Theory Archive

Critical Cartoons, Carl Barks’ Weird Panel, Comics Continuum and More

In last week’s post I mentioned I’d write more about Carl Barks’ Duck by Peter Schilling Jr. (out now from Uncivilized Books). Well, I ended up writing about the Critical Cartoons series as a whole. Spectrum When I conceptualized the Critical Cartoons series for Uncivilized Books, I wanted to demonstrate the breadth of subjects

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Comics Education: Understanding Comics

If you’re wondering, other posts on Comics Education are here: one, two, three, four, five. Today I want to talk about comics in areas of study other than Art and specialized comics programs. English, Cultural Studies, and other programs have since the 90’s started to integrate the study of comics into the curriculum. When

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Comics & Education: The Early Days 2

A few additions to my initial post before I forget them. An anonymous reader pointed out (via comments) a couple of other institutions where cartoonists got training. Both Disney and Fleisher Brothers trained artists for animation. This type training followed the specialization model typical of the other schools I mentioned before. In this case

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