James Orbesen is the author of the forthcoming book Gud Dog: Examining Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's We3, as well as a professor living in Chicago. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, Jacobin, Booklist, The New Humanism, Bookslut, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere.
Paul Verhoeven's Authenticity Came to Light at Chicago's Logan Arcade | 5 Jul 2015 // 10:04 PM
Some works by Paul Verhoeven, a director known for satire, were shown in an ironic setting this summer. The result was an earnestness soaked in blood.
The Three Creators: PopMatters at the "Chicago Women in Comics" Panel | 5 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM
This past week Columbia College hosted the Chicago Women in Comics but rather than unearth a discourse of marginalization, the event showcased a deep wellspring of talent and widescale commercial success.
Is Growing Up Such a Good Thing? | 23 Jun 2015 // 9:05 PM
Adventure Time and Philosophy takes us on a journey to the land of Ooo in search of truth.
Prick Me, Do I Not Bleed? | 23 Jun 2015 // 2:00 AM
Are feminists like Leora Tanenbaum oversensitive?