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Fringe Literature

A Graphic Novel of Women

We Shall Fight until We Win is a graphic novel of women in politics, an idea motivated by the celebration of 100 years of women having the right to vote. Writing about women in the form of comics is not new for BHP Comics, since they had earlier published The Mighty Women of Science, which […]

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Science

Discovering secrets of the universe with a graphic novel

Nerds read physics books; geeks read comics. Right? Well, not entirely. Clifford V Johnson, Professor of Physics at the University of Southern California, is attempting to bridge the gap between the scientist and the layperson through a more creative medium: the graphic novel. Drawing inspiration from Plato’s own use of dialogues as a vehicle for […]

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Culture Literature

Filmish

Edward Ross’ Filmish is a surprisingly engaging, and pleasantly accessible introduction to film theory, history, and the sociology that surrounds it. Ross presents his “graphic journey through film” in easily-digestible thematic sections ranging from the expected, such as “the eye” and “sets and architecture; to the more outlandish, such as “technology and technophobia”. It’s also […]

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Culture Literature

Klaxon

Klaxon seeps character and a certain uniqueness from Dix’s richly descriptive illustrations. Towing the careful line between creepy and fascinating, the surreal little world of Braintree Road is enticing, with its nightmarish landlord Mr Stapleton, and grim tenants. The story follows Carlisle in a dull, sepia-toned world, and his search for something to do, when […]

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Culture Literature

“Wake Write Sleep Repeat. What am I? A damn robot?”

An Android Awakes In this experimental graphic novel, our protagonist, Android Writer PD121928, has forty-two attempts (fittingly, for Science Fiction) to write the perfect novel for the Android Publishing Programme as part of their takeover of human culture. If he fails to be published, he will be deactivated. The problem is that this android is […]

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Culture Literature

Hysteria

Nowadays, the mention of Sigmund Freud may not inspire distinctly positive ideas. Despite his prime discoveries occurring more than a century ago, contemporary society is still aware of the neurologist’s conception of erotic psychoanalysis, his theory of the Oedipus complex, alongside many others which have probably found their way into ‘Cards Against Humanity’. However, the […]

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Culture Literature

The Sculptor

Often hailed as one of the most influential comic theorists of our time, Scott McCloud has from time to time delivered masterpieces portraying the conception and engineering of comics, and the art behind it. In his highly anticipated first graphic novel, The Sculptor, the author ventures into the life of a failed artist, his love […]