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The Comics Journal #305
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New Podcast Episode: Ripple Effects Discussion about Invisible Disability, Diabetes, and Community
Alice Jaggers talks with Jordan Hart, Barbra Dillon and Dr. Theresa Rojas about Ripple Effects. Jordan Hart is a comics creator with many other comics under his belt. This one hits closer to home, because Jordan also has an invisible disability. Barbra Dillon is co-founder of Fanbase Press, which is publishing Ripple Effects. Dr. Theresa Rojas is the professor of Ethnic Studies at Modesto Junior College, founder of the Latinx Comic Arts Festival, and author of the first Unseen Ripples essay. Each of the five issues ends with an Unseen Ripples essay from a person living with an invisible disability…. Read More
Perfect World: Volumes 1-3
Guest Book Review by Basia Jedruszczak Perfect World by Aruga Rie is a josei (women’s/older teen) manga, complete in 12 volumes as of January 2021. At a work function, designer Kawana Tsugumi runs into her high school crush, Ayukawa Itsuki, and is surprised to see him using a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury (SCI) he sustained during college. As her high-school feelings return all at once, she and Ayukawa navigate entering a romantic relationship. This review is for the first three volumes of the series. In the opening chapter (titled Acts throughout the series) of the first… Read More
What would you do if you lost all your personal memories? For Judith this is not a nightmare but a true story of how she became hostage to an insidious illness.
Written and illustrated by Élodie Durand, Parenthesis is an award-winning memoir that delves into Durand’s psychological, emotional, and physical struggle of dealing with a brain tumor.
Reminder – CFP –Special Issue of the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. Deadline February 1st, 2021.
Title of Special Issue: Cripping Graphic Medicine: Approaching Comics from a Disability Studies Perspective. Guest Editors: Gesine Wegner (Leipzig University) and Dorothee Marx (Kiel University) At first glance, a wider public may find the connection between comics and disability rather counterintuitive, as Rosemarie Garland-Thomson remarks: “Most of us assume that comics and disability exist in two completely different worlds. […] Comics are light; disability is heavy. Comics are inviting; disability is forbidding. Comics are cheerful; disability is dismal” (Garland-Thomson 2016: x). Yet, as a growing amount of scholarship in recent years has shown (Squier and Krüger-Fürhoff 2020; Foss et al…. Read More
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