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Cómix Latinx Interview: Dr. Theresa Rojas and The LatinoGraphix Collection

Cómix Latinx Interview: Dr. Theresa Rojas and The LatinoGraphix Collection

At Modesto Junior College in California, English Professor Dr. Theresa Rojas has started an important collection of Latinx Comics. What started as a reference collection in her office was enthusiastically encouraged by campus librarian Susan Cassidy and soon became “The LatinoGraphix Collection” with a home in the library. The collection already has sixty titles from

Health and Inclusivity: Jeremy Whitley on Representing Mental Illness

Nadia van Dyne’s exploits as the latest Wasp have created an all-new, all-different legacy for the Marvel Universe. From adventures with the Avengers to scouring the world for new Agents of G.I.R.L., an organization designed to specifically find, support, and highlight the work of genius women all over, she has added a quirkiness befitting of

Health and Inclusivity: CAPTAIN MARVEL and a Marvelous Recovery

With Captain Marvel hitting the silver screen, I’m beside myself with happiness — though there’s something about her that’s been in the back of my mind for a while. Carol’s relationship with substance abuse and recovery has always been huge to me. She stands as an example of what it takes to challenge that kind

Transmyscira: The Cat Eats Its Own Tail in MAN-EATERS

We were rooting for you! We were all rooting for you! – Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model Season 4, Episode 7 (2005)   Man-Eaters is, bafflingly, best described as an interesting failure. The idea seemed like a license to print money when it first got floated. The creative team behind Marvel’s polarizing Mockingbird miniseries:

Transmyscira: Time Dies Screaming in SUPREME BLUE ROSE

We discover possible pasts at the same time as we feel the opening up of possible futures. – Peter Wollen, Raiding The Icebox: Reflections on Twentieth Century Culture   We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future. – Marshall McLuhan   If the zoo bans me from hollering at

Health and Inclusivity: Exploring an Emotional SPIDER-VERSE

It’s been a while. “Representation and Health 101” was my former exploration of themes related to health and well-being in comics. Now, updated to Health and Inclusivity, I want to take a similar journey through the page and panel, but maybe do a deeper dive into the connections between the comics medium and our everyday

Transmycira: thank u, nextwave

Now that we’ve conclusively left 2018, the longest year in recorded human history, the passage of time feels more febrile than perhaps ever before. Anything before 2018 feels like an eternity, but 2006 — the year Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. debuted — is difficult to metabolize as being over a

Harassment In Comics: Enough is Enough

Originally published April 27, 2016. When is this shit going to stop being tolerated in comics? Harassment. Abuse. Gatekeeping. Misogyny. Bigotry. Racism. Homophobia. Intolerance. These are words we see far too much in the world of comic books. Since Comicosity was founded in 2012, the instances of abuse reported throughout the industry have been too

Cómix Latinx: Graphic Reclamations: Barajas and Gonzo’s Tata Rambo

This guest post is written by Ohio State University Professor Frederick Luis Aldama. Professor Aldama, also known as Professor LatinX, has written a number of books on comics and media in our current culture, including the Eisner Awarding winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics and his forthcoming comic collection Graphic Migration. You can learn more

Cómix Latinx Interview: Terry Blas Talks HOTEL DARE

Family is a powerful part of Latinx daily life, but what if you grow up without one or the family you have isn’t like others. The protagonists of Terry Blas’ forthcoming graphic novel Hotel Dare have created a “found family” or the kind of family that is created by the circle people that care about you. In

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