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Anatomy of a Panel: David F. Walker and BITTER ROOT

To say that David Walker is a creative super-force of nature would be an understatement. Prodigious author of award-winning comics. Author of widely acclaimed YA and adult fiction. Writer of incisive pop cultural criticism and journalistic scholarship. Maker of documentary films. Passionate and dedicated professor across all the storytelling arts at Portland State University. It’s

Health and Inclusivity

Health and Inclusivity: The Hard Road to Peace in FAR SECTOR

Sometimes, our journeys take us further than we ever expected. What we end up reaching has its own vestiges of our past as we uncover new experiences. In similar fashion, Sojourner Mullein, or Jo, is a new Green Lantern sent to the far reaches of space in N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell, and Deron Bennett’s Far

The Comics Classroom

The Comics Classroom: THOR and the Eternal Return

Thor is a character who has long held a unique place in graphic/textual history as both a “comic” character — he was the creation of Stan & Larry Lee and Jack Kirby for Journey into Mystery #83 in 1962 — and as a religious/mythological figure. Few beings of genuine religious and mythological status (in the

Kirbyology!

KIRBYOLOGY!: Peanut, Dumpling, and Big Daddy

Who needs Small, Medium, and Large when Jack Kirby gave us Peanut, Dumpling, and Big Daddy? … So I’m going to be talking about Jack Kirby at a conference for word nerds. In January, I’ll be taking a trip to New Orleans for the American Name Society’s annual conference and giving a presentation called “Baron

Transmyscira

Learning to Love the LEGION

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #5

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! It feels weird to be writing a fannish examination of the latest Legion of Super-Heroes comic, ensconced in my locked-down New York City apartment. I haven’t been outside in three days, but my wife is a social worker in the ER of a large hospital. Today she went to work and saw

History of Violence

REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA and its Debt to Shinji Wada

Do you know? Do you know? Have you heard this story before? A pink haired young girl seeks to protect her friend, a bullied young woman with a bindi mark on her forehead. What the pink haired girl doesn’t realize is there’s more to her friend then she’s able to recognize and the girl with

Queer Visibility

#MakeComics

#MakeComics: Writer/Artist Niki Smith

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 Niki Smith! Niki is the writer and artist of the recently released The Deep & Dark Blue, as well

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