Posts Tagged: Comics

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Gabrielle Bell

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Gabrielle Bell discusses her forthcoming graphic memoir, Everything Is Flammable, what it was like to mine her own life for subject matter, and how anxiety affects her work. ...more

(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Claire Rudy Foster

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It is about the essential parts of story. The bones. The steel rods and rings. The skin that goes white with tension. Tolerating that kind of discomfort takes practice, yes, but it is exhilarating. ...more

Paul Madonna Moves on to the Next Dream

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We are excited to offer a preview of artwork from Paul Madonna's new book, On to the Next Dream, alongside an interview with our current Comics Editor, Brandon Hicks, and an exclusive excerpt. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Yona Harvey

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Yona Harvey talks about her path to becoming a poet, Winnie Mandela as an artistic inspiration, and what it means to write more publicly. ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Damian Duffy and John Jennings

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Damian Duffy and John Jennings discuss their new graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's classic novel Kindred. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tara Betts

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Tara Betts discusses her newest collection, Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Roxane Gay

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Roxane Gay discusses her new collection, Difficult Women, the problem with whiteness as the default and the need for diverse representation, and life as a workaholic. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Kerry and Tyler Cohen

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Sisters and collaborators Kerry and Tyler Cohen talk about their new book Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir, female friendships, and some of the challenges of writing memoir. ...more

The Rumpus interview with Jeremy P. Bushnell

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Jeremy P. Bushnell discusses his new novel, The Insides, themes of consent, and designing a post-apocalyptic board game. ...more

Happy Butch Halloween

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When you are a queer kid, there are so many things people tell you are bad.

In an autobiographical comic at Catapult, liz rosema tackles the topic of Halloween as it pertains to queer youth. Queer children, in particular, are often told many things are bad, but rosema proposes there is a specific value in Halloween for such children, in that it lets us become the ‘bad things,’ without punishment.

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Fresh Comics #12: Rolling Blackouts

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Some books take such a mammoth effort to produce that it’s hard to want to be critical of them. Rolling Blackouts is one of those books. The nearly 300 pages of delicately crafted, watercolored panels make evident that Sarah Glidden is a workhorse of a talent.

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Honoring Wonder Woman

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The United Nations is poised to name comic hero Wonder Woman an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls at an October 21 event, Alison Flood reports for the Guardian. The occasion, which coincides with the character’s 75th anniversary, “will also mark the launch of the UN’s landmark global campaign supporting Sustainable Development Goal #5, which is to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,’” the article said.

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All the Angst and Bully Possession You’ll Ever Need

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At Bustle, Charlotte Ahlin gives comic fans a look at a new DC imprint, Young Animal, created by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. The imprint’s newest title, Shade the Changing Girl, is brought to readers by an amazing group of all-female writers, with Way serving as a consultant.

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Bisexuality in History, Reality

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Women loving women is nothing new, and not a phase: in Hazel Newlevant’s comic at BuzzFeed, “Badass Bisexual Women In History You Should Know,” she walks through the personal lives of Josephine Baker, Virginia Woolf, and more as part of a conversation with her mother, who starts out with one opinion but seems open to another.

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