Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
"Marvels and Monsters:
Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986
May 26 - August 19, 2011
Over four decades that included some of the most turbulent times in our nation's history, science fiction author and cultural studies scholar William F. Wu painstakingly gathered an archive of comics distinguished not only by its size and reach, but by its scope: It is perhaps the world's only, and certainly the largest, collection of comic books featuring images of Asians and Asian Americans...."
Friday, May 27, 2011
Anyway, check out the interview! When the next installment/s post, I'll help you to it/them as well.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Proof I Ain't Just Spoutin' Off @ the Mouth!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
That's the lead sentence to this article from the British newspaper, anyway. Apparently some research suggests that boys are turned off by long books -- defined in the article as 200+ pages -- simply because they are long.
It's more of the "boys can't sit still" stuff, but there are some good points about motivation and interest that come from the article as well.
The whole things reminds me of that body of "comics as a conduit" research that suggests that comics readers go on to read more and more varied literature than non-readers. The article does mention comics as a means of helping boys develop a love a reading.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
NKU To Dabble in Awesome
A New Poster for my Office Door
I think he'll win. But he is a Republican in the 21st century, so the competition will be fierce.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Here's my Mike Cotton story, and I think it says a lot about the man, who really is a fine writer. I don't know if he remembers this, but I do:
The only time I've been to SDCC was back in around 2001 or 2002. I happened by a row of tables near the Wizard booth. I remember a spinning wheel that featured give-aways, and I'm pretty sure Lou Ferrigno was nearby too. I happened to see a gentleman wearing a name tag. "Wow, that's Mike Cotton!" I mouthed silently, only to see the fellow reading my lips and display a little bit of blushing pride and humility at my awe.