Category Archives: comics

Reporting from TLA – Graphically Speaking: Graphic Novel Authors Enticing Readers

Hi! I just returned from the Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Antonio. I presented on two topics (Top Tech Trends and Webinar Best Practices), moderated one panel, and ran away from one Cory Doctorow (hey, I’m nothing if … Continue reading

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Superman the Dictator

In a former life, I minored in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies. So, I arrived at Superman: Red Son from a place of somewhat biased interest. Soviet Union iconography is extremely interesting to me, and that’s what I wanted … Continue reading

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Series I never finished (but should)

Thinking about what I’m going to read this summer, and thinking about series’ endings (which I will talk more about next post!), got me thinking about series that I wished I had finished. For whatever reason, I never finished these series, … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of the Superhero Sketchpad

In my last post I mentioned that I was auditing the edX course The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture. So far, this course is an insightful look at the history of superheroes, and their place as our … Continue reading

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Why don’t I like superheroes?

Here’s my confession: superheroes are just not my thing. I don’t think so, anyway. The fact of the matter is, however many graphic novels I’ve read, and however many shojo (and yaoi) manga I’ve devoured, traditional comics have never held my … Continue reading

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