• Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert

    Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert0

    Routledge will be publishing a series of scholarly texts on “Gender, Sexuality and Comics Studies,” as part of its Focus Collection, which offers quick publication of peer-reviewed work, of a length generally associated with a too-long chapter, or too-short monograph: 20,000 to 50,000 words including notes and references. The editor for the Gender, Sexuality and

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  • Learn to Be a Supportive Friend with The Breakaways!

    Learn to Be a Supportive Friend with The Breakaways!0

    The Breakaways Cathy G. Johnson (Writer and artist) and Kevin Czap (Colorist) First Second March 2019 Faith just started middle school, and on her very first day, she joined the soccer team—but not because she’s a confident go-getter. She maybe did it because Amanda, the pretty upperclassman who handed her the clipboard, is really cool

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  • Yes, Roya: Feminist Sex Positive Comics to the Rescue

    Yes, Roya: Feminist Sex Positive Comics to the Rescue2

    Yes, Roya Emilee Denich (art), Kinomatika (cover), C. Spike Trotman (writing) Iron Circus Comics April 18, 2017 Yes, Roya is a book I couldn’t put down. Published by Iron Circus Comics, a comics publisher known for their adult titles and amazing anthologies (Smut Peddler), and written by their founder and fearless leader C. Spike Trotman, Yes, Roya affected

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  • Not a Hero’s Journey: Queer vs Normative Storytelling in Devilman

    Not a Hero’s Journey: Queer vs Normative Storytelling in Devilman2

    This article does not contain outright spoilers, so feel free to read it whether you’ve experienced any incarnation of Devilman or not. It does however imply the directions things take, so bear that in mind if you want to go into the series completely ‘blind’. My title means a few things, but one of them

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  • The Best Thing I Didn’t Know About Valerian & Laureline

    The Best Thing I Didn’t Know About Valerian & Laureline5

    It’s that they love each other. Valérian and Laureline is a french-language comic, originally published over six decades (the late 1960s through the first ten years of the 21st century), and in English currently by Cinebook. They put out single-volume books as well as bonanza compendiums; I’ve only, so far, read three of the former.

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  • Fun Home On the Page and the Stage

    Fun Home On the Page and the Stage0

    Small and Big, Close and Far, Same and Different The award winning Broadway musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name, is now on tour. By the time this goes to press, the production will most likely be in Schenectady. Or Providence. And somewhere else after that. Whenever shows go

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