Submitted by Sarah Wagner on Fri, 2008-09-26 15:22
Cartoons—your everyday, old-fashioned ones—are one of my true loves. I haven’t studied graphic art theory, I don’t get into manga, I have no idea who the radical artists are out there. I think it’s a great medium, full of possibilities for telling stories, presenting viewpoints, making people laugh and think. Heck, I learned most of my Vietnam-era US political history from reading old Doonesbury books. Graphic novels? I’ve read two (V for Vendetta and Fun Home) and loved them. But let’s just say I’m a casual but enthusiastic lover of the comics.
Jeremy Blake’s Century 21 (2004)—the final installment in a trilogy inspired by the narrative of eccentric firearm heir, Sarah Winchester—digs into the psychic tableau of the American West. It’s gorgeous—and horrific.
Here’s another hybrid proposal argument / introductory video, the likes of which I think are perfect for rhetoric classrooms. It was produced by girleffect.org:
While it is certainly possible to disagree with parts of the argument here, I think this format is fascinating. This emerging genre of public discourse is something that rhetoric instructors should be teaching their students to create.
According to the interwebs, these ads, explaining how you can buy a pill to transform you into Kanye West, are for Absolut Vodka.
Mr. West’s tongue-in-cheek appearance marks the second collaboration with the vodka company, which is sponsoring his “Glow in the Dark” tour this summer.
In a video at the Web site bekanyenow.com, which is designed to resemble an infomercial, Mr. West sells tablets called “Be Kanye” that promise to transform the taker into “Kanye” for a four-hour duration. “How many times have you told yourself, ‘I feel famous and powerful on the inside, but nobody sees it that way on the outside?’” he asks.