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Telling the story of the California fires through comics

We often think of comics as being either funny stories or super hero dramas.  And they can be all that. But many of the best comics tell intensely personal stories about life, death, and surviving the time in-between. I was reminded … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How does the New York Times get past Chinese censorship? Setting up new publications in China is part of the story.  How can national journalists avoid getting punked by a fake Georgia congressman on Twitter? Start by making sure there … Continue reading

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Ch. 1 Link – Web comics that defy classification

NOTE: While none of the comics discussed here go much beyond PG-13 in art, they do sometimes have offensive language in them. (12/15/11) Regular readers here know that I’m a huge fan of web comics. In your textbook, there’s a … Continue reading

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Disability, Humor, and Pop Culture

One thing we have an awkward relationship with is humor connected with disabilities.  There is the crude movie humor, there’s the “very special” episode humor, and finally, rarest of all, genuine humor that deals with the disability from the point … Continue reading

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Comic Books, Copyrights and Changing Media

As I noted yesterday, comic writer Mark Waid upset the comic world over the weekend with his keynote speech at the Harvey Awards (for excellence in comics).  Although I cannot find a transcript or video of his speech at the … Continue reading

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