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Twee Nostalgia

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Bob Dylan and John Porcellino; you cannot escape them....

Pride and Prejudice and Asteroids

Pride and Prejudice and Asteroids

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On mash-ups, funny and otherwise....

The World's Largest Comic Book

The World’s Largest Comic Book

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Graffitti at Angouleme....

 

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Twee Nostalgia

Twee Nostalgia

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Bob Dylan and John Porcellino; you cannot escape them.

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Pride and Prejudice and Asteroids

Pride and Prejudice and Asteroids

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On mash-ups, funny and otherwise.

 
 
The World’s Largest Comic Book

The World’s Largest Comic Book

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Graffitti at Angouleme.

 
 
Ross Campbell on Endings

Ross Campbell on Endings

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Stories that need endings and those that don’t.

 
 
Strapping On The Man

Strapping On The Man

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Ariel Schrag’s Adam and penises

 
 
Utilitarian Review 7/19/14

Utilitarian Review 7/19/14

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This week’s blogging and links.

 
 
A Conversation With Kate Polak on Violence in “The Boys”

A Conversation With Kate Polak on Violence in “The Boys”

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Kate Polak and I talk about the Ennis/Robertson graphic novel “We Gotta Go Now”

 
 
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When should a comic series end?

When should a comic series end?

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The ending of Ross Campbell’s Wet Moon

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How Do We Interpret Comic Book Covers?

How Do We Interpret Comic Book Covers?

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Is a comics cover part of the story?

 
 
Query the Artist?  Comics Creators Commenting on their own Projects

Query the Artist? Comics Creators Commenting on their own Projects

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Hillary Chute’s Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

 
 
Empathy and Iconicity, cont’d

Empathy and Iconicity, cont’d

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The uses and limits of empathy in comics.

 
 
How Do Comics Visualize Racist Speech?

How Do Comics Visualize Racist Speech?

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Joel Christian Gill’s “Strange Fruit”

 
 
Editorial Cartoons: Is Michael Sam gay? or is he black?

Editorial Cartoons: Is Michael Sam gay? or is he black?

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Representations of Michael Sam in editorial cartoons.

 
 
Is Tong Transgender?

Is Tong Transgender?

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The Fantastic Four and the gender of drawings.

 
 
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Roundtables

Is Survival Always the Best Option? Pessimism, Anti-Natalism and Bloodchildren

Is Survival Always the Best Option? Pessimism, Anti-Natalism and Bloodchildren

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Race suicide as moral good.

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The Body Envisioned: Octavia Butler

The Body Envisioned: Octavia Butler

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Studying Butler.

 
 
When Loss Becomes You

When Loss Becomes You

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On Kindred, injury, past and present.

 
 
When Goddesses Change

When Goddesses Change

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An uncomfortable correspondence with Octavia Butler.

 
 
Wild Seed: A Curious Love Story About Family

Wild Seed: A Curious Love Story About Family

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A review of “Wild Seed”

 
 
How Do You Say “Love” in Alien, or Vice Versa?

How Do You Say “Love” in Alien, or Vice Versa?

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Speaking difference in Octavia Butler’s “Speech Sounds” and Laura Kinsale’s “Flowers From the Storm”

 
 
Octavia Butler — Best and Worst

Octavia Butler — Best and Worst

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“Dawn” favorite; “Wild Seed” not so much; what about you?

 
 
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