Author Archives: alexmckay

Nostalgia is Boring: So Apparently I Totally Misread Ben Katchor

The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is “a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work” — basically, it makes you rue the fact that you live in YYC and not NYC.  At one of these … Continue reading

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SKIM and the Question of Credit

The other day, I reread one of my favourite books: Skim, by co-creators Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki.  If you haven’t read it, you should (especially because Jillian is a Calgary girl). I love Mariko Tamaki’s beautifully-written story about the difficulties of … Continue reading

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Art vs. Story

We’ve had a few discussions in class over the past few weeks over whether or not art is the most valuable part of a comic.  Some said that they would never read a comic with bad art, while others argued … Continue reading

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Upcoming Online Class Focusing on Gender in Comic Books: What Do You Think?

A new online-based class has opened up through MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) dedicated to gender issues in comics.  It’s free and open to anyone, and you can enrol here.  There’ll be (LIVE!) weekly interviews with big names such as Brian K. … Continue reading

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