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Wyatt Sarafin

Wyatt E. Sarafin is a PhD candidate in English at Harvard University. He focuses primarily on contemporary literature, media, and art in the Americas. His essay on Chris Ware’s “diagrammatic epistemology” was published in ASAP/Journal.

Weng Pixin’s Let’s Not Talk Anymore

A spectral tapestry of mothers and daughters, a book of historical memory in the guise of a child’s scrapbook. The connecting thread for these tightly interwoven, intergenerational stories is the invisible labor of sewing, gardening, drawing, and painting.

Lisa Hanawalt’s
I Want You

An anthology of the author’s alternative comics years in the late 2000s and early 2010s, reprinted at the tail end of her popular animated show BoJack Horseman, is a gleeful but melancholy diary of a time in life best forgotten.

Kate Beaton’s Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands

A comics memoir, workplace drama, and, most fundamentally, a migration and generation story that’s specific to the Canadian provinces. Dilating and expanding moments of time, it subtly encompasses the quiet and unassuming tragedies that mark our present moment.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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