Originally published on GoshenCommons.org February 17, 2014
This past week I’ve been writing an academic conference paper that expands on some of the themes in two of my earliest posts, about Chris Ware’s “Building Stories,” “Visceral Comics,” parts one and two. Continue reading “Teaser for the Next Post: Link to an Interview with Joe Sacco”
Originally published on GoshenCommons.org February 3, 2014
If you’re not familiar with Peter Bagge, he’s best known for comics about suburban youth with titles like “Hate,” “Apocalypse Nerd” and “Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me.”
Here’s a self-portrait that captures his damp, bug-eyed style as well as his chronically ironic tone:
Image from reason.com
Continue reading “Getting the Story Straight: Peter Bagge’s ‘Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story’”
Originally published on GoshenCommons.org January 20, 2014
On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I encourage you to read, whether again or for the first time, “March,” written by the Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell. See the November archives for a review.
Within “March,” Lewis mentions a 1957 comic that inspired him and college students across the country to organize the lunch-counter sit-ins that gave the civil rights movement critical momentum.
Continue reading “History Made Accessible: ‘Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story’”