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Today on the site: Monica Johnson on what she sees missing in current feminist comics. 

We seem to be experiencing a moment when all it takes for a comic to be classified as “feminist” is a woman author who tells her own story, or when female characters embody male-centric tropes of strength and power. That’s pretty limited criteria. I want better feminist comics than that, and that means demanding more complex and challenging narratives and characters. I don’t want feminist characters to read as “angry women” or “violent women,” but self-aware, articulate women who laugh, fart, and give birth way more often than they roundhouse kick.

Elsewhere:

Here's an account of Carol Tyler's recent event at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

Philip Nel points out some recent Dr. Seuss footage that's popped up online.

A tribute to Arnold Drake over at Comics Alliance.

Here's a rare interview with veteran Swamp Thing veteran artist John Totleben.


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