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Bone by Jeff Smith

For my blog I decided to do it on my favorite comic from my childhood, Bone by Jeff Smith. The story is about the three Bone cousins (Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone) who get chased out of their … Continue reading

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Manga Styles’ influence in Western Culture

  I was a little surprised that there wasn’t more discussion on the influence of manga in the comic book scene.  Manga and anime styles have infiltrated many different types of books that some may not have imagined touching.  One … Continue reading

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Is It Art? You choose.

I was thinking about the class discussions on the art vs. not-art, and low vs. high dichotomies, and I truly think that it is a waste of time to try to categorize everything.   That being said, I think that … Continue reading

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Superman Vs. Batman

This battle has been talked about, drawn, written and argued almost since these two were in a comic together.The outcome, in every case, falls on whether or not Batman could bust out some kryptonite before Superman got his hands on … Continue reading

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FIghting Censorship: The CBLDF and the CLLDF

The issue of censorship has been brought up numerous times in the blogs. However, I would like to draw attention to two organizations dedicated to fighting attempts at censorship. These two organizations are the Comic Book Legal Defence Fund (CBLDF) … Continue reading

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Returning From the Grave: You’re Doing it Right

17 years after the Death in the Family story arc, writer Judd Winick brings the dead Robin, back to life. With help from Super-boy Prime altering time or “setting things right,” and the Lazarus Pit, the former Boy Wonder returns … Continue reading

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Story VS Art

What is it that draws us to comics? Is it the pages upon pages of beautiful (or perhaps not so beautiful) artwork? Is it the stories ranging from the twisted tales of gods, to tragic heroes, to simple everyday problems? … Continue reading

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Daniel Pussey: Alienation in the Comics Industry Part II – Dan Pussey’s Development: Yearning for both Artistic Merit and Wealth

When I first heard that Rob Liefeld was a multi-millionaire I could not believe it. How could anyone produce such tripe and actually get paid doing it? I was disgusted by the success of such individuals, who cannot even draw … Continue reading

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Daniel Pussey: Alienation in the Comics Industry Part I – Doctor Infinity and Background to an Exploitative Industry

                Comics have an immensely exploitative history regarding the treatment of individuals that produce stories that become commoditised. This relationship was especially prominent in the early days of the superhero genre, in which some creators were not even credited with … Continue reading

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Sartre and The Sandman

Jean-Paul Sartre was not only a philosopher, but also a prominent literary writer of the 20th century. Although he is well recognized for his plays, novels and short stories, today I’m going to focus on understanding his views regarding existentialism. … Continue reading

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