New York City: The Capitol of Dreams, but of Connections?

If you ever read Will Eisner’s comic, “Street Singer,” it’s not the type of story you’d want to read while blasting Taylor Swift’s happy-go-lucky jam, “Welcome to New York”, because, frankly, it’s less joyful. Scratch that. It’s quite a depressing read.  Depressing, yet important.   Metropolitan areas, particularly New York City, represents a place for […]

Comfort in a Harsh World

The City, by Frans Masereel, is composed of many different woodcuts in succession, which manages to create a visual story that is largely up to individual interpretation. The story is largely open to interpretation, because it has no words to guide the readers thoughts; the images then become the most powerful indicators of theme. One particular […]