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The Humble History of The Adventures of Big Boy

June 24, 2016
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The Humble History of The Adventures of Big Boy

That hamburger-holding, chubby-cheeked cherub Bob’s Big Boy isn’t just a classic icon of the 1930s, selling burgers and seasonings across the United States. He is also the star of one of the longest running and most widely distributed comic book series in comics history, once published by none other than by Timely Comics (now Marvel)…

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One of the Largest Collections of EC Comics Art Comes to Oregon

May 19, 2016
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One of the Largest Collections of EC Comics Art Comes to Oregon

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon in Eugene is celebrating the lasting legacy of EC Comics, both on and off the page, in a new exhibit called Aliens, Monsters, and Madmen: The Art of EC Comics. Featuring one of the largest collections of original comic art, attendees can get a glimpse at…

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She Changed Comics: Pre-Code & Golden Age

March 4, 2016
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She Changed Comics: Pre-Code & Golden Age

Happy Women’s History Month! All through March, we’ll be celebrating women who changed free expression in comics. Check back here every week for biographical snippets on female creators who have pushed the boundaries of the format and/or seen their work challenged or banned. Barbara Hall Isabelle Daniel Hall, who later worked under the name Barbara,…

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Comics Collector Donates Rare “Canadian Whites” to University

November 18, 2015
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Eddy Smet

From Nelvana of the Northern Lights, a female crime-buster who predates Wonder Woman, to a Nazi-fighting man from the sea called Iron Man, Canada’s comics history is rich, vibrant, and has a flavor wholly its own. Former award-winning math professor and comic shop owner Eddy Smet celebrates his home country’s comics heritage by continuing the…

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Françoise Mouly: Kids’ Comics Deserve Respect

April 22, 2015
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From her underground work, including co-founding RAW magazine, to her current role as comics publisher at Toon Books and as cover art editor for The New Yorker, Françoise Mouly has become a venerable force in the comics industry and mainstream press especially with regard to her work fighting for the legitimization of comics as art…

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