HOME ABOUT INTERVIEWS REVIEWS FEATURES BLOG ARCHIVAL BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTACT TWITTER BOOKSHOP

Archive for the ‘comics’ Category

Taking the Top Off His Skull: The Genesis of J.G. Ballard’s Crash

By • Mar 28th, 2017 •

Category: archival, biography, comics, death of affect, fascism, Futurists, inner space, Lead Story, New Worlds, psychopathology, Salvador Dali, speed & violence, suicide, technology, theatre, visual art, William Burroughs

To celebrate the imminent release of Crash: the Collector’s Edition, Mike Holliday takes a look at the development of the ideas behind this, Ballard’s most notorious book. The new edition of Crash is a large-format hardback with a wealth of additional material, including pages from Ballard’s typescripts and contemporaneous, but rarely seen, short stories. As Holliday discovers, Crash was actually years in the making, many of its ideas first appearing the previous decade.



CRASH: Adaptación de un fragmento de la novela de J. Ballard

By • Oct 11th, 2014 •

Category: Argentina, Borges, comics, features, Lead Story, speed & violence, visual art

The Ballardian is proud to present Crash by Argentine graphic artist Sanyú, a graphic adaptation of a fragment of Ballard’s novel by that name, originally published in 1991 in legendary Argentine magazine Fierro.



'Naive allegory; messianic tendencies'

By • Jan 31st, 2009 •

Category: Ballardosphere, comics, consumerism

A Brazilian review of Kingdom Come — in the form of a comic strip.



Grand Theft Auto IV: Ballardian atrocities

By • Jan 3rd, 2009 •

Category: academia, Ballardosphere, comics, computer games, hyperreality, speed & violence

Autogeddon: Martin Pichlmair on the connection between Ballard and Grand Theft Auto IV.



'Audiopollution! They said it'd never hit us here…'

By • Dec 5th, 2008 •

Category: Ballardosphere, comics, Hawkwind, Michael Moorcock, music

The return of Moorcock, Hawkwind, Frendz… and Jim Cawthorn.



"Now: Zero" vs Death Note

By • Apr 17th, 2008 •

Category: Ballardosphere, comics, Japan, manga, paranormal, short stories

Good old postmodernism. Here’s another claim about manga being influenced by an obscure Ballard story.



'Enigmatic Engineering' in The Wind from Nowhere

By • Feb 9th, 2008 •

Category: architecture, Ballardosphere, comics, Japan, manga

Could it really be possible that a Japanese manga artist was influenced by J.G. Ballard’s most obscure novel?