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“The King’s Ankus”

By | Apr 5, 2016 | Longform

While there’s been no shortage of comic adaptations of The Jungle Book, stemming either from the original Kipling stories to the Disney animated film, perhaps the most distinguishable attempts have come from P. Craig Russell. Over the course of his career, Russell has made a name for himself by translating operas, plays, fairy tales, and […]

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Comics in the Spectrum Age: A Conversation with David Brothers, Image’s Branding Manager

By | Feb 15, 2016 | Longform

If you have attended an Image Comics panel at a convention of late, listened to the official Image Comics podcast, “The i Word,” or interacted with imagecomics.com and the company’s social media presence, then you’ve been exposed to David Brothers, branding manager, editor of Lazarus, and all-around toastmaster for the Image assemblage of empowered creators. Having […]

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A Jessica Jones ‘Alias’ Conversation

By , and | Nov 18, 2015 | Longform

Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jones (dropping Friday, November 20th) has already generated significant buzz and anticipation, remarkable for a character whose name recognition was Wasp-sized two years ago.  But the attention has been galvanized by the quality of the Daredevil series, smart casting of lead Krysten Ritter, David Tennant as Kilgrave, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mike Colter, […]

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The Pleasures of Peanuts

By | Nov 6, 2015 | Longform

The new Peanuts movie opens Friday, November 6, from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.  The Snoopy Industrial Complex, perennially active, has kicked into high gear, circulating the newly-3D Charlie Brown and the Gang on Fox NFL Sunday, big box store ads, and all over social media in the form of Peanutized avatars of every […]

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Manga: A Reconciliation

By | Oct 26, 2015 | Longform

At Multiversity, we love comics. Sometimes, love is complicated. This is a story of why an Asian-American comics reader departed from Asian comics, and why he came back.  My relationship with manga has been symptomatic of complicated relationships between culture and identity, reading and longing.  But at some point, I had to ask myself those […]

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Teaching Comics, Learning Comics: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang (Part 1 of 3)

By | Sep 28, 2015 | Longform

Gene Luen Yang is a little nervous about his next book.  Why would the 2015 Eisner winner for Best Writer have even the faintest apprehensions about his latest graphic novel, “Secret Coders,” drawn by Mike Holmes, and releasing today, September 28th, from First Second? Holmes’ art is adept and charming.  First Second’s publishing record is enviable and […]

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Welcome to the Spectrum Age

By | Jul 14, 2015 | Longform

Following Saturday’s Eisner Awards announcements at San Diego Comic Con, comics watchers’ commentaries will no doubt note that despite standbys like JH Williams III, Dave Stewart, and Darwyn Cooke, the industry is again spotlighting its diversity of subjects, audiences, and creators: “Lumberjanes” came away a big winner, Venezuelan artist Jorge Corona got Russ Manning Award-love, […]

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