• The “Death” of America’s Saturday Morning Cartoons

    The “Death” of America’s Saturday Morning Cartoons

    Greetings WWAC readers, please welcome guest author Meredith Guthrie. Meredith is a media scholar at the University of Pittsburgh where she studies children’s media, fandom, advertising, body image, and digital media. You can follow her on Twitter @Meredithea.  First, a note: Although a lot of ink was spilled a couple of weeks ago about the death

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  • Comic Fan Cocktails: Megg’s Molten Tears for Megahex by Simon Hanselmann

    Comic Fan Cocktails: Megg’s Molten Tears for Megahex by Simon Hanselmann

    As a fan of Simon Hanselmann’s comics, creating a cocktail based on Megg is a sort of wacky indulgence of mine.  I imagine Megg would prefer a simpler drink that doesn’t involve making a pepper simple syrup, but if the mood struck her I think she would love this drink.  Megg’s Molten Tears is a mutated margarita of

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  • Kickstarter of the Week: Final Empire

    Kickstarter of the Week: Final Empire

    Arena Mode and Assault or Attrition were the top funded books in the Kickstarter: fiction category. Now the science fiction superhero series comes to its epic conclusion in Blake Northcott‘s Final Empire. “It’s intimidating to throw your heart and soul into an idea and then release it out of ‘the bubble,’”  says Northcott of her Kickstarter experience. “All

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  • Scariest Movie of My Life: Uzumaki

    Scariest Movie of My Life: Uzumaki

    I love me some horror movies. At parties or family gatherings, start talking to me about the latest rom-com and you will see my eyes glaze over. But mention the latest slasher flick, and I will immediately jump to attention. I will also be the first to admit that I don’t have the highest standards

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  • Spiritual Gender-Bending in Solanin

    Spiritual Gender-Bending in Solanin

    SPOILER WARNING: This essay contains spoilers pertaining to Inio Asano’s Solanin

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  • Laila & Luther: If You Go Down To The Woods Today, You’re Sure of a Big Surprise

    Laila & Luther: If You Go Down To The Woods Today, You’re Sure of a Big Surprise

    Here are some important things in the world of sex: arousal, desire, active consent, i.e. the decision to get fucky made by all, appreciation of each body involved, a jolly good time, and positive interaction following the deed.

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  • Review: Megahex by Simon Hanselmann

    Review: Megahex by Simon Hanselmann

    In a nondescript suburb lives Megg, a green-skinned witch, Mogg, her black cat familiar and lover, an enormous anthropomorphic Owl (named Owl) their unhinged cohort Werewolf Jones and other strange beings. Together, despite their otherworldly appearance, their activities revolve not around magic and the dark arts but around ingesting huge amounts of marijuana and making

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  • Finding Feminism in Horror: Part I

    Finding Feminism in Horror: Part I

    Finding feminist ideology in the horror film genre can feel like searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore film. It can seem a futile effort considering the most popular horror tropes are particularly unflattering toward the female characters: the final virginal survivor, “ugly duckling” killer, the commonality of sexual assault as plot device, etc. Then

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