Redrawing the New York-Comics Relationship

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

Podcast

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

A Soft Re-Open

So, I’ve been away from keyboard for a while now. There are numerous reasons, professional and personal for this. I won’t go into detail (it’s nothing that exciting). Rather, I’ll … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Publication!

Academic publishing house Cambridge Scholars recently put out the collected volume, Comics and Power: Representing and Questioning Culture, Subjects and Communities, edited by comics scholars Rikke Platz Cortsen, Erin La … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Comics, a Discourse on Definition

Comics criticism has a long history and, over the past ten years or so, academic and popular science books and articles about comics, in all its guises, have been published … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Michael Vance’s “Forbidden Adventures”

The history of the “Golden Age” of American comics has been told time and time again, so the standard outline of comic book production should be pretty familiar to most … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment