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 talked about Nigerians invading London in John Christopher’s The Long Winter.

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.

Utilitarians Everywhere

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.

Other Links

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.

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