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    Paulina Przystupa

    Paulina (aka @punuckish) is a Filipino-Polish archaeologist and anthropology graduate student who grew up in the Pacific Northwest and loves comics and pop culture. Her academic work focuses on how buildings and landscapes aid or impede the learning of culture by children. In general, she is an over-educated fan of things; primarily comics, comics-related properties, cartoons, science-fiction, and fantasy. This means she takes what she knows and uses it to critique what she loves. Recently, she has brought such discussions to the public by organizing and moderating panels at comic cons centered on anthropology/culture related topics.

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  • We Served the People: Calming and Conflicted

    We Served the People: Calming and Conflicted0

    Emei Burell’s graphic novel We Served the People: My Mother’s Stories depicts Burell’s mother, Yuan Ye Ping’s, experience of the Down to the Countryside Movement during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Through these stories, told through prose, art, and incorporating photographs, the audience reflects on the lived experience of the Cultural Revolution. It’s an important, subtle

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  • A Reread, a Recommendation, and a Rando: Reviews of Recently Acquired Manga

    A Reread, a Recommendation, and a Rando: Reviews of Recently Acquired Manga0

    With Kodansha and others having huge sales recently, it’s hard not to spend a bunch of money on new series. Thankfully, I showed some restraint and only picked up five new volumes. Considering how big my existing “to read” pile is, five new series seemed like a good number. For now. This might change by

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  • Wicked Things #1: Something Wicked (Cool) This Way Comes

    Wicked Things #1: Something Wicked (Cool) This Way Comes0

    Sleuths, snobbery, and suspense sum up this singular start to Wicked Things #1. The new series from the creative team behind Giant Days starts off sinister and sets up a strange and scintillating mystery. One where the star is both suspect and sleuth.

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  • Starship Down #1: Something Old and Something New

    Starship Down #1: Something Old and Something New0

    Starship Down #1 explores how aliens may have influenced the evolution of humans. Which would be more exciting for me if everyone hadn’t already done this. From comics, to movies, to TV shows, to conspiracy YouTubers, basically all mediums have explored the question of aliens and human evolution. So what does Starship Down have that

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