• The Twin Peaks Log: S.1 E.5

    The Twin Peaks Log: S.1 E.5

    Welcome to our biweekly roundtable of Twin Peaks where we are working our way through every. Single. Episode. Some of us are regulars and some of us newbies, but none of our experiences are the same. So get yourself a damn fine cup of coffee, watch along with us, and feel free to chime in

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  • Thought Bubble Cosplay

    Thought Bubble Cosplay

    This weekend just past, Kelly Kanayama and I were both in Leeds, at Thought Bubble: the UK’s premier comics convention? I can’t promise that’s a fact, but hot damn, it’s a great con. Much content coming on that subject! But that’s for later. Thought Bubble does not have a very heavy cosplay focus; it’s the sparsest UK

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  • Jillian Tamaki Wins Governor General Award

    Jillian Tamaki Wins Governor General Award

    On Tuesday, the winners of the Governor General’s Literary Award (or GGs) were announced. The GGs are one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards, with winners taking home $25,000 in seven categories. Last week I spoke to Mariko Tamaki about her Governor General’s Award nomination for This One Summer. Her cousin Jillian Tamaki was also nominated

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  • International Men’s Day: Spotlight on Cartooning from Trans Men

    International Men’s Day: Spotlight on Cartooning from Trans Men

    This interview (at the Good Men Project, but stay with me) with Dylan Edwards is a good introduction to his Lambda Literary Award nominated book, Transposes — stories of men who are both trans and gay. A foreword from Alison Bechdel and a cover that features tap-dancing both entice, and the focus of Edwards’ book is supported

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  • Birthright: Of Comics and Closets

    Birthright: Of Comics and Closets

    When I was asked to write this article, I was flattered, but a little unsure of myself. It certainly massaged my ego a bit to think that I might have something substantial to contribute, as a trans woman, to the ongoing discussion of LGBT people in comics. And then there was of course the uniquely-affirming

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  • Quick Change: The Death of My Dignity

    Quick Change: The Death of My Dignity

    It is eight o’clock in the morning, your fellow geek calls you up and announces a last-minute con she has decided to attend. Obviously, you have to go with her, but what to wear? It is now time to perform your own superhuman feat and put together an acceptable geek outfit from easily found items.

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  • Marvel’s All New Black Cap; Publicity Stunt or Diversity Stride?

    Marvel’s All New Black Cap; Publicity Stunt or Diversity Stride?

    Marvel announced that Sam Wilson would replace the elderly Steve Rogers as Captain America way back in July.

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  • Sequential Sartorial: Why Does Fashion Matter In Comics?

    Sequential Sartorial: Why Does Fashion Matter In Comics?

    Costuming is important in art. Clothing is more immediately communicative than body language, and art communicates. For example, Lana Del Rey’s video for her 2012 release “National Anthem.” It’s all Jackie & JFK pastiche. Towards the very end, there’s that last ride recreated, and Jackie/Lana has on the pink suit. WRONG. She wears goldenrod. Her hat

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  • Wrestler CM Punk Writing for Thor Annual 2015

    Wrestler CM Punk Writing for Thor Annual 2015

    World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler CM Punk is writing a Thor short story. Wrestling fans Editor-in-chief Claire Napier and Staff Writer Rachel Stevens sat down to chat about this new venture. Rachel So, CM Punk is doing a Marvel Comics story for Thor. I’m enthused about this — I got into wrestling because a friend of mine linked

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  • Breakdown of The First Annual INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair

    Breakdown of The First Annual INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair

    This past weekend was the first annual INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair, where book lovers could purchase their favourite reads, get their books signed by their favourite (newly discovered) authors, and attend panels. We don’t have anything else like this in Toronto — which is surprising given the number of publishing houses located here — so I was very excited

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  • Multifarious: Beautiful Bizarre

    Multifarious: Beautiful Bizarre

    If you happen to live in the DFW metroplex or are passing through, you should definitely check out the “Faces of Impressionism” exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The works are on loan from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. Seeing art close up is a vastly different experience than seeing it in

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  • Cook Your Comics: Thanksgiving Spectacular, Part 1

    Cook Your Comics: Thanksgiving Spectacular, Part 1

    Thanksgiving is coming soon for those of us in the United States. It’s my favorite holiday. It’s both the biggest cooking holiday of the year and it’s always around my birthday — in fact, my birthday is on Thanksgiving this year, so my birthday cake will probably be a pumpkin pie. And about 10 years

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  • Of Pirates and Self-Rescuing Princesses

    Of Pirates and Self-Rescuing Princesses

    “I wanted to write a book about a girl that was strong, smart and independent — like I want my daughter to be when she grows up,” said Jeremy Whitley, and so Princeless was born. When we first met Princess Adrienne, she was trapped in a dragon-guarded tower, until she decided to take her fate

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  • MICE 2014: Expectations Exceeded

    MICE 2014: Expectations Exceeded

    The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) ran from October 4 and 5, 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It’s been a free annual event since 2010 as a joint effort between the Boston Comics Roundtable and Lesley University College of Art and Design to create a showcase for artists and creators working in comics in the greater

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  • New Comics from Youth In Decline? Oh My. OH MY.

    New Comics from Youth In Decline? Oh My. OH MY.

    Ryan Sands last gave me heart palpitations when he and Michael DeForge released images from their cartoon-that-wasn’t, MallNation, but now he’s gone and released details of Youth In Decline‘s 2015 line up. HOLD ME.

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  • Interview with Governor General’s Award Nominee, Mariko Tamaki

    Interview with Governor General’s Award Nominee, Mariko Tamaki

    Earlier this year the creative team behind the award winning graphic novel, Skim, released a fabulous new slice-of-life comic, This One Summer. Here at Women Write About Comics, we’re big fans of This One Summer. In fact it was the inaugural read of our Twitter Comic Club (#WWACComicClub). And we weren’t the only ones who loved

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