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Atomas: An Introduction

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Tom Spurgeon Subtweeted Me and All I Got Was This Lousy Long Essay

Tom Spurgeon Subtweeted Me and All I Got Was This Lousy Long Essay

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On TCJ, the Comics Reporter, and women in comics criticism....

 

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“Give Me the Secret of Talking Robots”: The First Translation of a French Superhero Comic

“Give Me the Secret of Talking Robots”: The First Translation of a French Superhero Comic

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The first ever translation of Pellos’ Atomas.

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Examining violence in a French superhero comic from the 1940s.

 
 
Tom Spurgeon Subtweeted Me and All I Got Was This Lousy Long Essay

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On TCJ, the Comics Reporter, and women in comics criticism.

 
 
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A manga retelling of LIttle Red Riding Hood for the gay utopia.

 
 
The Helen Reddy of Rap

The Helen Reddy of Rap

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Nicki Minaj’s mediocre Pink Friday

 
 
Utilitarian Review 7/25/14

Utilitarian Review 7/25/14

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This week’s blogging and links.

 
 
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Skin Deep: Under The Skin

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Failing to get inside the mind of the spider lady.

 
 
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How Clear is the Clear Line in Rutu Modan’s The Property?

How Clear is the Clear Line in Rutu Modan’s The Property?

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History and surrealism in the ligne claire

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When should a comic series end?

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The ending of Ross Campbell’s Wet Moon

 
 
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.

 
 
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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

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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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