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Is Asterix Racist?

Along with The Adventures of Tintin, Goscinny and Uderzo’s Asterix came to me at an early age; both of these comics, particularly the latter, were a huge influence on my life as a child. Recently, to my chagrin, the famous … Continue reading

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Mars et Avril: the precarious jump from Graphic Novel to Cinema

Considering that graphic novels themselves are a relatively recent addition to mainstream literature, the trend of rendering them into big screen films has become a rather recent phenomenon on its own. Among the most notable mainstream adaptations are Alan Moore’s … Continue reading

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The Dark and Surreal World of Nicholas Gurewitch and the Perry Bible Fellowship, a Rebirth of the Comic Strip

Having been a huge fan of this particular site for a few years now, I was surprised to see that nobody has yet written on Nicholas Gurewitch’s wonderful Perry Bible Fellowship. Usually comprised of three to four panels each, Gurewitch’s … Continue reading

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Batman Chronicles vs. Batman Year One: the shift from Modernism to Post-Modernism

I’m ashamed to admit that prior to enrolling in this class I had never cracked open a Batman comic in my life! Anyways, in spite of my lack of Batman experience, our Wednesday lecture on Modernism vs. Post-Modernism left a … Continue reading

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