Inspired by Joe Ollmann’s Fictional Fathers, I ruminate on my life with comics, my favourite job as a father, and what Art can remind fathers about loving and raising their children.
In his adaptation of okai stories, ‘Tono Monogatari’, manga artist and historian Shigeru Mizuki is at once narrator, illustrator, reader, and participant, explaining the stories’ connections to Japanese legend and belief.
Alex Graham’s Covid-Comic Dog Biscuits intersects with social justice issues, “woke” culture, social media, gender dynamics, ambivalence, and the complications of making mistakes.
Life during the destructive Trump era spurred a new level of activism. Nate Powell’s collection of comics essays, ‘Save It for Later’, wants to keep that fire going.
Does it make sense for contemporary Superman to stand beside ancient Zeus in comic book films? Filmmaker Zack Snyder and 19th century poet and critic Matthew Arnold think so.
Marjane Satrapi is a complicated woman living and working at the intersection of many overlapping identity factors, and her books Persepolis and Embroideries provide us different facets through which to view this complex of relations.
The magical quality that makes or breaks a graphic novel lies somewhere in that liminal space in which art and literature intersect.
Superhero media has a history of critiquing the dark side of power, hero worship, and vigilantism, but none have done so as radically as Watchmen and The Boys.