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    Nola Pfau

    Nola is a bad influence. She can be found on twitter at @nolapfau, where she's usually making bad (really, absolutely terrible) jokes and occasionally sharing adorable pictures of her dog.

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  • Analyzing The Nib’s “Vote or Else!”

    Analyzing The Nib’s “Vote or Else!”2

    Last week, The Nib ran a comic entitled Vote or Else!, which is the work of Filipino-American cartoonist and illustrator, Niccolo Pizarro. The comic, presented initially without context, paints voter registration efforts and their proponents as insensitive to the plights of marginalized peoples and ultimately as centrists who value civility over disruption. While it’s likely

  • Previously On Comics: Asking For The Check

    Previously On Comics: Asking For The Check0

    Good morning! It was a relatively quiet one, as things go. Here’s some comics news. Jillian Tamaki has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for her book They Say Blue. Because she’s fantastic, she’s donating $10,000 of her prize money to organizations promoting adult literacy and housing justice. Our hearts go out to Duane Swierczynski,

  • Con Diary: Geek Girl Con

    Con Diary: Geek Girl Con0

    This year, I’ve been … developing some feelings about conventions. Working through some thoughts about what they mean to me. It’s been a fun exercise; I’ve gotten to go to three this year, two of them brand new ones for me. With each, I’ve been able to clarify what it is I want out of

  • Previously On Comics: Bell’s Farewell

    Previously On Comics: Bell’s Farewell0

    Good morning. Let’s talk news. We bid farewell to Anthea Bell, translator of Asterix and Kafka. Bell’s localization work is directly responsible for many kids’, including a few of our own contributors, early love of comics. She was a treasure, and she’ll be missed. Vin Diesel’s take on Valiant Comics’ Bloodshot has a proper synopsis.