Join Professor LatinX and his featured guests to chat critically and creatively about the variety and vitality of comic books, comic book films, and Latinx pop culture in the shaping of our everyday lives.
Jared Gardner Talks: Comics, Radio, TV, Film, Board Game Cross-Pollinating Histories
Jared Gardner shares his journey with comics and how this lead to his formal study of comics as a professor. He discusses his work on Charles Schulz, the cross-pollinating history of film and comics, as well as his work as an editor of the journal Inks and the comics series with OSU Press. Discussion includes transmedial storytelling, Board Games, cartoon strips, and more.
Rebecca Wanzo Talks: African American Cartoonists, Form, & Political & Historical Belonging
African American cartoonists and comics; representation; identification; stereotypes; discourses of citizenship; how comics as a medium (sequentiality and framing) allow readers to think of past, present, and future in relation to identity; histories of being excluded from history and drawing black people into history; political belonging. Discussion also includes Jennifer Cruté's cartoons, Brumsic Brandon Jr.'s Luther, Kyle Baker's Truth, Gene Yuen Lang's American Born Chinese, HBO's series, Watchmen, Jeremy Love's Bayou, Sanford Green and David Walker's Bitter Root.
“How have cartoonists made use of caricature to comment on black people (stereotypes broadly speaking) in conversation with idealizations and how these respond to broader discourses of citizenship"
Sean O'Sullivan Talks: Narrative Theory, Seriality, Literature, Film, & TV
OSU Professor Sean O'Sullivan Talks: Narrative Theory, Seriality, Literature, Film, & TV. Discussion includes director Mike Leigh, Sopranos, Charles Dickens, The Wire, Deadwood, and so much more!
J. Andrew Deman Talks: Margins & Centers in Comics Studies, Sexuality & Chris Claremont
Deman shares his journey with comics, visual semiotics, Orientalism, and margins of alternative comics. Along the way, Deman discusses Scott McCloud, comics in the 1990s and its seeking of legitimacy, pornography and sexuality in comics, Sam Kieth's Maxx, Aline Kominsky Crumb's It Ain't Me Babe, Chris Claremont, Harley Quinn Vol. 3, #8--as well as the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics, his blog, and his "The Claremont Run" big data research lab.
"The big 3 (Maus, Persepolis, Fun Home) grows from a contextual history of insecurity in comics studies as a field."
Katra Byram Talks: Narrative, Memory, Identity, Language, Gender & Spaces
OSU Professor Katra Byram Shares her Journey and Research on Narrative, Memory, Identity, Language, Gender & Spaces, Small Houses--and her book Ethics and the Dynamic Observer Narrator with OSU Press.
Katherine Kelp-Stebbins Talks: Power & World Comics, Systems Of Power, & Place
Katherine Kelp-Stebbins takes us on a journey into art, money, power & planetary comics, including gatekeeping & capitalist global systems of power; politics of exclusion; formal elements of comics that resist conventions of reading and convey resistant political worldviews. Discussion includes Magdy El Shafee's Metro: A Graphic Novel, Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas's Red: A Haida Manga, Riad Sattouf's Arab of the Future. . . Katherine asks: “Who gets to feel at home and where and why. Who gets to produce and evaluate culture and where and why”