Previously on Comics… C2E2’s Erotic Judgements, and More

What’s been happening in comics?

Our Kat Overland, editor of small press reviews here at WWAC, is quoted in the NYT’s report on America Chavez; a Zora Neal Hurston biography upset (which our Brenda reviewed here) comes quick on the heels of Island #15 (who should draw who, and how? This should be asked, and opportunities shared with a mind to history); Death Note‘s Netflix adaptation has us asking all of that all over again, not to mention “how come Death Note is a cultural phenomenon already if white people are necessary for widespread enjoyment?”; Jay Lynch and Bernie Wrightson leave their bodies of work behind with us as they move forward to whatever each believed might follow after death. We have cancer to thank for that. Go US healthcare!

Elsewhere, manga is calling from both inside and outside the house, being (and being recognised as) of course simply a mode of communication and a method of sharing ideas, feelings, stories. Comics are a cultural tool — which is why we at WWAC bother with any of this, of course.

And that’s why it’s such a bother when cartoonists hear “denied!” for no good reason, as Dale Lazarov has several years in a row from C2E2:

Now I know what you’re thinking. “Scheduling in an anime titty wank festival but not Lazarov’s expressly positive, mutually-defined man-on-man erotica? That sounds pretty homophobic, Claire!” And you’re right, my sweet friend. It does. ReedPop, who run C2E2, are yet to respond.

Dale Lazarov & table at convention
Does this look threatening to you?
Claire Napier

Claire Napier

Critic, ex-Editor in Chief at WWAC, independent comics editor; the rock that drops on your head. Find me at and give me lots of money

One thought on “Previously on Comics… C2E2’s Erotic Judgements, and More

  1. Christ on a crutch… seriously, what does Lazarov have to do to catch a break this year?

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