Category Archives: Research

  1. 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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  2. Women in Comics: Journalist Brigid Alverson, comics expert


    November 11, 2012 by shepla

    Brigid Alverson has been keeping me informed about comics for years through her MangaBlog website, Good Comics for Kids (at …
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  3. Kaboom!’s Peanuts: Would Sparky approve?


    October 29, 2012 by shepla

    Copyright 2012 Peanuts Worldwide, LLC My all-time favorite childhood comic was Peanuts. I had Peanuts sheets, Peanuts coloring books, a …
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  4. Does gay character spice up Archie Comics?


    October 28, 2012 by shepla

    Archie comics were a mainstay of my childhood. But unlike most people my age, I still read them sometimes. Every …
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  5. Women slowly making gains in comics


    October 22, 2012 by shepla

    While the comics industry is still heavily male, women are making strides, particularly on the creative side. Graphic Novel Reporter’s …
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  6. Five lessons from girls and comic books: scholarly findings!


    October 4, 2012 by shepla

    I just read an essay that was published in the spring/summer 2010 CEA Critic,  the scholarly journal of the College …
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