Category Archives: Animal advocacy

Sometimes, the good guys wear black

On my birthday this Wednesday, June 19, publisher Black Mask Studios will be presenting me with a very special gift that combines two of my favorite things—animal activism and comics. Even better, it’s a gift that will go out to everyone reading … Continue reading

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Justice for all

Fourth Age of Comics is an excellent blog site that examines modern comic book storytelling with a particular focus on the types of issues superheroes can effectively be used to address. The site extensively examines Grant Morrison’s coverage of animal … Continue reading

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Best in show

As promised in a previous post, here is my review of my prized purchase at this year’s Small Press Expo, Duncan the Wonder Dog. It is almost impossible to describe Duncan the Wonder Dog. This ambitious, nearly 400-page work by … Continue reading

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The power of the small press

Last weekend I attended the only comic book convention I go to every year, the Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, Md. It proclaims itself (and deservingly so) “North America’s Premiere Independent Cartooning and Comic Arts Festival.” Although I spend … Continue reading

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Save your kin

The 2007 graphic novel First in Space, by James Vining, tells the story of NASA’s early program to send live primates into space to pave the way for human astronauts. Specifically, it’s about Ham, a chimpanzee captured in Cameroon shortly after … Continue reading

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Environmental justice

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Gulf waters . . . Despite slightly rising pressure in BP’s capped oil well, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says he’s confident it won’t burst if crews … Continue reading

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