Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Conrad’

Daily Batman: Joker sez “Eat spaghetti” and the nature of funny business

July 22, 2010



A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.

(Joseph Conrad.)

Daily Batman: Heart of darkness edition

June 16, 2010

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

(Joseph Conrad.)

In many ways it is like the Slaughter of Innocents or Rape of the Shire. It is no kind of lesson to those experiencing it, not in the heat of the moment. Rather, it is a warning to those who read, and, as Scott McCloud justly points out, tacitly and with secret relish add their knives to the resultant “blood in the gutter.” Murdering the Object: it is still a Thing.

Daily Batman: The naked terror of true loneliness

April 19, 2010