Author: dmercer

Colors in Comics

Many times when we read comics we don’t take the time to pay attention to the colors that are associated with entities in the comic world. We sometimes lose ourselves in the plot and tend read at such a pace that we lose sight of the detail that is in the comic. It’s hard to step back and look at… Read more →

Behind The Scenes

When we as comic readers read comics, we don’t realize all of the effort that goes into getting the comic published. Since we have been granted the opportunity to create our own web comic I have been able to understand the process. I am the web manager, so I am in charge of posting the comic online and I am… Read more →

Ultraman to the Ultra-conservative

While most people lose sight of religion in graphic novels, Malaysia has banned a comic for reasons related to religion. When we read comic books or graphic novels, we usually over look the religion that underlies the comic or that is not so evident to the reader. According to an article titled Superheroes and Faith, Superman is Methodist, Batman is… Read more →

Is Doodling What It Is?

Tapping into your imagination and putting it to use is a task that is not easy for everyone. Well at least not for me. Walking into the classroom last week and getting the instruction to doodle on a piece of paper might have been one of the most interesting and fascinating ways I’ve ever had to put my imagination to… Read more →

Native American Representation

As many of our American history classes have done, Martyr of Christ misrepresents the relationship between Native Americans in Canada and the people they come in contact with. Before I delve in to explaining my findings in this comic, I would like to point out there that there is some truth to the comic. There is a saint, Saint Isaac… Read more →

Slippery Slope

Slippery slope is defined as, “An idea or course of action which will lead to something unacceptable, wrong, or disastrous.” I believe that the stories The Street Singer and The Super in Will Eisner’s A Contract With God are great examples of what a slippery slope is. It’s not only the fact that both of these stories portray a slippery… Read more →

Alice’s Plot Twist

In current times, the phrase “Plot Twist” is used in a way that doesn’t really fulfill its meaning. When one thinks of how it is used, it is evident that people throw the phrase around loosely. In a joking manner one would say, “Plot twist, the mom turns out to be the aunt as well.” The phrase is most commonly… Read more →

Religion in The City

Masereel’s “The City (Die Stadt)” was very interesting to read, mainly because I had no idea what to expect going into the reading. No overview, no guide, just me and Die Stadt. As I viewed each picture I tried to find a recurring theme throughout the story. Obviously lust, sin, and murder/rape were themes that were evident. I tried to… Read more →