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

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    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?

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    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?

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    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

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    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!

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    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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