• Project GraphicBio: Interview with Dr. Candida Rifkind

    Project GraphicBio: Interview with Dr. Candida Rifkind0

    Professor Candida Rifkind has recently concluded a years-long project called Project GraphicBio at University of Winnipeg. Funded in part by a 2015-18 Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, she studied biographies in graphic form, with various groups of students for several semesters. I first heard about the project through

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  • 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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