The Three Things Cardi B & Lottie Person From ‘Snotgirl’ Taught Me About Authenticity—Or A Lack Thereof—On Social Media

Greetings fellow ComixBawses! Happy Monday 😀 I hope you all enjoyed your week!! If you’ve been keeping up with me on social media you already know that my #ComicReadOfTheWeek was Snotgirl: Green Hair Don’t Care Volume 1 ,which was penned and illustrated by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung, respectively. To be honest, I thought the story was […]

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AngelFood McSpade is here to serve up all her Cake – The Black Jezebel of Underground Comix [Sort of NSFW]

Greetings fellow Comix Bawse! Let’s jump back a few decades and talk about underground comix. What is it? Underground comix gained popularity during the mid 60s through the late 70s—the “x” alludes to its X-rated themes and content. Underground comix were “created wherever cartoonists, disillusioned with mainstream comics, wanted to do something less constrained in […]

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So, can you be pro-Black and date a White boy? – ‘Dear White People’ S1: E1 -“Chapter 1” TV Review

Greetings fellow ComixBawse! I finally started watching Dear White People—a Netflix Original—with my boyfriend. I had always wanted to watch it, but I never actually got around to it . . . until recently. I must say, I was rather pleased with the first episode—“Chapter 1.”   Beware! Spoilers ahead! If you haven’t seen it yet, […]

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‘Persepolis’ – Women under the male gaze: Can gender constructs ever be escaped?

“WOMEN WERE TOLD HOW TO DRESS AND HOW TO BEHAVE IN THE PRESENCE OF MEN!” Greetings fellow ComixBawse! The graphic novel, Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi tells the autobiographical story of an Iranian woman growing up during revolutionary Iran. Iran during this time held strict moral and behavioral codes that restricted the actions of both sexes, […]

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Three things I learned about sexual orientation from ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’

Greetings fellow Comix Bawse! Blue is the Warmest Color (I’ll be abbreviating this as BITWC), written and illustrated by Julie Maroh is a powerfully moving story that follows a young female named Clementine (unique name eh?) through the exploration of her complex sexuality. It delves into how her sexuality affects her love life with men […]

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