Friday, March 31, 2023

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 3/30/2023

Actor Randall Park on his directorial debut 'Shortcomings'

Amna Nawaz

PBS NewsHour 03/21/2023


When What You Love is Self-Destructing [editorial cartoonist Kevin Necessary]

D. D. Degg

Daily Cartoonist


My Adventures with Superman Moves to Adult Swim; Debuting This Year

The Jack Quaid & Alice Lee-voiced animated series My Adventures with Superman is moving to Adult Swim and will debut later this year.

by Ray Flook 29 Mar 2023


MY ADVENTURES WITH SUPERMAN animated series to premiere on Adult Swim and Toonami

The new show was originally set to premiere on Cartoon Network and HBO Max

Taimur Dar



Amazon Recruits Former Marvel Big-Wig in Push for Comic Book Films, TV Series

Joe Quesada, the one-time editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and ex-creative chief, will develop new and existing comic book projects for the streamer.

Lesley Goldberg

March 30, 2023


Ike Perlmutter Finally Fired From Marvel And Disney

Rich Johnston

 29 Mar 2023


Ike is gone; what's next for Marvel Comics

Heidi MacDonald



G.O.D.S.: House of X's Jonathan Hickman Reveals His Next Marvel Epic

Another grand Marvel saga is about to begin.

By Jesse Schedeen

 Mar 29, 2023


FEELING THE STRAIN [Dean Haspiel's Covid Cop]

Adam McGovern

OFF-TOPIC (49) March 27, 2023


Being True: In humor and drawing [Alice Harvey, New Yorker]

Liza Donnelly

Seeing Things March 30 2023


An interview with Sophie Bédard

Posted on May 7, 2021


Cartoon Networking: A New Cartoonist Cooperative is the Latest Group of Creators to Seek Strength in Numbers

Zach Rabiroff | March 29, 2023


"Stories Can Live On Their Own": An Introduction to, and Exploration of, MMYOPE

Ryan Carey | March 30, 2023


I learned to put the needs of others first. Now I'm trying to unlearn that.

Perspective by Shelley Couvillion

March 26, 2023


What does it mean to have Jewish genes but no Jewish heritage?

Perspective by Shelley Couvillion

June 12, 2022


Wattpad Lays Off 15% of Its Workforce

By Ed Nawotka

Mar 30, 2023


Canada Reads contenders Mattea Roach and Kate Beaton bond over their history in the Maritimes [aka "The messiness of humanity:" Kate Beaton and Mattea Roach discuss Ducks]

Bridget Raymundo · CBC Books Mar 23, 2023 and


Kate Beaton wrote her graphic memoir Ducks at a 'hedgehog corner desk' in her dining room

'It is definitely hard to work with small children climbing up your legs and taking your pens'

Kate Beaton · CBC Arts  March 21 2023



Kate Beaton's DUCKS wins Canada Reads 2023; Ducks was represented by Jeopardy whiz Mattea Roach in the CBC Radio battle of the books competition

Dean Simons



Canada Reads 2023: Day Four - The Finale [Kate Beaton, Ducks]

CBC March 30 2023


Disney quietly dodged DeSantis's oversight board, appointees realize

An 11th-hour agreement effectively strips much of the board's power to regulate Disney World. The deal includes a "royal lives" clause that ensures its longevity.

By Aaron Gregg, Lori Rozsa, and Bryan Pietsch

March 30, 2023


Slice-of-Life Stories: Gentle Manga About Daily Living | Mondo Manga

by Brigid Alverson

Mar 29, 2023


R. Kikuo Johnson receives 2023 Whiting Award for Fiction

Whiting Awards "are based on early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come."

Dean Simons



Talking SPIDER-MAN 2099 and SPIDER-PUNK With Artist JUSTIN MASON! (PART 1)

Griffin Sheridan and Ethan S. Parker

KLC Press

Mar 30, 2023


Welcome to MAI 10: Feminist Discourse in Comics & Graphic Novels

Houman Sadri & Anna Misiak (eds)


Reclaiming Spaces from the Streets to the Gutter: Sketching Feminisms in Contemporary Arab Graphic Narratives

by Rasha Chatta



No 'Bad' Abortions: Graphic Narratives as Feminist Discourse

by Cordelia Freeman & Rishita Nandagiri



Daughters of Persia: Female Characters in Iranian Graphic Novels

by Kate C. Hashemi



Youth in Bloom: Girlhood Sexual Agency & Nondichotomous Sexual Consent in The Diary of a Teenage Girl

by Katie Tobin



Comics, Feminism, and the Future: Feminist Figuration in Parable of the Sower & Shuri

by Rebecca Scherr



Spectral Legacies & Haunted Subjectivity: Feminist Temporality in Nina Bunjevac's Fatherland and Bezimena

by Marija Antic



A Game of Pank-A-Squith: Remembering Women's Social and Political Union in Sally Heathcote: Suffragette

by Vasiliki Belia



Heterotopias: Tillie Walden's Queer Orientations

by Michaëla Cogan



Drawn from the Margins: Minicomics by Girls, Grrrls, and Wimmen on the 1990s' Xerox Frontier

by Rachel R. Miller



Breaking Open New Worlds: An Interview with Bishakh Som

by So Mayer



Comics Collectives as Feminist Practice [Wimmen's Comix Collective and Actus Tragicus]

by Kevin Haworth



How I Leave You [autobiographical graphic narrative, woman's rape, PTSD diagnosis.]

by Sydney Heifler



Young Women and Alcohol in Lise Myhre's Nemi

by Adriana Margareta Dancus




by Miki Shaw



Biblical Domestic [Biblical women during covid lockdowns]

by Sarah Lightman



Palatable Political Passion Projects? Feminist Instatoons in South Korea [Soo Shin Ji]

by Sarah Molisso



Breaking Glass: Reclaiming Harley Quinn's Past to Determine her Feminist Future

by Sam Langsdale

Critical Reflection



The Queer and Feminist Worlds of Witches & Magical Beings in Feminist YA Graphic Novels

by Shana MacDonald



Spinning a Yarn: Mythic Storytelling in Isabel Greenberg's One Hundred Nights of Hero & Neil Gaiman's The Sleeper and the Spindle

by Janne Stigen Drangsholt



'Misery is actually the only thing interesting': Happiness Critique in Swedish Feminist Comics

by Mike Classon Frangos & Maria Margareta Österholm



'Talking about me… doesn't interest me at all': An Interview with Ana Penyas [of Spain]

by Isabel Seguí



'It's like magic': A Conversation with Finnish Comic Artist Jiipu Uusitalo

by Luca Tainio & Wibke Straube



On Contradictory Emotions, Complexity & Time: A Conversation with Jillian Tamaki

by Shoshana Magnet



Goddess Troubles: Gender & Femininity in Lore Olympus

by Misha Grifka Wander



'From the Inside Out': Skin & Horror in Emily Carroll's Comics

by Erika Kvistad & Jennifer Duggan



Gender-Bender Manga: Performance, Perception & Narratives of Subversion

by Margaret Mertz



Periperformative Speech & Performance of Sororidad in Jazmín Varela's 'Tengo unas flores con tu nombre' [Argentina]

by Andrea Aramburú Villavisencio



Gendered Defenders Book Review [MCU women]

by Charlotte Johanne Fabricius



'Monstrous Youth' by Sara Austin Book Review [horror comics]

by Jennifer Duggan



Was aus dem Rahmen fällt. Ein neuer Sammelband spürt Verfahren des Framings nach

Framing [in] Comics and Cartoons: Essays on Aesthetics, History, and Mediality rezensiert von Jörn Ahrens

Closure (8 2021):


Framing [in] Comics and Cartoons: Essays on Aesthetics, History, and Mediality

Johannes C. P. Schmid/Christian A. Bachmann (Hg.)

Berlin: Christian A. Bachmann Verlag, 2021


Dialog im Comic | Comic im Dialog

Comic und Erinnerung: Oral History im Werk von Emmanuel Guibert rezensiert von Johannes C. P. Schmid

Closure (8 2021):


Comic und Erinnerung

Oral History im Werk von Emmanuel Guibert

Bettina Julia Egger

Berlin: Christian A. Bachmann Verlag, 2020


Comics, Abstraktion und der coolste Superheld

Abstraction and Comics / Bande dessinée et abstraction rezensiert von Julia Ingold

Closure (8 2021):


Abstraction and Comics / Bande dessinée et abstraction

Volume I & II

Aarnoud Rommens (Hg.)

Lüttich: Presses Universitaires de Liège / Brüssel: La 5e Couche, 2019


Zwischen Comic und Architektur. Jan Baetens' neueste Pflichtlektüre zu den Obscure Cities

Rebuilding Storyworlds rezensiert von Lukas Albrecht

Closure (8 2021):


Rebuilding Storyworlds

The Obscure Cities by Schuiten and Peeters

Jan Baetens

New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2020


Playing Image Games

abstrakt? abstrakt! Abstraktion und Bildgeschichte reviewed by Cord Christian Casper

Closure (8 2021):


abstrakt? abstrakt!

Abstraktion und Bildgeschichte

Dietrich Grünewald

Berlin: Christian Bachmann, 2021


Comics als didaktische Herausforderung – aber mit Potenzial!

Comics in der Schule. Theorie und Unterrichtspraxis rezensiert von Alexander Horn

Closure (8 2021):


Comics in der Schule

Theorie und Unterrichtspraxis

Markus Engelns, Felix Giesa, Ulrike Preußer (Hg.)

Berlin: Christian A. Bachmann, 2020


Biographical Doublethink: A Portrait of George Orwell in Comic Form

George Orwell reviewed by Caitríona Ní Dhúill

Closure (8 2021):


George Orwell

Aus dem Französischen von Anja Kootz

Pierre Christin and Sébastien Verdier

München: Knesebeck Verlag, 2019


Did you get the joke yet?

Three Jokers reviewed by Marco Favaro

Closure (8 2021):


Mal eben kurz die Welt retten

Unfollow rezensiert von Barbara M. Eggert

Closure (8 2021):



Lukas Jüliger

Berlin: Reprodukt, 2020


Sechshundert Seiten Stadt- und Seelen-Panorama

Bei mir zuhause rezensiert von Dorothee Marx

Closure (8 2021):


Geh doch mal zum Comicladen

Sie wollen uns erzählen. Zehn Tocotronic-Songcomics rezensiert von Denise Dumschat-Rehfeldt

Closure (8 2021):


Sie wollen uns erzählen

Zehn Tocotronic-Songcomics

Michael Büsselberg (Hg.)

Mainz: Ventil, 2020


Uninspirierte Intermedialität

Cartier-Bresson, Deutschland 1945 rezensiert von Felix Haenlein

Closure (8 2021):


Die absonderliche Geschichte vom »Freistaat Flaschenhals«

Eine Graphic Novel erzählt eine vergessene Episode aus der Zeit nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg

Freistaat Flaschenhals rezensiert von Frank Kaltofen

Closure (8 2021):


Spiel mir das Lied vom Geburtstag

Lucky Luke: Die Ursprünge. Western von gestern rezensiert von Wieland Schwanebeck

Closure (8 2021):


90.000 kurzweilige Kilometer durch die Meere

20.000 Meilen unter dem Meer rezensiert von Dominik Kaczmarek

Closure (8 2021):


Time to Take Off Your Skins

When I Arrived at the Castle reviewed by Tina Helbig [Emily Carroll]

Closure (8 2021):



Disney outsmarts Florida man DeSantis, says WaPo

Disney quietly dodged DeSantis's oversight board, appointees realize

An 11th-hour agreement effectively strips much of the board's power to regulate Disney World. The deal includes a "royal lives" clause that ensures its longevity.

Shelley Couvillion at The Lily

I learned to put the needs of others first. Now I'm trying to unlearn that.

Perspective by
March 26, 2023

What does it mean to have Jewish genes but no Jewish heritage?

Perspective by
June 12, 2022

Fwd: The SPX 2023 Lottery Closes in 48 Hours/2 days!!!

Hello Everyone!

The SPX 2023 Lottery is closing in 48 hours/2 days on April 1 at 11:59PM!!

Go to the Lottery Submission form on the SPX web site and register for the lottery today.

HHere are the key dates (please excuse us if we are a few days late here and there):

  • April 1 - Lottery closes at 11:59PM Eastern Time
  • April 24 - Lottery winners and Wait Listed exhibitors contacted
  • May 15- Table payment and hotel room block information sent to all table holders.
  • June 5 - Payments due for all tables.

Here is some key information about the lottery:

  • We will be checking to make sure you publish comics (minicomix/comics, graphic novels, anthologies, etc., etc.), so if you're exclusively an illustrator, novelist, cosplayer or anime figure retailer (we get them) you will not be eligible for tables.

  • We will not be picking the randomized lottery winners until after all applications have been received; this means there is no benefit to applying early or late (except maybe peace of mind).

  • You can only apply for the lottery once, and multiple entries will result in you being removed from the lottery pool (unless you email us and tell us you accidentally clicked twice or something, we do have a heart!).

  • For exhibitors, due to Covid/health concerns, we will once again limit the number of people behind tables to 2-3 people, with medical exceptions allowed.


In these times of pandemics and other easily transmitted diseases, the health and safety of the SPX Community is paramount in our minds. So here is where we stand with health measures at this year's show:

  • Masking will be required for everybody, attendees, exhibitors and SPX staff/volunteers.

  • If there is a current Covid wave close to the show, proof of vaccination will once again be required to gain entry. This decision will be made and communicated to the SPX Community in mid-late August.

If you have any questions email us at

Best of luck to everyone!

Jamie, Meg, Warren and the rest of the SPX Executive Committee

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