Author: Kate Tanski

Superwomen, The Eisners, & Leia Organa’s PhD: A Conversation with Carolyn Cocca

Editor’s Note: One of my goals for Comics Academe is to promote the work of women working as academics and scholars in the field of Comics Studies. I reached out to Carolyn Cocca about her Eisner Award-winning book Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, and she generously agreed to an email interview even while in the midst of a move! The Eisner for Best Academic/Scholarly Work goes to Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation by Carolyn Cocca! #EisnerCMX pic.twitter.com/dZJ5n64Kgw — comiXology (@comiXology) July 22, 2017   Kate Tanski: Hi Carolyn! Thanks again for agreeing to speak with me about your Eisner...

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Dreamy Dads of DDADDS: Our Dadveal

We in the Games Section, like the rest of the internet, are obsessed with Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, or DDADDS for short. Over the next few weeks you’ll see a variety of opinions and essays from us about this new cultural icon, but first: our Dads! *Corissa Haury’s Dreamy Dad: Doc Strixes “I’ve been out of the dating game for awhile now, taking care of my precious peach of a daughter as a single dad. I like to flirt but you might need to do the convincing. HMU 😉 “ Cathryn Sinjin-Starr’s Dating Dad: Jules Harlow “Likes rom-coms....

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Previously on Comics: PRIDE and Transphobia

Hello again! I hope everyone is having a wonderful PRIDE month. If, like me, you’re without a local PRIDE event, I hope you’ll celebrate virtually in a way that makes you happy. Maybe you want to support queer creators? Check out this Twitter thread by Noelle Stevenson for inspiration. I just paid off my loans, let's celebrate. Do you make comics? Do you have a Patreon or a donate button? Tweet @ me! — Noelle Stevenson (@Gingerhazing) June 8, 2017 Or maybe just celebrating queer comics and queer comics creators? Iceman #1 is now out, which in addition to...

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Previously on Comics: TCAF 2017 Edition

Hello again and welcome to another Previously On Comics! This week is a special TCAF edition, due to WWAC’s zine and panel debut! Just found the @womenoncomics zine at #TCAF!!! I may be crying it's fine pic.twitter.com/z3K0tazlK9 — Angel 😇🦂🏹 (@angelcwrites) May 13, 2017 Check out the rest of WWAC’s twitter coverage of TCAF, including our very own panel on Comics Criticism and our meet-ups! A gathering of WWACers at #TCAF. @themeganpurdy @ArdoOmer @angelcwrites @nightxade @jozerphine pic.twitter.com/h5GVJh7UYc — WWAC (@womenoncomics) May 14, 2017 WWAC family photo with @themeganpurdy @nightxade @christasbooks @ardoomer @fullofwhoa and me! pic.twitter.com/rSX5qnjbZH — Angel 😇🦂🏹 (@angelcwrites)...

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Previously on Comics: Captain Phasma Is Here!

Welcome back to another week of Previously on Comics! If I haven’t mentioned how glad I am to not be writing weekly news round-ups exclusively about Marvel, the last two weeks have reminded me. It’s been fuck up after fuck up, to put it bluntly, and I’m going to defer to the words of the incredible G. Willow Wilson about both the diversity issue and the Ardian Syaf situation and leave it at that. So today I’m going to focus on announcements, because when The Discourse gets to be too much, sometimes you need to focus on the future. I...

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