Cómix Latinx

Cómix Latinx: Recovering Latinx History through Comic Biographies

This guest post is written by Jennifer Caroccio, a Nuyorican from Queens, graduate student, poet and writer. She is currently pursuing a PhD in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, where her dissertation project focuses on the narrative capabilities of Latinx graphic memoirs and comic biographies as they reclaim a Latinx subjectivity in US cultural production.

Transmyscira

Transmyscira: The Catfight over MAN-EATERS #9

We are not at war. There is no enemy. This is a rescue operation. – Mister Six, The Invisibles Volume 3 #12 The comic book industry is in the midst of a full blown crisis in the representation of transgender, non binary, and otherwise gender non-conforming people. The decision by Man-Eaters writer Chelsea Cain to

The Comics Classroom

The Comics Classroom: AKIRA, a Cyberpunk Masterpiece

It is probably going to be impossible to say anything genuinely new concerning Akira, that masterpiece of Japanese manga created by Katsuhiro Otomo (hereafter referred to as Otomo) in 1982 which then ran until 1990. The premise of the story is that, thirty years after a post WW3 Japan has somewhat started to recover from

Kirbyology!

KIRBYOLOGY!: Two Tales of Cavemen from the Craziest Trading Cards Ever

Some people carry a Bible in their pocket for comfort or as an inefficient bulletproof vest. I carry Jack Kirby: The Unpublished Archives, a 1994 set of trading cards that feature unused Kirby concepts from his time working in animation for Ruby-Spears. To say these concepts all over the map undersells their bonkers quotient by

Palabra e Imagen

Comics and the FILM PHOTONOVEL: One-on-One with Jan Baetens

In Jan Baetens’ creative work as a poet, novelist, and scholar, we see an ongoing interest in image-text forms and content. This takes shape in his scholarly focus that has systematically analyzed all variety of image-text narrative form, especially those that move across genre and form like and that have traditionally been relegated to the

Health and Inclusivity

Comic Love

Learning to Love the LEGION: Secret Origins

I’d like to start with a confession: Legion of Super-Heroes is the first comic I ever gave up on. It was 2011 and I had only started reading super-hero comics a couple years prior. The first comic I bought in single-issue floppies was Batgirl, and soon I’d expanded out into the rest of the Bat

Queer Visibility

#MakeComics

#MakeComics: Writer Mark Russell

How do the pros #MakeComics? We’re here to tell you. Comicosity is picking the brains of a pro who is killing it in the comics industry, and for this round I was lucky enough to talk to Mark Russell! Mark is the Eisner-nominated and GLAAD Award-winning writer of The Flintstones, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss

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