• Review: Rat Queens #8

    Review: Rat Queens #8

    Rat Queens #8 Kurtis J. Wiebe (writer), Roc Upchurch (art/colours) Image Comics | Shadowline Productions October 2014 Apparently Wiebe went and had himself a baby girl, Willow Kate—so I suppose we can forgive him for the delay in getting Rat Queens #8 into our impatiently waiting hands. Congratulations, Mr. Wiebe! Looking forward to the new

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  • Products Over People: What GamerGate Gets Wrong

    Products Over People: What GamerGate Gets Wrong

    When I was ten and my brother twelve, we got Sunday morning paper routes. He used his money to buy gaming consoles; I used mine to buy comics. He stayed up late most nights gaming, and most mornings he’d be dead to the world in compensation. I was stuck delivering his share of the papers so often (thanks, bud!)

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  • Webcomic Capsules:  The Cute!

    Webcomic Capsules: The Cute!

    Sometimes you’ve had a rough, rough day, and you need the cute. The webcomics I’m reviewing below bring the cute artistically—and sometimes their subject matter is just as serious as real life. Positive Doodles Emm Roy Genre: Inspirational Cuteness Updates: Usually daily You can’t get any simpler than positive doodles.  These are small, cutely rendered

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  • Hogwarts, After Dark: Event and Interview

    Hogwarts, After Dark: Event and Interview

    On Thursday, September 4th, I headed out of my home long after the sun had set. Like a young Mr. Harry Potter, I entered the train depot alone, unsure of what awaited me. Maybe I would find my Ron and Hermione on this Red line trip to the Northside of Chicago, I thought. Of course,

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  • Put Another Dime In The Jukebox: Spider-Gwen Ongoing Announced

    Put Another Dime In The Jukebox: Spider-Gwen Ongoing Announced

    The news we’d been hoping for finally broke. Last Friday at New York Comic Con, Marvel announced that Gwen Stacy, Spider-Woman, would be getting an ongoing starting in February 2015.

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  • Multifarious: The Rude Art of the Polite Protest

    Multifarious: The Rude Art of the Polite Protest

    NSFW: Painted nudity. This week it’s all art we love and art we love talking about. Welcome back to Multifarious! Artist Janet Bruesselbach has begun a series of gorgeous oil portraits of trans women, Daughters of Mercury. She’s currently raising funds for the project on Kickstarter. 

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  • Remember Swimsuit Issues? I Miss Those

    Remember Swimsuit Issues? I Miss Those

    When Marvel presented its Milo Manara variant cover to Spiderwoman #1, the internet exploded with people condemning both Marvel and the artist for the unnecessary sexualization of the character. The defenders of Manara’s work argue that you can find similar poses at a yoga studio or complain that male superheroes are sexualized, too. Some of

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: The First Annual Journal of Bicycle Feminism

    Kickstarter of the Week: The First Annual Journal of Bicycle Feminism

    The legacy of the zine lives on. This week’s Kickstarter of the Week focuses on a zine-turning-annual that focuses on building the feminist bicyclist revolution. Vive la revolution! The aim of the Kickstarter campaign for The First Annual Journal of Bicycle Feminism aims to fund the making of their first annual. The theme is grief

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