Coming to (Literary) Terms: Horizon of Expectations

Part of what makes a graphic novel more novel than novelty is the fact that it can be used to discuss and appreciate the nature of literature in a relatively accessible format. A great graphic novel can be just as challenging, thought provoking, and structured as anything else we consider traditionally as literary canon. One... Continue Reading →

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SDCC ’11: The Ultimate Con(fusion)

Anyone that loves comic conventions wants to go to San Diego Comic Con. It is the largest West Coast convention, and at one point the largest convention in the United States. It has held steady at roughly 130,000 attendees since 2010, and to be among that number most geeks see this as a stroke of... Continue Reading →

Coming to (Literary) Terms: Saga

Part of what makes a graphic novel more novel than novelty is the fact that it can be used to discuss and appreciate the nature of literature in a relatively accessible format. A great graphic novel can be just as challenging, thought provoking, and structured as anything else we consider traditionally as literary canon. One... Continue Reading →

Coming to (Literary) Terms: Bildungsroman

Part of what makes a graphic novel more novel than novelty is the fact that it can be used to discuss and appreciate the nature of literature in a relatively accessible format. A great graphic novel can be just as challenging, thought provoking, and structured as anything else we consider traditionally as literary canon. One... Continue Reading →

(The)Wonder(of)Con(s):Part 2

That first experience was definitely a game changer for me. It helped me describe my addiction to conventions. It was like coming home for the first time; I had never felt at ease with my hobby, so going to a place that was encouraging that love made me feel included. I didn't actually know how... Continue Reading →

(The)Wonder(of)Con(s):Part 1

In my previous post, I shared when my love for comics started, and what I plan to post in the future. Conventions will definitely be a part of that discussion, so I wanted to share an experience that helps put my passion into context. Wondercon is my con. It is the con I look forward... Continue Reading →

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