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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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  • Previously on Comics: Just Subscribe To Shortbox, Thanks

    Previously on Comics: Just Subscribe To Shortbox, Thanks0

    News this week started off big when the story of Dave McKean and Jack Gantos’ book, A Suicide Bomber Sits In The Library, went viral. Gantos and McKean, two white men, created a book purportedly about a child bomber, who is moved to nonviolence by the act of…reading Western literature. It’s a blatantly racist and

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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

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  • 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,

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  • 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

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