Pencils down, True Believers!
As the The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact On Pop Culture edX course winds down, my extra curricular activities have not stagnated.
In fact, I’ve dusted off a few academic books about comics to further my station (in an audited class—I was never one for impressing actual teachers).
A few weeks ago we talked The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics. This week, I completed Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s illustrated Comic Book History of Comics and am still processing what they’ve done.
By breaking down the history of comics in the selfsame sequential art medium, they have achieved nerd nirvana.
Not since Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics have I felt such a connection with the books I love so much.
I was lucky enough to speak with the ‘Evil Twin Studios’ artist Ryan back in 2013 for the debut of Action Presidents #1(George Washington).