The Imaginarium of Doctor Baetens

  Jan Baetens has added more furniture to his wonderfully enchanting Imaginarium—an edifice built of on profound knowledge of the visual and verbal narrative arts as well as in the making of such narrative arts. His recent delectable addition: a history and compelling analysis of the fotoromanzo, roman-photo, récit en photos or photo-roman, soap [...]

Laughter Matters

Work and school schedules. Deadlines. Spirit crumbling tragic daily headlines. All this and more tends to derail me from the vital stuff of life: play, smiles, and laughter. While teaching my final class at OSU on Māori (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) film director Taika David Waititi’s bold and risky use of humor to launch Thor: Ragnarok, [...]

Comicosity—Cómix Latinx: Frederick Aldama – Comics in the Classroom

This guest post is written by Ohio State University Professor Frederick Luis Aldama. Professor Aldama, also known as Professor LatinX, has written a number of books on comics and media in our current culture, including the Eisner Awarding winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics and his forthcoming comic collection Graphic Migration. You can learn [...]

Exhibit at the Ohio State University—Tales from la Vida: Latinx Comics

Professor Frederick Aldama and his Latinx Pop Culture class take us on a journey into his co-curated exhibit, Tales from La Vida: Latinx Comics, at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at the Ohio State University main campus. Art is a powerful connecting force—a force for enacting change in both minds and [...] – Using Comics to Inspire Inclusion

Ohio State Professor Frederick Luis Aldama is enriching views of arts and culture one incredible lecture at a time. Ohio State faculty member Frederick Luis Aldama talks to his students about the need for more diversity in comics. Frederick Luis Aldama has been teaching undergraduates since his arrival at Ohio State in 2005. He [...]

Review: “Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth”

The other day I arrived home to find waiting in the mailbox a weighty, Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories Our Truth. It proved not only weighty to the hand, but once I began peeling its pages back, weighty to the soul.  The 16 bilingual (side-by-side English then Spanish) comic book autobiographical vignettes that fill [...]

World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction

The World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series includes monographs and edited volumes that focus on the analysis and interpretation of comic books and graphic nonfiction from around the world. The books published in the series use analytical approaches from literature, art history, cultural studies, communication studies, media studies, and film studies, among other fields, [...]