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    Emily Lauer

    In addition to being a contributor to the site, Emily Lauer is the Pubwatch Editor for WWAC. She teaches writing and literature at Suffolk County Community College where she studies comics, kids' books, adaptations and visual culture. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, daughter and dog.

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  • Project GraphicBio: Interview with Dr. Candida Rifkind

    Project GraphicBio: Interview with Dr. Candida Rifkind0

    Professor Candida Rifkind has recently concluded a years-long project called Project GraphicBio at University of Winnipeg. Funded in part by a 2015-18 Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, she studied biographies in graphic form, with various groups of students for several semesters. I first heard about the project through

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  • In the Light of a Dying Sun: The Vela from Serial Box

    In the Light of a Dying Sun: The Vela from Serial Box0

    In The Vela, which will be released by Serial Box starting March 6th, we are introduced to an ex-military sniper who is teamed up with a seemingly spoiled politician’s kid to investigate whatever happened to the Vela: a refugee ship that has gone off the radar. The story takes place in a solar system with

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  • An Intimate Glimpse at Brenda Starr at the Society of Illustrators in NYC

    An Intimate Glimpse at Brenda Starr at the Society of Illustrators in NYC0

    “Brenda Starr: Reporter: The Art of Dale Messick” Curators: Laura Rohrman, R. Robert Pollak, Richard Berenson, and Anelle Miller January 3-March 23, 2019 Society of Illustrators, New York In 1940, Dale Messick’s newspaper comic strip Brenda Starr: Reporter debuted, telling the adventures of an intrepid and glamorous investigative journalist. It would run for several decades,

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  • A Fantastic Introduction to Ann Leckie’s Fantasy

    A Fantastic Introduction to Ann Leckie’s Fantasy0

    The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie comes out in February 2019, and it is excellent. It’s been gathering starred reviews from multiple sources ahead of its publication, which is not too surprising for the author of the critically acclaimed Ancillary Justice and other fantastic speculative fiction novels. What is surprising, however, is that The Raven

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