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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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  • MoCCA Fest Through the Years

    MoCCA Fest Through the Years2

    The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival (MoCCA Fest) has been an annual New York City event since 2002. I have been attending it on and off for well over a decade. My time at the MoCCA Fest this year was dripping with nostalgia. Since that weekend this Spring, I have looked back at

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  • Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert

    Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert0

    Routledge will be publishing a series of scholarly texts on “Gender, Sexuality and Comics Studies,” as part of its Focus Collection, which offers quick publication of peer-reviewed work, of a length generally associated with a too-long chapter, or too-short monograph: 20,000 to 50,000 words including notes and references. The editor for the Gender, Sexuality and

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  • Burn Before Reading: Compelling Reasons to Not Read A Book

    Burn Before Reading: Compelling Reasons to Not Read A Book0

    I enjoy lists about who’s reading what, from our own Dogears to NPR Books’ Friday Reads. However, sometimes I’m just not going to read that book that you love so much, or that you’re shocked I haven’t read by now, or that you think might be the next big thing. And, as I expand my

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  • Marvelous MoCCA Mini Roundup

    Marvelous MoCCA Mini Roundup0

    Going to the annual Museum of Comics and Cartoon Arts fest is nostalgic for me. I remember so many venues this con has used over the years, and recall so fondly the sense of excitement and discovery in finding quirky little photocopied mini comics, sold directly to me by their creators. Over a decade ago,

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