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Bad Girls in Outer Space: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga and the Graphic Representation of Subversive Femininity
The extremely successful, ongoing comic series Saga (Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, 2012–) is a fantasy graphic narrative written for an adult audience. Saga boasts a majority of tough female
Infantilizing the Refugee: On the Mobilization of Empathy in Kate Evans’ Threads from the Refugee Crisis
Kate Evans’s Threads from the Refugee Crisis documents the difficulties faced by migrants in the Calais and Dunkirk refugee camps as they navigate a series of harrowing situations, from the more wi...
Sexual violence in comics
This is the first of two special issues of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics dedicated to the exploration of the representation of sexual violence in the medium of comics. The contributors
Free Evisceration A Rare Complication of Inguinal Hernia
Patient with old, neglected left inguinal hernia, insidiously migrated to the scrotum and where there have recently been decubitus skin lesions, suddenly suffers from aggravation following a coughing access with evisceration of the intestinal contents through theScrotum.
“He was there to catch me when I leapt”: Paternal Absence and Artistic Emancipation in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home
In this chapter I argue that Alison Bechdel’s investigation of her father’s life and death is not merely a work of mourning and an attempt to reconnect with the dead, but also a gesture of artistic
“As long as he was there, I felt safe”: Fatherhood, Deception, and Detective Work in Laurie Sandell’s The Impostor’s Daughter
Laurie Sandell’s colorful and deceptively delicate watercolors paint harsh truths about her father’s long history of deceiving his family, his theatrical larger-than-life persona, as well as his
‘Who were you crying for?’: Empathy, fantasy and the framing of the perpetrator in Nina Bunjevac’s Bezimena
Serbian-Canadian cartoonist Nina Bunjevac’s third book, Bezimena (2019), embeds child sexual abuse and murder in an improbable geography where myth and fairy tale work together to create an
“Life Was a Precarious Dance”: