Author: Catalina Ruiz de Gamboa

Ring of Keys

I actually read Fun Home several weeks ago, while working on UMW’s production of Noises Off. During one act, I needed to be seated behind a giant stair unit, and I wasn’t able to move until the act ended. So, for roughly 45 minutes, I had time to read. I chose to bring Fun Home with me, since it was one of the smaller books we… Read more →

Teen Titans, Go!

This past week, I was able to find all the episodes of Teen Titans online. The show ran for three years, from 2003-2006, and was an integral part of my childhood, as well as to many other young adults today. As I was watching a few episodes, it struck me that this show wasn’t an entirely organic idea. Obviously, it came… Read more →

Comic Vs. Comic Vs. Comic

When we think of the word comic, not everyone visualizes the same thing. We can think of comedians, the Sunday Funny Pages, or Watchmen. That’s what makes defining the word comic so difficult. So what is a comic? According to Merriam-Webster, a comic is as follows: of or relating to a comedy causing laughter or amusement With that in mind, we have to… Read more →

The Unlikeliest of Heroes

Rorschach is, without a doubt, one of the most twisted antiheroes. He is violent, filled with rage, and at least somewhat unhinged. And yet, whether or not it was author Alan Moore’s intent, we sympathize with him. Even more, we root for him. Despite how dark and psychologically disturbed he is, Rorschach remains one of Watchmen’s protagonists, if not a fan favorite. But… Read more →

Little Nemo ≠ Finding Nemo

It’s odd to think that comics and graphic novels existed in the 1900s, as well as earlier. I think we’re just accustomed to associating the term “graphic novel” to the works of Frank Miller and Alan Moore. I personally always think of Watchmen. I never would have thought that a series like Little Nemo could share anything in common with the bloody, sexually graphic book… Read more →