Showing posts with label Marc Singer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marc Singer. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Marc Singer on teaching Love & Rockets

Week 10: Gilbert Hernandez, Human Diastrophism
April 12, 2010

My classes' reactions to "Human Diastrophism" have changed over the years, and mostly for the better. Seven or eight years ago a few of my students were awfully interested in branding the women of Palomar as "sluts." - click thru the link to see what Marc's current students got out of it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Marc Singer on teaching Bechdel's Fun Home

Marc Singer is on week 9 of his comics class and teaching Bechdel's Fun Home, which is one of my favorite graphic novels. He's got a much better sense of the formalist art that I ever will though.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Singer on Spiegelman and Maus

Marc Singer writes on teaching Maus for weeks 6-7 of his class on comics at Howard.

March 4: Howard University comics symposium

Kyle Baker, William H. Foster visit Howard University


Comics artist Kyle Baker (Nat Turner, Truth: Red, White & Black, Birth of a Nation) and scholar William H. Foster III (Looking for a Face like Mine) will visit Howard University for "Comics on Campus," a symposium held in the Blackburn Auditorium from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4. Baker and Foster will discuss the history and production of graphic novels, recent landmark works, and the unique opportunities and challenges that face African American cartoonists. The event is sponsored by the Department of English with support from the Fund for Academic Excellence. For information please contact Prof. Marc Singer at The event is free and open to the public.

The Blackburn Auditorium is inside the Blackburn University Center, between 5th and 6th streets NW and above Howard Place. It's on the main quad at the top of campus. Here's a document with driving and Metro directions to Blackburn.

Here's an interview from last week with Dr. Foster - Full Color Fun With Dr. William Foster, Scoop (February 26 2010).

Friday, January 15, 2010

Marc Singer teaches comics course at Howard, and incidentally, resurrects his blog

Marc's announcement of his course on comics is here, and and he also announces a book he co-edited on detective fiction here. I'm glad to see that he resurrected his I am NOT the Beastmaster blog as I enjoy his writing. Take note of his Final Crisis writing on Grant Morrison that was singled out by a critic as one of the best online pieces last year.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Marc "Not Beastmaster" Singer ends his blog

Marc, who teaches at Howard U here in town, has decided to stop blogging, after a really nice piece on the problem of DC and Grant Morrison's Final Crisis. Sigh.

Perhaps we'll get that Morrison book out of him now though.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Marc Singer on Morrison's Superman

Marc Singer's got a lovely essay up on his blog about Grant Morrison's All-Star Superman. Hopefully Marc will find the time to devote himself to the Morrison book he's obviously got in him.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Marc Singer on All-Star Superman #12

All-Star Batman's getting all the media attention this week due to last week's dirty words, but Marc Singer's got a lovely appreciation of Morrison and Quitely's All-Star Superman 12.

I'm glad to see that he's as puzzled about the final page as I am.

My only complaint about this series is that DC released half of it as a collection. I hate collections of halves of series. I bought it, but I hate halves.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Marc Singer on the new Love & Rockets

See his review on his blog. I read the comic yesterday - I'm still not sure what to make of it. Jaime's artwork was lovely, but as surreal as his strips ever have been.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Comics scholarship from Singer of Howard

Marc Singer's "Embodiments of the Real: The Counterlinguistic Turn in the Comic-Book Novel," Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 49 (3; Spring 2008): 273-289, just came out. Marc's teaching at Howard and ran SPX for a couple of years. The article deals with Lethem and Chabon for the most part. In mentioning it on the comix-scholar's email list, Marc said, "The article focuses on novels about comics (Chabon, Lethem, Moody, etc), but it also addresses some of the distinctive figurative possibilities of comics and it draws on the work of comics scholars like Don Ault, Scott Bukatman, and Richard Reynolds."

If that sounds like it's of interest to you, hit the library for inter-library loan or convince your library to order the journal.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Singer on Morrison on Superman

Go read Marc on All-Star Superman #10, and briefly return with us to the thrilling days of yesteryear when titans like Eliot S! Maggin wrote about a godlike superhero.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Marc Singer on Moore's Black Dossier

Marc's one of the keener observers of superhero comics, so his post on Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil's League of Extraordinary Gentleman: Black Dossier is worth reading.