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

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

#MakeComics: Letterer Aditya Bidikar

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 Aditya Bidikar! Aditya is the letterer on, well, tons of comics – including ISOLA, Motor Crush, Winnebago Graveyard

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 Horror of Internment: MAN-EATERS Under The Microscope

Trying to define “horror,” ultimately, is one of the toughest and most subjective artistic projects because, at its heart, horror relies of value judgement and opinions. What one person considers “horrifying” won’t have the same impact on another person, at least not all the time. You might read a comic, such as some of the

The Comics Classroom: Cathartic Horror, JOOK JOINT, and Mahalia

In the previous part of this horror exploration series, I mentioned how art-horror was something different from other kinds of horror, i.e. being scared from a work designed to terrify was different than being scared in the real world by a snake or anything else. While I previously engaged with New Mutants and Demon Bear

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:

Review: BITTER ROOT #3

BITTER ROOT #3 Written by David F. Walker and Chuck Brown Art by Sanford Greene, Rico Renzi, Clayton Cowles Edited by Heather Antos Released by Image Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene’s Harlem Renassiance era tale of an African American family of demon hunters that protects the

Review: THE MAGIC ORDER #5

THE MAGIC ORDER #5 Written by Mark Millar Art by Olivier Coipel, Dave Stewart, Peter Doherty, and Melina Mikulic Edited by Rachel Fulton Published by Image Comics Release Date: December 12, 2018 Full of murder, magic, mayhem, and betrayal Mark Millar’s The Magic Order #5 is another stellar entry into quite possibly one of the best

Review: BITTER ROOT #2

BITTER ROOT #2 Written by David F. Walker and Chuck Brown Art by Sanford Greene, Rico Renzi, Clayton Cowles, and Jarreau Wimberly Edited by Heather Antos Published by Image Comics Release Date December 12, 2018 With the beginning of a new series, there is always quite a bit of heavy lifting for the first few

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