• Women Making Comics: Melina Chavarria and Jean Marie Pilario talk Creating Positive Latinx Representation in Comics

    Women Making Comics: Melina Chavarria and Jean Marie Pilario talk Creating Positive Latinx Representation in Comics0

    Comics have long been (incorrectly) seen as the realm of homogeneous white male creators. It’s not that marginalized creators haven’t always been making incredible comics, but that they have been exactly that: marginalized. Whether it’s the lack of representation in Big Two comics—Marvel infamously didn’t hire a black woman to write a single comic until

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  • Pashmina: Uncovering Secrets and Self-Discovery

    Pashmina: Uncovering Secrets and Self-Discovery0

    Pashmina Nidhi Chanani First Second October 3, 2017 We’re all familiar with the intricately-patterned Indian shawls known as pashminas. In Nidhi Chanani’s debut graphic novel, published through First Second Books, a pashmina serves as a conduit to a homeland that exists in the feisty protagonist’s imagination before delivering her a sense of clarity – and

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  • A Silent Voice is a Perfect Film

    A Silent Voice is a Perfect Film0

    • October 17, 2017

    A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)  Naoko Yamada (director), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay), Kazuya Takao (cinematographer), Kengo Shigemura (editor) Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yūki, Kenshō Ono, Yūki Kaneko (voice cast) Adapted from the manga A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Ōima October 20, 2017 (USA)

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  • The Book of Joan

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    The Book of Joan Lidia Yuknavitch HarperCollins April 18, 2017 A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Better, more eloquent people than me have reviewed Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Book of Joan. It’s been covered by Publishers Weekly, NPR, and the New York Times. For just about

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  • Remakes, Remasters, and the Myth of Gamer Illegitimacy

    Remakes, Remasters, and the Myth of Gamer Illegitimacy6

    I often say that I’ve been playing games since I was a toddler, but that’s a lie. I grew up poor; we didn’t have money for luxuries like video games and especially not consoles, so while I trained my thumbs on Super Mario Bros. and spent countless hours exploring Donkey Kong Country, after that everything

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  • What Would Trumpcare Do To U.S. Comics?

    What Would Trumpcare Do To U.S. Comics?0

    The senate will vote on the AHCA (American Health Care Act) bill after they return from their July fourth recess. The controversy surrounding this bill is vast and has many Americans concerned about their future. Rightly so, as it seeks to overturn protections put in place by the previous administration to help cover people who may

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