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I've been having a comics day today

Have some links!

What's The Point Of Comics Criticism? A Conversation Between Daniel Elkin & Colin Smith. Very interesting discussion of the role of cultural criticism, and how and if a critic should constrain themselves to certain approaches.

Je Suis Airboy: Why Airboy’s Defenders Need to Listen and Reflect Instead. That the comics mainstream, including creators, is gross in any number of ways is not new, but this nonetheless felt like a worthwhile response to a particular comic's issues.

Batgirl: Transgender Representation and the Power of Words. And this, meanwhile, is a great example of the better way to respond when one's work is criticized for being offensive, including an extensive panel-by-panel comparison of some changes made to a recent Batgirl comic in response to criticism.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Comment here or there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)

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ladymercury_10
Jul. 5th, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
Ooh, that's an interesting article about Batgirl. I remember that issue being controversial, but I hadn't heard that they were updating it for the trade paperback.
snickfic
Jul. 5th, 2015 02:13 am (UTC)
I was out of the loop and hadn't heard about it, but it sounds like a very positive response by the creators.
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