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Thanksgiving Day Comics Roundup: Telling the stories of indigenous people

[Featured image “Inc Comics Presents Captain Paiute in Stereotypical Saturday Night” by Theo Tso of Warpaint Studios] As we in the United States gather with our families to overeat and watch football and reflect on how grateful we are for things, I thought I’d take some time to elevate the voices of some of the…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Comics Roundup: Telling the stories of indigenous people

Personal · Research · SDCC

Nerd Culture and criticism: “if you don’t like it, leave”

This is as much a personal post as it is a post about research, nerd culture, comics, or anything else. Carry on. — Listen. It shouldn’t come as any surprise to people that nerd culture and those most vocal in it can be a bit…touchy.  (And yes, here, I’m totally talking about male nerds.) It’s…… Continue reading Nerd Culture and criticism: “if you don’t like it, leave”

Feminism · Research

Operational definitions, drawing lines, and what really counts as “objectification”

My research side of my SDCC project is for the most part (97% done, just a few tweaks here and there) and the results are being compiled, analyzed, put into pretty color-coded charts and what have you. While doing my research and creating my coding sheets, however, I ran into some thought-provoking questions about my…… Continue reading Operational definitions, drawing lines, and what really counts as “objectification”

comic journalism · Comic news · References · Research

Link round-up: February 15

The past few weeks I’ve been finding a few great resources from everything from comics creation to comics journalism and collections. Now you can enjoy them too! Comics Journalism: Cartoon Movement Comics Journalism Dot Net Cartoon Picayune (a semi-annual magazine anthology of nonfiction comics) Drawing The Times Josh Kramer’s Top Nonfiction Comics of 2015 The Nib (which…… Continue reading Link round-up: February 15