A podcast discussing comics in historical + educational contexts. Updates first Friday of every month, visit comicarted.com for more.
Episode 32: Propaganda
Episode 32: Cathy + remus talk about the way propaganda has historically shaped the dominate United States way of thinking. remus discusses the propagandistic role of comics and superheroes in proliferating violent vigilanteism. Cathy discusses how history was taught with propagandistic intention, + shares ways the art classroom can illuminate historical context.
For episode citation: https://comicarted.com/blog/2020/7/10/drawing-a-dialogue-episode-32
Episode 31: Abolish the Police
Episode 31: In this episode, Cathy + remus talk about police abolition, and what comics are capable (and NOT capable) of doing. Comics as an activist tool are discussed, as well as ways educators can work to eliminate police presence in schools. Solidarity forever. Black lives matter.
For episode citation: https://comicarted.com/blog/2020/6/3/drawing-a-dialogue-episode-31
Episode 30: Distance Learning + Mutual Aid Pedagogy
Episode 30: In this episode, Cathy + remus document the teaching + learning transition to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public university, private school + public school approaches are discussed based on public statements + personal impact. remus presents mutual aid pedagogy work + possibilities for disability justice, + Cathy provides updates on the Providence Public School state takeover + their pandemic response.
For episode citation: https://comicarted.com/blog/2020/5/8/drawing-a-dialogue-episode-30
Episode 29: Libraries + YA Graphic Novels
Episode 29: Cathy + remus discuss the contemporary role libraries play in the popularity of young adult graphic novels. remus discusses how libraries have changed their attitudes toward comics, moving from crusaders to advocates. Cathy talks about the new graphic memoirs Fights by Joel Christian Gill and Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. She discusses the possibilities these books hold for educators + young adult readers, + using comics as a tool to approach difficult topics.
For episode citation: https://comicarted.com/blog/2020/4/3/drawing-a-dialogue-episode-29
Episode 28: Public Libraries
Episode 28: On this episode, Cathy + remus discuss public libraries in the United States. remus presents the history of libraries, their purpose for the public + the American Library Association (ALA). Cathy discusses the current services libraries offer the public, including family support, youth services + addressing poverty + homelessness. Cathy also introduces a new segment to Drawing a Dialogue called “Schools Are The Community,” to discuss the current state takeover of Providence Public Schools.
For episode citation: https://comicarted.com/blog/2020/2/14/drawing-a-dialogue-episode-28
Episode 27: Decolonizing Museums
Episode 27: Continuing from last episode, Cathy + remus further their discussion of the museum by examining decolonization efforts. remus offers real case studies of what museums are currently doing to address colonial pasts. Cathy shares lesson plans that complicate the use of museums in classrooms. The two discuss what decolonizing is, can look like, what is being done, + address the problematic idea that institutions should be saved.
For episode citation: https://comicarted.com/blog/2020/1/3/drawing-a-dialogue-episode-27
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I love this podcast so much! It’s so well researched and informative and Cathy and Remus are lovely. I’ve found this content especially helpful as a college student and an art maker but I recommend it to just about anybody.
Demasculinized readings into comics
Researched conversations on persons, events, and ideas through the history of comics. While comics is not a new medium, scholarly work in the field has long lacked accessibility, leading to a lack of attention. Their work to illuminate through the mass density of pages and to amplify the conditions of marginalized artists is vital.
Great, educational comics discussion
E and Cathy are a) delightful and b) educational. They cover tons of great topics including art/comics history and comics in education. It's great to have a podcast discussion that isnt just industry news or explaining which batman is which. If you're looking for a smart, interesting dialogue about comics, this is the one!