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August 24, 2006


Go, Read: ImageTexT 3.1 Articles

imageIf you like your comics filtered through a healthy dose of academia, then ImageTexT release day must be a big day in your household. This is a web magazine dedicated to comics scholarship run out of the longstanding major player in the world of comics studies, the University of Florida. The front page can be found here, but maybe I can entice you with a direct link or twelve.

Articles
* Reading the Illustrations of Jules Verne's Voyages extraordinaires: The Example of Le Superbe Orenoque, Terry Harpold
* The Exotic Other Scripted: Identity and Metamorphosis in David Mack's Kabuki, Jim Casey and Stefan Hall
* Desire without Closure in Jaime Hernandez' Love and Rockets, Esther Saxey
* Architectural Grounding in Miller's Elektra: Temporality and Spatiality in the Graphic Novel, Renee Tobe
* Imagining Terrorists before September 11: Marvel's GI Joe Comic Books, 1982-1994, Christopher Norlund
* Yorick, Don't Be A Hero: Productive Motion in Y: The Last Man, Lyndsay Brown

Reviews
* Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons by Chris Lamb, Michael Mayne
* Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture ed. Sherrie A. Inness, Ione Damasco
* The Gospel According to Superheroes: Religion and Popular Culture ed. B.J. Oropeza, James Fleming
* Fredric Wertham and the Critique of Mass Culture by Bart Beaty, Tof Eklund
* Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans by Jeffrey A. Brown, Lelac Almagor
* Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, Philip Sandifer

I wish these kinds of programs had been around way back when. I once used Gilbert Hernandez's treatment of Frida Kahlo's lifestory in a survey paper on approaches to Latin American historical biography and the next Wednesday I was caned during halftime of a basketball game.
 
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