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‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Bears Striking Similarities to ‘Fight Like a Girl’

Moon Girl and Devil DinosaurMarvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, and Natacha Bustos hits stands today. While I’m always excited by more diversity on the page and behind the scenes (Lunella, aka Moon Girl, is a new young woman of color character and the book boasts three women creators including Reeder as co-writer, Bustos on art, and Tamra Bonvillain providing colors), I’m rather concerned about Lunella’s visual similarities to Fight Like a Girl’s Amarosa. Continue reading ‘‘Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Bears Striking Similarities to ‘Fight Like a Girl’’

My DragonCon 2015 Appearances

DragonCon 2014 logoI’m speaking again this year at DragonCon 2015 as part of the Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference! Check out my schedule below. Continue reading ‘My DragonCon 2015 Appearances’

Abstract: Wonder Woman and the Reappropriation of Women Warriors of Greek Myth

Wonder Woman #1 (summer of 1942)DragonCon 2015 is almost here and I’ll be presenting new research titled “Wonder Woman and the Reappropriation of Women Warriors of Greek.”

Check out my abstract below for a little sneak peek!

Ancient Greek mythological representations of Amazons tend to teeter between the “noble savage” archetype and fetishized exotic prizes ripe for conquest by male heroes. Although painted as powerful figures, depictions of these women aren’t often empowering. Continue reading ‘Abstract: Wonder Woman and the Reappropriation of Women Warriors of Greek Myth’

My MomoCon 2015 Speaker Schedule

MomoCon Atlanta GAI’ll be speaking at MomoCon 2015 in Atlanta, GA this month. Check out the full schedule below and come say hi!

Female Objectification through the Ages – A survey of objectifying art from the Italian Renaissance to modern day comics. This academic discussion will focus on how women’s objectification in classic fine art has influenced the treatment of women in contemporary comics. Continue reading ‘My MomoCon 2015 Speaker Schedule’

Wonder Woman, Truth, and a Bit of Bondage: ‘Lasso of Truth’ Review

Lasso of Truth based on Wonder Woman

The Guy (Matt Myers) and The Girl (Christen Orr), photo by BreeAnne Clowdus, courtesy of Synchronicity Theatre.

As befitting a play inspired by Golden Age Wonder Woman, Lasso of Truth flaunts a complex collection of seemingly contradictory themes including subjugation, freedom, betrayal, and the subjectivity of truth. Continue reading ‘Wonder Woman, Truth, and a Bit of Bondage: ‘Lasso of Truth’ Review’

Come See Me Talk Wonder Woman at Synchronicity Theatre’s ‘Lasso of Truth’ Talkbacks

Lasso of Truth Wonder Woman logo

“Lasso of Truth” logo courtesy of Synchronicity Theatre

Lasso of Truth opened this week at Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theatre and I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be a guest speaker as part of the performance’s talkback series. Continue reading ‘Come See Me Talk Wonder Woman at Synchronicity Theatre’s ‘Lasso of Truth’ Talkbacks’

DragonCon 2014 Recap

DragonCon 2014 Kelly Sue DeConnick duckface selfie

Post-panel duckface selfie with Kelly Sue

So I realized it’s high past time for a DragonCon ’14 recap.

The con was amazing. Both panels were standing room only with topnotch audiences. People actually stood in line for 30 minutes to get into a Monday afternoon panel with the word “feminism” in the title. Bravo, folks.

And of course, Kelly Sue DeConnick was every bit as awesome as you’d expect. Continue reading ‘DragonCon 2014 Recap’

Abstract: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon

Wonder Woman by H. G. Peters in The American Scholar

Art by H. G. Peters, originally appeared in “The American Scholar” Winter 1943-1944

DragonCon 2014 is almost upon us! As previously announced, I’ll be presenting new research titled “Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon” as part of the Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference.

Check out my abstract below for a little sneak peek!

No other superheroine wields the cultural cachet of Wonder Woman. In the seven decades since her first appearance, Wonder Woman has transcended the printed page to become a real world feminist icon and cultural phenomenon. But why? What is it about Wonder Woman that allowed her to rise above her fellow four-color heroines and achieve this status? Continue reading ‘Abstract: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon’

Come See Me Speak on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Comics at DragonCon 2014

DragonCon 2014 logo

Come see me speak at DragonCon 2014 as part of the Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference!

I’ll be presenting “Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon”  as part of “Comics and Feminism” with special guest Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain MarvelAvengers AssemblePretty Deadly)!

I’ll also be a panelist on “Roundtable on Race, Gender, & Sexuality in Comics & Fandom” along with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Laurenn McCubbi (Rent Girl). Check out my full schedule below: Continue reading ‘Come See Me Speak on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Comics at DragonCon 2014’

Come See Me Speak About Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Cosplay at Momocon 2014

Momocon 2014 Carnival Logo I’m happy to announce that I’ll be speaking at Momocon 2014 next month!

Specifically, I’ll be one of the round table participants on Serious Issues in Cosplay Part 1 (Race, Gender, and Sexuality).

I’ll be joining fellow academic Damien Williams, veteran cosplayer Kimihako Blade, and two representatives from the Southern Star Cosplay group who previously hosted the Cosplay is Not Consent panel during AWA 2013 to discuss issues of race, gender, and sexuality as they relate to the cosplay community.

You can catch the panel on Saturday May 24, 2014 in Panels 207 (Hilton room 206 and 207) from 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Hope to see you there!


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