Cartoonists throughout the nation’s history have been jailed, beaten, sued and censored. But Scott Adams’ work is being rejected for what he expressed off the page.
If the directors of superhero movies are considered auteurs, why aren’t the writers and artists who created the comics they’re based on?
In the age of the Black Lives Matter movement, Basquiat’s work is more relevant than ever. It highlights racial inequality and violence against racialized people.
Comic book creators with a history of galvanising social action on America’s streets have created a graphic novel about the US Capitol attacks.
Stan Lee deserves his place in the pantheon of great pop culture architects, but his Marvel characters did more than just entertain – they actively fought against prejudice.
Creative literature has a unique role to play in fighting the climate crisis, as these three graphic novels prove.
The classic Marvel comic book anti-hero is known for ultra-violence and vigilante justice: why is he so appealing to law enforcement?
Netflix’s Sandman is quite different from the comics and that opens up the story to a whole new fandom.
Strong queer representation in young adult comics can have a significant positive impact on the well-being of queer-identified or questioning youth.
The Marvel universe is expanding with new heroes in new films and shows that break new boundaries and tackle new genres.
We’ve developed two comics – one which we hope will help young people with diabetes, and another which we hope will raise awareness about the issue of plastic waste.
Comic characters like Ms. Grundy of Riverdale High, and Johnny Thunder (alias Mr. Tane), offer a valuable look at how teachers navigate mainstream cultural assumptions about teaching.
The revelation that a Superman is bisexual is a big deal in terms of Superhero comics, and it hasn’t gone down well with everyone.
Comics about migrant experiences seek to expose personal perspectives about the global crisis of 80 million individuals and families forcibly displaced worldwide.
When we read comics, we ‘hear’ sound on the page. Creators are experts at this cross-sensory form of storytelling - indeed one database lists over 2500 comic book sounds.
The Urdu-speaking powerhouse, Ms. Marvel, has destabilized stereotypes of Muslims and reinforced ideas about American exceptionalism.
Through his work, the Argentinian cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado Tejon, known to all as Quino, engaged in pointed social critique on a range of topics that are even more relevant today.
Some comic fans have found a bright spot in virtual conventions in an otherwise bleak pandemic year. The sense of community matters more than a simplistic analysis about metrics or interactivity.
Scientists provide the credibility and accuracy, while the artists ensure this is communicated with creative flair and appealing designs.
Neither the Second World War nor 9/11 stopped weekly comic book distribution to comic stores. But COVID-19 means production and distribution is now on hold, and the future of comics is up in the air.