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.
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 andREAD MORE
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 likelyREAD MORE
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,READ MORE
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 ofREAD MORE