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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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  • Handling Parenthood with Lucy Knisley’s Kid Gloves

    Handling Parenthood with Lucy Knisley’s Kid Gloves0

    Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos Lucy Knisley (artist/writer) First Second March 2019 Lucy Knisley’s latest memoir, Kid Gloves, narrates her experiences with pregnancy, and highlights historical and medical information about pregnancy and how we treat it in the western world.

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  • Hot Odds: A Look Into Flame Con’s Decision-Making

    Hot Odds: A Look Into Flame Con’s Decision-Making1

    There were almost eight hundred applications to exhibit at Flame Con this year, but less than 200 were selected—and they were not necessarily the exhibitors fans would expect. That’s because Flame Con, an incredibly popular LGBTQ+ fan convention run by Geeks OUT, put a lottery in place to aid the assignment of tables, a decision

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  • “Main thing is, I kept drawing:” Mort Gerberg’s Cartoons on Display at the NYHS

    “Main thing is, I kept drawing:” Mort Gerberg’s Cartoons on Display at the NYHS0

    Mort Gerberg Cartoons: A New Yorker’s Perspective New York Historical Society February 15-May 5 Accompanying the opening cluster of images in this exhibit, Mort Gerberg is quoted saying that a lot of his early work was unremarkable, but that the “main thing is, I kept drawing.” That aspect of Gerberg’s philosophy is amply conveyed through

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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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