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Faces We Missed Due to CCA

The Comics Code authority severely damaged the upward progression of comics. It censored them, made certain genres hard to create, and totally misread the idea of comics as a literary and art form. Wertham, like so many others who followed him, painted a skewed picture of comics and made whoever would believe in his cause..

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Wordless Comics: The Snowman

When I was around six years old my mother bought me and my sister each our own copy of our first comic on Christmas day. The story itself was wordless which made us love it even more since we loathed reading at that age. The book I am speaking of is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs…

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Krazy Kat: Gender Revolution

George Herriman’s Krazy Kat may seem like a story based solely on a cat, a police officer dog, and a mean little mouse, however it is really a complex comic that provides commentary on societal issues and brings light to somewhat controversial topics. In class we spoke about Krazy Kat being a social commentary on..

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Closure: Giving Perspective

If you ever read any choose-your-own-adventure books in your childhood you know exactly what it means to be part of an interactive story. A similar kind of interaction is required of every reader when they pick up a graphic novel. Graphic novelists, or comic book writers, constantly ask their readers to fill in the gaps..

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