• So, Jughead’s Asexual? Let’s Talk About That

    So, Jughead’s Asexual? Let’s Talk About That6

    The comics corner of the internet recently flipped when it was revealed in Jughead #4, written by Chip Zdarsky and drawn by Erica Henderson, that Jughead is asexual. Two WWAC Staffers, Ginnis Tonik, who cut her comics teeth on Archie comics, and Desiree Rodriguez, a relative newbie to the Archie-verse, sat down to talk about

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  • Is It Safe to Review a Book Before You’ve Finished it? What I’m Reading Now: Shindo

    Is It Safe to Review a Book Before You’ve Finished it? What I’m Reading Now: Shindo0

    Saso Akira has caught my attention with his older work Shindo. Saso is an award-winning mangaka and manga lecturer known for stories about uncomfortable subjects; Kodomo no Kodomo, for example, is about pre-teen pregnancy, and Toto’s World is about a child who is mute. He also produced an adaptation of the controversial film Departures/Okuribito, a story about undertaking. Shindo is a manga

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  • Taboo Connection and Comics as Relics: The Staring Contest, Issue #1

    Taboo Connection and Comics as Relics: The Staring Contest, Issue #10

    When desirous of a means of getting insight into a person’s mindset and where they are any given point in time, I’ve always thought it would be a good idea to go through their journal. The taboo nature of going through someone’s recounting of their day and their innermost thoughts and desires relative to it. The only electronic text

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  • Short & Sweet, All-Manga Edition: Barakamon, My Hero Academia, and More!

    Short & Sweet, All-Manga Edition: Barakamon, My Hero Academia, and More!0

    Barakamon, Volume #5 Satsuki Yoshino (mangaka); Krista Shipley & Karie Shipley (translation); Lys Blakeslee (lettering) Yen Press, June 2015 Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by Yen Press. Volume 5 of Barakamon is just as full of childhood hijinks and warm feelings as earlier volumes. City calligrapher Seishuu Handa has by now more-or-less fully adapted

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  • Feminism and Realism in John Allison’s Giant Days

    Feminism and Realism in John Allison’s Giant Days4

    Amongst the barrage of “best of” comics lists that closed out 2015, I was delighted to see John Allison’s Giant Days pop up in multiple places. The comic follows three friends—Esther De Groot, Susan Ptolemy, and Daisy Wooton—as they navigate their emotionally and academically tumultuous first year of university (a.k.a. college, for the Americans like

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  • Zine Review: The Gaysi Zine, Issue 04

    Zine Review: The Gaysi Zine, Issue 042

    The Gaysi Zine: Issue 04 Editor In Chief: Priya Gangwani Art Director: Sreejita Biswas Contributors: Karishma Dorai, Soumya Menon, Pratap Chalke, Nandini Moitra, Upasana Agarwal, Amruta Patil, Sajid Wajid Shaikh, Rachna Ravi, Ankita Ghosh, Kruttika Susarla, Karishma Dorai, Anushka Jhadav, Ojoswi, Sakshi Juneja,Amirkhan Pathan, Harshit Vishwakarma, Solo, Vivek Nag, Siddhi Surte, Vivek Tejuja, Prabha Mallya,

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