Queer men are using comics as a medium of self-expression to challenge, destabilize or embrace ideas about body image. Here, an excerpt from ‘Garden’ by Derrick Chow.
('Garden' by Derrick Chow)
Queer men's comics are contributing to changing cultural narratives about what queer men’s bodies should be, and health researchers are taking note.
MIss Fury had cat claws, stiletto heels and a killer make-up compact.
Miss Fury was the first female superhero written and drawn by a woman. The comic in which she featured was syndicated in 100 newspapers but her creator has largely been excluded from the pantheon of comic greats.
Tintin: one of Belgium’s great gifts to the children of the world.
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Tintin's adventures aren't just fun to read – you can pick up a lot of history as well.
A frame from a comic by the organisation PositivesNegatives.
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A series of recent comics are trying to shift the narrative about refugees.
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Here are some treats you don't have to ring Halloween doorbells for.
The lynch-pin of the marketing for the new ‘Titans’ TV series is a line in which Robin says “F@#k Batman!”
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In the trailer for the new DC TV series, Robin answers 'F@#k Batman!' when the bad guys ask about the Caped Crusader. This is a hopeful move to necessary character changes in superhero storytelling.
Tommi Parissh’s The Lie and How We Told It is one of a crop of new Australian comics appealing to adult audiences.
Australian comic producers punch above their weight globally – many have been picked up by international publishers yet remain little known at home. Here are 10 of the best.
A strip from The Gift, a comic about organ donation.
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To read a comic is to engage in play, problem solving and self discovery.
A rare edition of a Beano book, found in 2010 at a charity shop in St Andrews.
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For 80 years, The Beano has had the UK in stitches.
Illustration from NickDrnaso’s Sabrina.
Graphic novels have a long history and are becoming an ever-more popular way of bringing profound and complex stories to life.
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1. Marjane Satrapi
Why this art form is rather more than just biff, bang pow.
‘I’m still me inside’.
Comics often portray those with dementia as abnormal or less than human.
World Book Day is about more than just fancy dress, it's about encouraging a love of reading in children and giving them the chance to be their heroes for the day.
The new Black Panther film has a lot in common with medieval romance tales.
Svetlana Quindt aka Kamui Cosplay
Cosplay and comic conventions are attracting millions of fans around the world, generating huge amounts of money and launching some interesting design careers.
The Justice League should be a sum of its parts but the question remains: Who is the protagonist? From left: Cyborg, Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman.
The reviews are coming in pretty harsh for Justice League. If Superman is awesome and Batman is awesome and Wonder Woman is awesome, shouldn’t the three of them together be thrice as awesome?
Ohhh… Alright… (1964).
The New York Pop artist who turned dots into icons died 20 years ago.
A Panel from the Marvel Comics series ‘The 'Nam.’
Because they're mass-produced and written in a serialized format, comics can be seen as historical documents that reflect the political moment.
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The dystopian urban future imagined in the Judge Dredd comics warns against letting technology rule our transport systems.
Still going strong in its 30th year, The Simpsons follows a strict animation style guide based on Matt Groening's own rules, and has much to teach young animators