Leah Miller

Interview with Alison Bechdel

This is a 2-year old interview, but I thought it really gave some neat insight into the process of making Fun Home, like why it’s told in a cyclical format and how Bechdel at first wanted it to be black and white. She talks a little about her family’s reaction to the book’s publication, and her integration into (dare I say) mainstream comics, as well as some up and coming works. And as an added bonus, there’s a shout out to Dickinson College! Woot woot!

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 Leah Miller 1 Comment

Freedom of Speech=Freedom to Hurt?

“Absolute liberty within absolute responsibility.” –John Durham Peters

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Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Leah Miller Comments Off on Freedom of Speech=Freedom to Hurt?

George Carlin talks about Stuff.

I thought after today’s discussion I would put this up here to make it more accessible to everybody. It’s hilarious… and he has some very good points.

George Carlin talks about Stuff.

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 Leah Miller 2 Comments

Superhero hoarders: Why their stuff is more dangerous than average

Yet more superhero humor! This time I’ve moved on from the chic (hipsters) and the average (college kids) to the downright scary (crazy people with hoarding issues!)… all super-sized to the hero level! Which superheroes like to collect? Which are pack rats? And which need to see their therapists about a hoarding problem? You know, I have a great aunt who hoards, and there are boxes upon boxes stacked up in her house, so much so that there is barely room to walk, and she’s old, so I’m afraid she’s going to die in there, and nobody’s going to be able to find her, and… oh, well, never mind.

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Friday, October 15th, 2010 Leah Miller 2 Comments

Not an English major? There’s always the superhero route…

So I keep finding these silly superhero-humor articles, and I really enjoy them, so I keep posting them for you to enjoy too… this is definitely supposed to make us all feel better when we get C’s and D’s… because no matter what the grade, we still have a chance to be somebody, however slight that chance might be. 🙂

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Saturday, October 9th, 2010 Leah Miller 4 Comments

Speaking of Calvin and Hobbes…

Calvin and Hobbes seems to be cropping up a lot in our seminar, so I thought it was ironic when my friend posted a link on my facebook page to an artist who does paintings of Pop Culture, and the thumbnail she left was of a painting depicting C&H. So I thought I’d post it here for all of your viewing pleasure, along with a link to the artist’s site, in case you wanted to check out his other stuff. Enjoy!

Calvin and Hobbes


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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 Leah Miller Comments Off on Speaking of Calvin and Hobbes…

Separation of Church and State

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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 Leah Miller 3 Comments

A little superhero humor…

Hipsters… they’re everywhere. Okay, okay, maybe not, but they would be, if they could ride their bikes a bit farther. Here’s an article that portrays our favorite eco-sensitive, pot-smoking, vegan friends in a whole new guise… as the self-sacrificing superheroes they all aim to be. We’ll support them until they inconvenience us… then we’ll turn our backs to them.

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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 Leah Miller 4 Comments

PBS’s ‘Arthur’ encouraging comic books

PBS is well known for being a TV station that educates the public about fine arts and cultures. Now, PBS’s “Arthur” is having comic book artist, Neil Gaiman, as a guest star on the show. Is this a new step for graphic literature? Could PBS be encouraging kids to broaden their literary tastes?

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Friday, September 17th, 2010 Leah Miller 1 Comment

Leah’s Comic ‘From Hell’

I had known for a long time that I was running from regret. I would like to think Marie Jeanette knew that Jack the Ripper was after her, too. I suppose I felt cornered in the same way… always knowing it was going to get me eventually. I  picked up this book wondering if she felt how I did.

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 Leah Miller 1 Comment