Author: Rine Karr

Seeking: Copyeditors

Women do write about comics, guys. Seriously, a lot. Especially these women. Our beat is comics, creators, and geek culture from a feminist perspective. We are committed to intersectionality and internationality (our diverse staff hails from Canada, the UK, Switzerland, Brazil, and the United States). And while we’re an unabashedly feminist, unapologetically ladies-first operation, we have a healthy contingent of cis men reading, as well as women and non-binary folks. We must be doing something right, right? We are currently seeking: A woman or non-binary person (we’re looking for four women or non-binary people, actually) who is passionate about comics, media,...

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To an Earth of Green Purity: Technology and Environmentalism in Miyazaki’s Films

“I don’t understand,” I said one Friday evening as I stuffed crinkle-cut potato chips and French onion dip into my mouth and watched Princess Mononoke with my roommate during my first winter away from home at university. “Why are the animals so big?” I protested. “Why’s everybody yelling all the time? Ashitaka! San!” We laughed at this. “And what are those black blob things?” This last question lingered in the air without an answer. Princess Mononoke (1997) was my first experience of anime, since watching shows like Sailor Moon and Pokémon as a middle-schooler, and it thoroughly confused me. The...

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Review: The Golden Compass: The Graphic Novel Volume 2

The Golden Compass: The Graphic Novel Volume 2 Written by Philip Pullman Adapted by Stéphane Melchior Art by Clément Oubrerie Coloring by Clément Oubrerie and Philippe Bruno Translated by Annie Eaton Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books For Young Readers September 20, 2016 Another year has passed, and that means the release of another volume of The Golden Compass: The Graphic Novel. This new volume was actually released back on June 11, 2015 by Gallimard in French–its original language of publication–however, if you’re like me and your French isn’t up to par, then you had to wait an entire year from...

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Denver Comic Con 2016. Star Wars! Cosplay! And Cary Elwes!

I consider myself a comics baby—okay, perhaps a comics toddler. I’ve been a copyeditor and occasional contributing writer at Women Write About Comics for about a year and a half now, and yet, I still have so much to learn about the comics world. Manga, like Sailor Moon, and standalone graphic novels, like Persepolis, have been my main areas of interest when it comes to comics. But since starting at WWAC, I’ve slowly, but surely found myself exploring beyond these categories. So this year, for the first time ever, I decided that it was about time I attended a comic con,...

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Anime At 30 – What To Do When You Experience Anime Burn Out

I’ve been a fan of anime for almost 20 years. It occurred to me recently that my fanniversary is around the same time as Sailor Moon’s 20th anniversary. And knowing that there are young women and men watching Sailor Moon for the first time with the new Crystal adaptation, I’m beginning to feel like an oldie. I started watching anime when I was in middle school in the late ‘90s, with Americanized dubs of shows like Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, The Vision of Escaflowne, and Digimon, which is also celebrating an anniversary—its 15th—with Digimon Adventure tri. At the time,...

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