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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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  • 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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  • What Is a Pubwatch, Even?

    What Is a Pubwatch, Even?0

    Long ago, in the mysterious and misty past of 2017, WWAC began offering regular, coherent roundups of industry news and mini-reviews of recent publications from a variety of publishers and called them Pubwatches. Since then, our list of Pubwatches has grown drastically. In my exalted capacity as Pubwatch Editor (please note: capacity not actually exalted),

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  • Webcomics Roundup: Some Spooky, Some Heartfelt, Some Both!

    Webcomics Roundup: Some Spooky, Some Heartfelt, Some Both!0

    Welcome to this month’s webcomics roundup! While last month we were nestling down into long cozy narratives for fall, it seems like this month we are similarly seasonal, with some spooky recommendations for you just in time for Halloween. You probably want monsters and demons and cannibals, right? We’ve got those and more in this

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