Monthly Archives: October 2012

Marvel: The Untold Story

Over the weekend I devoured Sean Howe’s new, highly-acclaimed book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (HarperCollins, 2012). It certainly lived up to its billing as a compelling, thorough and no-holds-barred history of the House of Ideas from the earliest days … Continue reading

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Looking South for Inspiration: The Magical World of Exilia

Latin America is in the midst of a storyteller uprising. When you combine a relatively youthful population with the world’s fastest rate of new Internet and mobile connectivity over the last decade and the world’s highest rate of entrepreneurship per … Continue reading

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Does Comics Need an Auteur Theory?

Comics historian Arlen Schumer has offered a number of provocative takes on the theory, design and business of comics over the years, but few as controversial as the monograph he penned for the Kirby Museum called “The Auteur Theory of … Continue reading

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Plain Ink Uses Comics to Promote Literacy and Empowerment in India

Selene Biffi has always has a passion for reading. As a child, books allowed her to take flight to magical worlds and opened the door to new possibilities. Now Biffi is harnessing her passion to open the door for others … Continue reading

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