Not so Amazing Spider-Man

http://cbldf.org/banned-comic/banned-challenged-comics/spider-man-revelations/ In this article, it describes how the well known comic book turned movie, the Amazing Spider-Man was banned at an elementary school for being inappropriate for children. The reason I chose this article and to discuss this graphic novel is due to the fact that such a popular piece, can be deemed offensive and […]

Peanuts in the making

For my blog, I wanted to concentrate on a comic that was a little more fun, specifically The Peanuts. This comic started in October of 1950 until February of 2000. Over the years, the Peanuts Comic has developed in different ways including the drawing technique and even the humor. Some themes in the comic The […]

The Weird and Wonderful World of Dame Darcy

The first time I read Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake comics, I received it as a gift for either my birthday or Christmas. It was a gift from my Mom’s weird but very cool boyfriend (who is now my father) when I was in high school. A few years later for a Christmas I received The […]

What’s in a title?

After reading Will Eisner’s A Contract With God, I was intrigued by his art and typography style, and curious about his earlier works. During my research, I came upon an image that stuck with me: a title page from Eisner’s The Spirit, a sixteen-page insert in the Sunday newspaper that ran for twelve years. What I find so […]

A Profile: The Walking Dead.

**spoilers, obviously** **Content warning.** “[Robert Kirkman is the] poster child for indie comics” -Blair Butler  Whether you’ve read it or not you’ve probably heard of The Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman’s cultural phenomenon spans across media with a comic book juggernaut, multiple video games, a book series, and a hit TV show. Kirkman has described his […]

Captain America: A Political Move

With the introduction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and all the movies that file under that, people are generally aware of who Captain America is:  he dresses in the United States flag and is a modern-day Uncle Sam.  He truly is because he was created as a political move. The first Captain America comic was […]

New York City: The Capitol of Dreams, but of Connections?

If you ever read Will Eisner’s comic, “Street Singer,” it’s not the type of story you’d want to read while blasting Taylor Swift’s happy-go-lucky jam, “Welcome to New York”, because, frankly, it’s less joyful. Scratch that. It’s quite a depressing read.  Depressing, yet important.   Metropolitan areas, particularly New York City, represents a place for […]