Category Archives: Events

Metapocalypse now

What if Grant Morrison hosted a comic book convention and it changed the world? That’s exactly what happened nearly two weeks ago at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, although you probably haven’t noticed any difference yet. … Continue reading

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SPX 2011: Justice, American style

Saturday, September 10, I attended my 14th consecutive Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, Maryland. As you’ll know if you read my post on last year’s Expo, this is North America’s premiere independent cartooning and comic arts festival. I haven’t missed an … Continue reading

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O Captain, My Captain (Part 1)

Full Series Part 2: Patriot acts Part 3: Love it or leave it Part 4: Fighting the good fight Captain America and Superman are pretty much universally recognized as the superheroes who best exemplify the values of justice and freedom … Continue reading

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Old shul justice

[“Shul” is the Yiddish word for synagogue.] From publishers to creators, Jews were pioneers of the modern comics art form and the giant industry that it built. This is particularly appropriate given the emphasis that both comic books and Judaism have historically … Continue reading

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American herstory

Considering the tardiness of my last post on Black History Month, I thought it would be nice to post something in honor of Women’s History Month while it is still March (barely). This year’s theme is “Our History is Our … Continue reading

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Black Power

Even though I wasn’t able to get this posted by the end of February, in honor of Black History Month and the first ever Black Comic Book Day (which took place Feb. 19th), I’d like to share some items on black … Continue reading

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Warriors of the People

In honor of November being Native American Heritage Month, and Thanksgiving allegedly commemorating one of the few positive interactions between Native Americans and European-American settlers, I thought I’d share some information about a few Native American comic book characters—from a … Continue reading

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The Voice of the people

In recognition of our latest exercise of the electoral process and this evening being Guy Fawkes Night in the U.K., I would like to examine both a graphic literary masterpiece that offers an alternative to our democratic system, and the failure of the movie … Continue reading

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Behind the mask

Last night, like most Halloweens, superhero costumes were a popular choice for many Trick-or-Treaters (we had two Iron Men and a Spider-Man come to our door). This is a departure from the original concept behind Halloween costumes, which was to … Continue reading

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Coming out for justice

Yesterday was National Coming Out Day, an annual event when thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and allies hold workshops, speak-outs, rallies and other kinds of events all aimed at showing the public that LGBT people are everywhere. Each … Continue reading

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