Sequential State – the comics criticism archive of Alex Hoffman

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  • Thoughts on the Formal Aspects of Small Comics feat. B.ü.Lb comix

    Thoughts on the Formal Aspects of Small Comics feat. B.ü.Lb comix

    Almost two years ago, B.ü.L.b comix, a European publisher based out of Geneva, sent me a little box full of tiny accordion style comics. The 2[w] series, as they’ve been titled, are all 3.5 x 4.5 cm comics in an 11-sheet accordion. I’ve been thinking a lot about those little accordions, which all fit neatly […]

  • Pointers #2

    I’ve been running a lot of reviews recently, and I thought I’d take a break and point you towards some webcomics I’ve been reading recently: Snarlbear by Natalie Riess is a webcomic about a girl called Snarlbear who has been transported to the strange and oddly dangerous Rainbow Dimension. I think has recently hit its […]

  • Looking Forward: April Releases, Yeti Press and Sparkplug Books Announce 2015 Publishing Slates

    MoCCA Comics Fest is just around the corner, and some small presses have begun to send out their plans for this year’s publishing slate.  Two books I’m excited about from two different Canadian presses – Koyama Press’ koyamapress​ Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater from A Degen adactivity​ and Towerkind from Kat Verhoeven […]

  • Appropriation, Western Imperialism, and Privilege: Thoughts on Mahou Shounen Breakfast Club

    Author’s note: When returning to my writing from a short internet hiatus, I came across the MSBC “scandal” after it had generally run its course. I wanted to think about root causes and talk about the responsibilities of artists and critics. I hope that this piece causes you to pause, at least for a minute, and […]

  • Linkblogging #5

    Linkblogging is a monthly “go look” feature on Sequential State that I’m using to feature fun comic things aroundthe internet. There is a lot of great stuff to look at on the internet. Thestuff featured is just the stuff I’ve been looking at lately. If I missed yourthing, send me a message! Crowdfunders: Lots (and […]

  • Looking Forward: Space Face Books Spring 2015 Publishing Slate

    Happy Friday!  It’s a new year, and that means publishers are starting to reveal Spring 2015 slates. There have been a lot of exciting announcements the past two weeks, one of which is 2D Cloud’s 2015 publishing expansion. Nestled in a post that includes two new employees for the micropress was a list of authors […]

  • Kickstarter Feature #2: New South, Hymn, Sparkplug

    Hi everyone! Good to be back up and running. I took a break last week to focus on studies for a big certification test. I tested on Wednesday, and I’ll know the results in 2 months.  Meanwhile, some interesting projects have hit the crowd funding sites, and I figured I would point a few out […]

  • Pointers #1

    Everyone could use a little more “go and see” in their comics lives. We spend a lot of time wrapped up in what we’re interested in, so sometimes we miss new projects or comics. I thought I’d take a few seconds to point out some things you should have a gander at – new projects, […]

  • Linkblogging #3

    Another month, another Linkblogging post. Please note that there is plenty of great stuff on the internet, and this is only stuff I know about. If your stuff isn’t on this page of stuff, let me know. Have you followed sequential-alt yet? Because you should! Also follow this account, sequentialstate, because you get one more […]

  • Linkblogging #2

    Happy Monday! Linkblogging is a monthly “go look” feature on Sequential State that I’m using to feature fun comic things around the internet. There is a lot of great stuff to look at on the internet. The stuff featured is just the stuff I’ve been looking at lately. If I missed your thing, send me […]

  • Link Roundup #1

    Sometimes it’s good to kick back, relax, and enjoy a lazy Friday. Or you can blog about the stuff on the internet. Of note, there is a lot of great stuff to look at on the internet. This is just the stuff I’ve been looking at lately. Kickstarter In the world of Kickstarter, Strong Female Protagonist […]