Redrawing the New York-Comics Relationship

Subjective Ramblings and Peripheral Thoughts from the Edges of a Comics Studies Project

Comics Review: Ted Rall’s “2024”

2024 is often-controversial political cartoonist Ted Rall’s take on George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984. Rall’s version, of course, is updated to fit its own time, so the danger is … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Charles Strozier’s “Until the Fires Stopped Burning”

Historian and psychoanalyst Charles B. Strozier’s Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses is an interesting book, one … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment


I was interviewed by the great people over at ALTbrown Podcast – a podcast highlighting alternative voices in communities of color – last night and, with amazing turnaround time, the … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Note: Artists Against Police Brutality

About a month or so ago, Maryland-based Rosarium Publishing released APB: Artists against Police Brutality: A Comic Book Anthology, an anthology of comics and flash fiction that, as it was … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

New post at the Gotham Center blog

Yesterday, Gotham – A Blog for Scholars of New York City History published another post by yours truly, this time on Evangelical comics creator Jack T. Chick’s 9/11 comic Who … Continue reading

December 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scandinavian Journal of Comic Art 2:1 out now!

A new issue of Scandinavian Journal of Comic Art (SJoCA), a journal i co-edit, is now out! SJoCA is an online, open-access, peer reviewed academic journal about comics and sequential … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Part two of my Michael Angelo Woolf piece is up on the Gotham blog!

Michael Angelo Woolf was never primarily a political cartoonist in the common sense of the word. He made “[s]ome vigorous cartoons of Tweed during Nast’s raid on the ring, and … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

This week’s post is at the Gotham blog for scholars of New York City history!

This week, I will not be posting here, since I have a two-part post about the 19th century cartoonist Michael Angelo Woolf and his once-famous “waifs” coming up on Gotham: … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Alex Shoumatoff’s “Westchester: Portrait of a County”

Journalist and writer Alex Shoumatoff published his Westchester: Portrait of a County in 1979, in which he chronicled, as he saw them, aspects of life in a place he had … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Kevin Rozario’s “Culture of Calamity”

American studies scholar Kevin Rozario’s The Culture of Calamity: Disaster and the Making of Modern America (Chicago University Press, 2007) is a fascinating read. Rozario writes that Americans today live … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment
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