an example of him being one of the smartest comics bloggers on the internet, I recommend his post on All Star Superman #1. Roeg has recently become a first time father, and that, in combination with other things, has caused him to neglect his own blog for a while -- he just posted again a few days ago after a four month hiatus, talking about why he has not blogged in a while. This is what he wrote:

As for Double Articulation? I don’t know. I’m not one to give up on things once I’ve started, but the days of painfully long and tortured pseudo-academic essays in which I project my fantasy life and romantic values onto contemporary comics and Marvel of the seventies are probably over—at least for the time being. If you’re still out there, dear readers, you can expect to see some changes around here. What those changes will entail, well... We’ll both find out soon.

So naturally I wrote him, and said if he is not sure about the future of his blog and if he thinks he may only be going at it irregularly, he should write for us over here. He agreed. I do not know when we will be getting our first Jim Roeg post -- there is a reason he backed off of his own blog. But I look forward to his contributions to the little project I am putting together here.


neilshyminsky said...

Wow - what a fantastic article! I never cease to be amazed by the wealth of high-quality writing that one can find in the blogosphere.

Jog said...

Ah, that's good news! I always like Jim's posts...

Geoff Klock said...

Jog! Truly, you are the man. You are welcome to come and blog for me whenever you like!

FrF said...

Yes, Jog is creating an incredible, invaluable body of comics criticism at his weblog! And of course I, too, am a reader of Jim's "Double Articulation".

One of my all-time favourite comics bloggers is David Fiore and his Motime Like The Present. Sadly, blogger fatigue and other issues have twindled Dave's posts to an absolute minimum. I suggest taking a look at "Motime's" archives for 2004 when he was "on a roll". (I really love this "Motime" period!)

Here are some of Dave's (mostly non-comics) papers. Sorry if the links turn out to be not clickable.

A Horse is a Horse--Of Course: Sympathy and the Subaltern in Postbellum

A (Very) Short Historiography of the New Right in America

Enlightened Romantics--The Origins of Liberal-Democratic Faith in America

Sectionalism and Synecdochic Strife in America

Frederick Douglass and the Complexion of Liberalism

On historiography and the Consensus History

Clobberin' Time: Escapism, Engagement, and the Dialectic of Excitement in
Marvel Comics, 1961-1966

Geoff Klock said...

FRF: thanks