Somewhat shortened week with the holiday, but here’s what we had:
Featured Archive Post: Caroline Small on Ellen Raskin’s Christmas illustrations.
My nine-year-old drew a Santa Tiger.
I suggested it might be worthwhile to think of comics as a genre rather than a medium.
I posted about Trollope and capitalism and lazy lordlings.
Kim Thompson on Tintin in the Congo.
At Splice I argue that, contra Mike Huckabee, Jesus really would not have blamed children for getting shot.
At the Atlantic I talk about Jared Diamond’s new book and child-rearing among traditional societies.
Karen Swallow Prior on Mary’s radical declaration of consent.
C.T. May detourns an HU comments thread.
Andrei Molotiu on abstract comics and systems theory.
Ta-Nehisi Coates with a great post on living prepared for violence or prepared for non-violence.
And I think I’ve seen this before, but it’s worth linking again to this nifty romance comics blog.
This Week’s Reading
I finished a preview copy of Bee Ridgway’s River of No Return; read Jason Mittel’s Genre and Television; read Trollope’s The Claverings, and read the second dreadful Fifty Shades of Grey book.