1. Girls Scouts: Badges for Comic Books

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    December 2, 2012 by shepla

    drawing badge

    Kudos to the leader of  Junior Girl Scouts of America Gables Elementary Troop 1320, who facilitated members earning their drawing badge …
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  2. Interview with the Vampire lives on in graphic novel

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    November 19, 2012 by shepla


    For a while in the 1980s, my friends and I were totally addicted to Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire …
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  3. Girls. With guns!

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    November 15, 2012 by shepla

    I’m well aware that lot of female comic book fans are not all about the warm-and-fuzzy-romantic-teen angsty-slice-of-life stuff that I …
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  4. Betty Boop new mascara spokeswoman

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    November 14, 2012 by shepla


    1930s comic-strip character Betty Boop will star in a new role: Lancôme Hypnôse Star mascara spokeswoman. Makes sense: In recent years, …
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  5. Women in Comics: Journalist Brigid Alverson, comics expert


    November 11, 2012 by shepla

    Photo credit: Kathy Tully

    Brigid Alverson has been keeping me informed about comics for years through her MangaBlog website, Good Comics for Kids (at …
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  6. Robot Dreams elicits gamut of emotions


    November 10, 2012 by shepla


    This post made me want to run out and buy Robot Dreams immediately, even though it’s something that’s sure to …
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  7. Marvel’s marvelous Oz series deserves starring role


    November 9, 2012 by shepla


    Marvel is synonymous with Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Thor, and a bunch of other superheroes. And yet it also publishes a …
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