• Looking at Suffering: A Review of Ethics in the Gutter

    Looking at Suffering: A Review of Ethics in the Gutter0

    Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics Kate Polak The Ohio State University Press September 20, 2017 CONTENT WARNING: This book includes discussions of genocide, alcoholism, sexual assault, and racism, as well as images depicting blood, gun violence, animal cruelty, and lynching.

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  • Monstress and the Problem of Women in Pain

    Monstress and the Problem of Women in Pain0

    Please note this post contains discussion of violence against women. Also, spoiler alert for Monstress. Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s Monstress has—justifiably—been on fire lately. It won heaps of accolades at the 2018 Eisner Awards and major love and respect from readers. Liu was the first woman to win the Best Writer award (about time),

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  • Comics Academe: The Evolution of Comics in Education Educators

    Comics Academe: The Evolution of Comics in Education Educators2

    To quote Jill Gerber, “In an increasingly image-driven culture, it is important that we purposefully incorporate visual literacy into our curriculum and equip our students, not only to be better consumers of information, but also for them to effectively communicate to a global community.” Gerber is an award-winning, published author and longtime educator. In this

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