Author: aricks

The Duck Comic

During our Wed. class we were separated into groups and assigned to recreate a page from the Donald Duck vacation comic. The actual frames in the comic look like they would be easy to do. One has Donald and a Deer butting heads while another has a Bear running away from a fallen camera. The mechanics of the scenes appear… Read more →

Easter Egg Hunt

With the uprising of graphic novel movies, there has been an increase in Easter Eggs crossing over between the story arches. Wikipedia describes Easter Eggs as, “an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in an interactive work such as a computer program, video game or DVD menu screen. The name has been said to evoke the idea of a… Read more →

Nuclear Akira

In our last class we began discussing Katsuhiro Otomo’s seminal work Akira and how it spawned from the nuclear attacks on Japan during World War 2. Due to the time constraints of the class we were unable to fully discuss that subject in full so I decided to go online and see what other people were saying of the connection… Read more →

The Importance of Webcomics

As the 21st century progresses, there has been a push now more than ever for this to be moved from a hard copy, paper format to a easily accessible digital format. With this new online platform, independent films, shows, literature, and comics have room to grow and can reach an audience that independent, underground material could not before the rise… Read more →

The Inkblot Test

In our recent discussions on Watchmen, we’ve discussed at length in class on the development of the character Rorschach. Chapter six in particular has shows the most of Rorschach’s psychology and how he interprets his own behavior. Prior to Rorschach’s first interview with Dr. Malcolm, it is revealed that the vigilante Rorschach is the doomsday protester Walter Joseph Kovacs. As… Read more →

Our Hero Morales

Peter Parker is one of the biggest names in comic books ever since his entry into MCU canon in 1962. Parker’s heart wrenching past, the death of his Uncle Ben and the loss of his girlfriend Gwen, endeared him to comic book readers just as much as his awesome powers and acrobatic prowess  made his enjoyable to watch on the… Read more →

The Trippy World of Nemo’s Oz

In class while discussing Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo, the general consensus of the class was that the themes in the comic were “trippy” or “strange” what with the fantastical creatures appearing in Nemo’s dreams and the creepy ways that Nemo appears to “die” at the end of each comic. In a particular comic from 1905-11-12 which depicts Nemo trying to… Read more →

Why Doesn’t Comic Violence Transfer Over

With the rise in big, block-buster Marvel superhero films coming out in quick succession, many avid fans such as myself turn to the original source material to tide ourselves over until the next installment of the Avengers, or the next Captain America movie comes out. Unfortunately, there are several difference between the comics and the film adaptations, a notable one… Read more →