Author: tyler jennings

i am a junior in college studying geography.

Trans* characters in comics

KWilsher posted a lengthy post about the history of homosexuality in the comic world. After this post, DC comics introduced its a transgender character in Batgirl #19   The writer of Batgirl, Gail Simone,  attributed the inspiration for the character to a conversation she had with fellow comic book writer who said a real sign of change would be for a gay male… Read more →

Jeffrey Dahmer: villain or person?

Last week, asanixay posted a blog asking the question “why do super villains get all the love?” and compared villains to real life criminals and how fictional villains are not hated as much as real criminals are. I commented on this post, pointing out that is possible that people are able to see far more sides to villains in comics than they are able… Read more →

The rise of Battlepug

A few weeks ago, tiredandvulgar posted a blog about the rise of the webcomic. They talked about the potentially freeing aspects of creating the comics on the web, yet there are still comics which operate under ” within more traditional constraints with the ultimate intention of going to print.” I wanted to look at a particular instance of web-comic that has… Read more →

The Street Singer’s American Dream

The popular definition of the American Dream was defined in the 1930’s by James Truslow Adams. He defines it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. . .not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of… Read more →

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