Author: Emily Humberson

“Books with Gay Themes”

Given that this past week was a little disjointed in terms of the material we covered (comic theory and then our  webcomics), I thought for my reflection entry I would look to the future and discuss the readings that we completed for this coming week. I was very intrigued by the NPR article “Books with Gay Themes Put S.C. Colleges’… Read more →

Down To The Letter

Having the opportunity to take part in the creation of a comic has really opened my eyes to the attention-to-detail that creating (and reading) comic texts requires. In traditional texts, every detail can be considered important, down to what beverage the character chooses to have with their breakfast. If the detail was included, the author obviously thought it was important… Read more →

How To Be Creative

A lot of our focus lately, thanks to Lynda Barry’s What It Is, is centered around creativity and the creative process. I personally find this topic to  be endlessly interesting and found Barry’s approach to not only be fascinating and perplexing but also immensely helpful. Barry’s book reminds me of another book I had to read for a creative writing… Read more →

WATCHMEN: The Psychology of Rorschach

The only things I  knew about Watchmen before cracking it open were: “superheroes kind of” and “who watches the watchmen?” Needless to say, I didn’t really know what to expect. I certainly did not expect to be pulled in by compelling artwork, rounded characters, and an impressive plot in the way that I currently am. While Watchmen is literally bursting… Read more →

Ramsey Beyer Is Kicking Ass

When it comes to my personal knowledge of web comics, it’s limited to things like Cyanide and Happiness, Toothpaste for Dinner, and Married to the Sea. After concluding that attempting a substantive blog post around one of these comics was not what I wanted to do, I realized I needed to pick a direction. And as someone interested in gender… Read more →