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February 4, 2016

Go, Read: Bob Fiore On Invisible Ink

I thought Bob Fiore provided a strong reading of Bill Griffith's Invisible Ink with this essay at That's a book I admire very much, but it's clear to me that not every smart person is going to find an in with a book about a very specific kind of American culture and a subject matter as hard to grasp as the inevitability of history as it plays out on a billion tiny stages. I think we sometimes assume that every admirable book is for everyone, having come from an arts comics culture where every book of reasonably-argued worth was an event in and of itself so precious that for a while this really was the case. That culture of comics is gone in the same way the New York of Bill Griffith's mother is gone.
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