If you give a Maus a cookie

I want to teach middle or high school when I grow up and become a real adult, but a little big part of me will forever be a child who finds joy in making puns based off of favorite childhood books. I try to keep that inner-kid in mind when I think about how and […]

Superman: A Modern Day Zeus

A superhero is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as: a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also : an exceptionally skillful or successful person. With this definition it is easy to see the connection of superheroes to gods of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology. For this blog I will be looking into similarities between the two […]

Death In The…Gutter?

The gutter is defined as the space between defined comic panels in which the bulk of the action happens. As described by Scott McCloud in chapter three of his book (Blood in the Gutter) some of the most gruesome story telling takes place in the gutter of a graphic novel or comic. While the art […]

History Told From Different Perspectives

History told by Different Perspectives By Stratton Gilmore I am a firm believer that graphic novels are a great way to educate students with both text and visual elements within literature.  As students, we are able to see a point of view along with the narrative text.  Both of these elements create interest in the […]

What Makes a Woman (Gender Identity in Bitch Planet)

Even though our class only read the first volume of Bitch Planet, I continued to check back at a website I found where the newest issues were uploaded every month. Once I reached Issue #8, I noticed an ineteresting development in the story that we hadn’t gotten the chance to experience in class: the comic’s commentary […]

The Neverending Story of Looking for Webcomic

content warning: addiction*~ a more in-depth explanation at the bottom   I hope this isn’t too dramatic (even though truthfully I know it is), but my own experience with addiction is pretty standard. It started with a taste of curiosity that eventually became an insistent void. While some people’s addiction is completely detrimental, mine has […]

Power to the Reader

In many comics the author provides the reader with everything needed to analyze the characters. Readers are comfortable being given all the pieces of the puzzle, while the author sits back and watches to see if his audience can successfully put them together. I am particularly interested in the comics that do the exact opposite. […]