• My Boyfriend Is a Bear: The Consequences of Fat-Shaming in Comics

    My Boyfriend Is a Bear: The Consequences of Fat-Shaming in Comics0

    We tend to avoid mirrors after we see that the number on the scale has ticked upward. Even if your body hasn’t visibly changed in shape, numbers seem like an immutable fact. There is a certain pressure surrounding the scale, which breeds an obsession with everyone else’s numbers. Then come the diets, the reluctant exercise,

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  • Look Harder: Choosing Comics for the Classroom

    Look Harder: Choosing Comics for the Classroom2

    Editor’s Note: Comics Academe is back! This month’s Comics Academe is a feature article by guest writer Gina Brandolino, kicking off a summer series on teaching with comics. Check out some of our past articles about teaching with comics! Teaching Bitch Planet Roundtable Teaching Ms. Marvel – Part One Teaching Ms. Marvel – Part Two

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  • From Tender to Heartbreaking: Yuri Manga That Deals With Relatable LGBT Issues

    From Tender to Heartbreaking: Yuri Manga That Deals With Relatable LGBT Issues0

    The earliest instance of yuri as a genre was found in women’s magazines, where women would anonymously publish poetry and short fiction about Sapphic relationships. These stories, much like in the west, would often end with heartbreak or sadness in order to appease Japan’s ideals on homosexuality. The 90’s and onward saw a rapid increase

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