Category: Comics Academe

Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel: Militarism and Feminism in Comics and Film cropped cover

REVIEW: Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel: Militarism and Feminism in Comics and Film

Higher. Faster. Further. More. Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman are icons in comics. Advertised as inspiration for girls and women. Except, sometimes, for me, but I could never articulate why. They both protected people who couldn’t protect themselves. Each is confident and fully realized. They are adult women. It was something… else. And Carloyn Cocca…

Community Spaces, Alternative Marketplaces: Indie Comics and Culture

Over the last decade, the growth of independent, “indie,” or creator-owned comics has broadened the comic book landscape and birthed a new wave of creators who aren’t adhering to conventional standards. The demand for non-superhero material from publishers outside of the Big Two (Marvel and DC) has empowered creators to carve out their own space…

Edited version of the Ladies First exhibit poster, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, 2019

Curating “Ladies First”: An Interview with Caitlin McGurk and Rachel Miller

The impact of comics and cartoon art made by women is often lessened or missing altogether from historical narratives, and Caitlin McGurk and Rachel Miller are out to set the record straight. Together they have curated a new exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum titled Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations…

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