C2E2 2014

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Today’s the last day of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.

I’ve spent the previous two days reporting on it for my weekly gig The Bugle and for Comic Book Resources.

In my downtime I asked Gail Simone to sign the first volume of Dynamite’s “Red Sonja” and picked up a copy of “Xinemorph: An Alien Fan Zine” from my buddy Dave Scheidt’s table.

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FULL DISCLOSURE: My girlfriend Julie and I contributed art to “Xinemorph”

I’ve got two more articles to file for CBR and then I’m going to relax with some beers and “Game of Thrones.” Ω

Pop culture’s got 99 problems but Kevin Wada’s X-Men cover ain’t one

Feminist Media Criticism Problems

While was perusing the web mindlessly due to the weird vampire hours my journalism job sometimes requires, I came across the art of Alyssa Korea. She’s an art student who does a comic strip for The Daily Texan in Austin, TX. As I was admiring the work on her blog work I came across a post that really captured my caffeine fueled interest:

Tumbling over the past year and a half has made me see the problems of gender roles that exist in media, but sometimes it gets to the point where I over analyze every single piece of television or film that I come across. (However this in no way means that I think feminist media criticism is wrong, or should be avoided!) Mostly I just over think everything.

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