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Category Archives: Comics and Graphic Novels


Mythic Noncompliance: An interview with feminist comic book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick is forthright about her literary feminism. ‘When we limit ourselves to stories about men,’ she says, ‘and assume a readership that reflects the protagonist, we send the message to everyone else that they are other, that there is some kind of default human being, and they are not it.’ Read more »

If pen erases paper, what erases awkward?

It could have been awkward. Well, I mean, it was. Meeting Melbourne comic artist Sam Wallman at a café I went the handshake and he went the European greeting. It became an odd mix of both – stooped shoulders and curling arms in a handshake / air … Read more »

For mature readers

It’s 1994 and I’m walking up Bourke Street. Imagine for a second that this is a comic: I’m pictured in black ink, mid-stride, just left of a doorway. The sign for Minotaur (my local comic shop) is visible over a flight of stairs inside the door. Above … Read more »