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The Meta Self

If you knew someone else was going to read your confession, would you edit it? How honest would you be about your boss’ unwanted affections? Your lover’s crippled self-esteem and neediness? 1,825 more words

Literary Analysis

BOOK CLUB | Fred Herzog's Vancouver Photographs & Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Lately I have been consumed with learning local Vancouver history and Fred Herzog’s Vancouver Photographs has helped quell my desire. His photographs of locals, local establishments, and everything quintessentially ‘Vancouver’ is a marvel to hold in your hands. 164 more words


Heading out to Texas for Making Sense: Handwriting and Print Symposium

Heading out Texas A&M for the symposium Making Sense: Handwriting and Print. It looks like a great program — we’ll start with some hands-on work with a hand press, and then… 84 more words

19th Century Media

Welcome to Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies

A guest post from the founder and editor of Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies: Karen Babine:

Here’s something I’ve learned over the past three weeks, since the first issue of… 1,254 more words

Teaching Resources

Backstories in the comic

Alison Bechdel, the writer for her memoir Fun Home shows readers aspects of her life that were important, emotional and mundane but meaningful. The planed out panels of past and present is a very unique way to give readers the sense of understanding the main character. 292 more words

MariNaomi on Building a Graphic Memoir

An interview conducted by Sarah Einstein:

Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories by MariNaomi, out this month from Uncivilized Books, is a graphic memoir comprised of brief essays drawn and told in a sparse style, but taken as a whole, they create a complex and lovely picture of a life. 1,611 more words

Teaching Resources

Banned Book Week: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

In honor of Banned Books Week, my buddy Eric over at The Other Comic Book Teacher and I are going to review comics and graphic novels that have been challenged. 774 more words

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