February 2017 - Archive

Under the hood - articles from the past.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Watchmen 'In Focus'

Cinema Journal Vol. 56, No. 2 features an 'In Focus' section devoted to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen, which I edited and wrote an introduction for.


In Focus is a regular feature of Cinema Journal in which several short essays examine a case study from multiple perspectives. Mark J.P. Wolf, Aaron Taylor, Drew Morton, Kathryn Frank and Dana Polan look at Watchmen's role within film, media and comics studies, with ideas about canonization, world-building, transmedia, adaptation, digital comics, authorship and academia. 

The full section can be found here: http://www.cmstudies.org/?page=cj_in_focus

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Support Your Local Library...

I don't geek-out very often. Having lived in Vancouver for so long you get used to seeing famous actors filming scenes in the streets, where you work, etc. But when I opened up my local library's newsletter and saw the notice about my 'Meet the Author' talk about Movie Comics, imagine my fanboy-ish surprise to see my face next to Gene Yang's for his (absolutely guaranteed to be so much better attended) talk.

I just saw Gene do a great talk this past summer at the Children's Literature Association conference in Columbus, Ohio, and we even crossed paths in the hallway of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library (but he was busy heading somewhere so I continued on my way).

If you ever get a chance to see Gene talk about his work, you should jump at the chance. If you ever have to choose between seeing Gene talk about his work or me talking about mine, choose Gene. If you ever see him in in a hallway, he seems like he'd be cool with you saying hello.