The Boondocks: The Best Cartoon in History, VERIFIED by Me

by MILEN MEHARI I love the Boondocks. Honestly, I got Netflix to watch House of Cards, but I stayed because of the Boondocks. If you’re not familiar, first of all, why? Its a classic satirical cartoon show that explores the joys, trials, and nuance of Blackness. The comic turned cartoon show is created by Aaron […]

Bruh, you should read BRUH

Pictured here is the cover of the book BRUH by Markus Prime

by MILEN MEHARI I, like many young folks, love scrolling through tumblr, collecting and curating my niche little identity in a corner of the web. I tend to follow Black artist, vegan food blogs, and generally funny progressive content creators. It was on this platform that I found out about the book BRUH: Black Renditions of […]

Black Panther is Overrated (and here’s why) – Part 02

Continuing the same sentiment as the previous article, I’d like to reiterated the same sentiments I had.  I don’t think Black Panther is a bad film, but I simply don’t see it as deserving the overwhelming amount of praise that it has received for many reasons.  In particular, the film isn’t that well thought-out.  A […]

Deaf Representation in Hawkeye

Growing up in a household with a mostly deaf parent can be interesting at times. My dad wears two hearing aids and does a lot of lip reading, and it’s something he’s dealt with since he was young. I never really see much about partial/total hearing loss in comics, which is why I was so […]

I Really Like This One

We’ve read some really amazing graphic novels in this class. A Contract with God made me think about expectations from life and the reality of human beings, Watchmen made me consider how time is always running out, how rules and order aren’t always right, and so much more, Fun Home visually showed me the complexity of human relationships and […]

Is it a Game or a Comic? Well, it’s Both

Metal Gear Solid is actually a game series, two of the games have been adapted into a full blown comic, but there is one game that mixes up their mechanics. MGS: Peace Walker uses the regular mechanics for an MGS game, but the cut scenes are completely in a comic book style (possibly because this […]

How A Lost Reference Became An Internet Community

Pokémon is a pretty simple game if you stay out of the competitive scene. Those who grew up with the games can find it pretty easy, since it’s very easily exploitable. Whether through patience or simply knowing the right techniques, many Pokémon players can find themselves bored while playing through an old classic.   One […]

Terrific Trio: Three Tantalizing Comics

The most important thing that I’ve learned about comics because of this course is that they are meant to be shared, discussed, and reflected upon.  For my final blog post, I would like to share three comics that I found recently at Riverby Books in downtown Fredericksburg. (If you haven’t been, I highly recommend a […]

Tales of the Unusual

Tales of the Unusual, by Seongdae Oh, is hosted on LINE Webtoon. It’s a collection of short stories, most of them are horror, about strange and unusual events. Unlike most webtoons, this doesn’t have an overarching plot that continues beyond the small snapshots. Each series is it’s own story, and as of yet, I haven’t […]