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As Fast as Lightning

So approximately one month ago, I attended a track and field meet at the UW Dempsey stadium, called: The UW Invitational. It’s a rather special sporting event, seeing so many different yet talented athletes ranging from high school all the way up well into the professional ranks specializing in various events. You have throwers, sprinters, […]

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The History of GI-Joe, Part One: Before They Were Joes, The Real World

Note: This series covers GI-Joe from 1982 forward, not the original line of dolls from the 1960’s. It all started in Vietnam. The Real World Larry Hama served in Vietnam as a firearms and explosives expert in the US Army from 1969 to 1971. After which, he began working as a commercial and comics artist. […]

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Getting Your Kids Into Comics

I stopped reading comic books in my mid twenties for a couple of years before picking up again digitally on an iPad and catching up on the back issues I had missed. I was fine with the idea of reading comic books on an iPad for quite a few years actually, until I had a […]

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CBWU Created - First Comics Union Formed at Image Comics

Image employees have formed the first workers’ union for the comics industry, calling attention to the conditions in which comics employees have long suffered, and seeking to improve the industry overall.

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Sheets: A New Ghost Story

  I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I frequently do. I like a good book cover that can catch my attention when I see it at the library or the bookstore. The comic Sheets has a cover that caught my eye when I walked past it. The adorable […]

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Kickstarter Profile: Pet Humans, A Graphic Novel

Creator: David Guy Levy Writer: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen Illustrator: Alex Heywood Goal: $15,000 (At the time of writing $33,296) What it is: Introducing Pet Humans, a graphic novel based in a strange world where a human named Buster is a pet to aliens. Taking life from the perspective of the pet, innocent and unassuming, living his […]

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Retailer Profile: Books With Pictures

Location: Portland, Oregon Owner: Katie Pryde Background: Been in business 5 years this past May/June. KRISTEN: How long have you been into comics? How long has your store been in business? KATIE: I wasn’t a little kid comics reader. I had a few comics that were around in my house. My town didn’t have a […]

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Y: The Last Man In 2021

Fans of Brian K. Vaughn’s comic series Y The Last Man (YTLM) have been buzzing this September as FX and Hulu release weekly episodes of the story’s TV adaptation. As of this writing, only five episodes are available for viewing, and I, for one, like where the show is going, particularly in contrast with the original […]

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Exploring Friendship, Love, and Stress Relief in Giant Days

In September 2016 I started graduate school, and I was immediately stressed. I had papers to write, long research articles to read, and lectures to watch. I handled my stress by eating massive amounts of Reese’s Pieces and by reading. One day I decided to read a comic that had been sitting on my bookshelf […]

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The Context Of Watchmen

Isaac Willbanks explores the comic industry surrounding Alan Moore's Watchmen, giving a historical context for these stories.

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