By Joane

by Joane - 1 year ago

Costume Drama: The Ever-Changing Look of America Chavez

  After a couple of years as the undisputed champion of ‘character most bafflingly lacking their own comic’, Ms America Chavez finally has a solo title. With the second issue about to land, it’s a good time to look at one of the very best things about the character: her costume design. Winding back...

by Joane - 1 year ago

'Riverdale' Post-Show Analysis, Season 1 Episode 8: 'The Outsiders'

  Welcome to Riverdale, the latest CW show based on a comic; but instead of DC superheroes, this one is all about Archie Andrews and his pals ‘n’ gals! Archie Comics aficionado Chris Sims and CW teen drama superfan Emma Lawson will be your recappers for our weekly breakdown of what’s hot and happen...

by Joane - 1 year ago

Five Stars: Starting At The End With Jeff Smith [Interview]

  There are few cartoonists more admired than Jeff Smith. Inspired himself by the serialized newspaper strips he read as a child, Smith went on to create a string of acclaimed, inspirational comics works that have not only proved evergreen in terms of story, but have brought in generation after gen...

by Joane - 1 year ago

Reading List: The Ten Essential Jack Kirby Stories

  Obviously Jack Kirby is the greatest comic book artist of all time, but most will agree he's also one of the medium's greatest writers. He wrote the way he drew: Big and loud and primal, but with a surprising amount of intricacy and nuance waiting to be discovered amid the crackling explosions....

by Joane - 1 year ago

Coming Of Age: The 'Persepolis' Mixtape

  Marjane Satrapi’s incredible work Persepolis focuses on the experiences of a young Marji and her family growing up during the Iranian Revolution. The Revolution caused many changes to the relatively peaceful Iran of Marji’s youth, including gender segregation, the abolition of secular education,...