'Here' By Richard McGuire

December 17, 2014 2:16 PM

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What we think: Before Richard Linklater made the decision -- hailed as groundbreaking -- to film a single actor for 12 years, Richard McGuire used his own artistic medium to chronicle the life of a single room over the course of millennia. His 1989 comic series “Here” was quietly published by Art Spiegelman in RAW magazine, and this month the concept has been put into a graphic novel of the same name.

When we first meet our protagonist -- the corner of a living room nestled within a house built in colonial America -- it’s 1957, and she’s decked out in shades of mauve, with a crib situated at her center and a painting of an overgrown forest hung above her fireplace. In short, she's an ordinary roo...

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