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On Artwork Speigelman’s Maus: Ought to Comics Expose Youngsters to the World’s Horrors? Fairly A lot Pop: A Tradition Podcast #122


In gentle of its being not too long ago banned in some settings, we talk about Artwork Spiegelman’s Maus (1980-91), which conveys his father’s account of residing by the Holocaust. We additionally think about different war-related graphic novels like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (2000) and George Takei’s They Referred to as Us Enemy (2019).

Your host Mark Linsenmayer is joined by comics scholar Vi Burlew, comics blerd/performing coach Anthony LeBlanc, and comic/graphic novelist Daniel Lobell.

Are comics notably efficient in altering hearts and minds once they show folks’s hardships? Ought to youngsters be uncovered to the horrors of the world on this approach? What in regards to the complexities of social justice and gender id? We additionally contact on Gilbert Gottfried and the connection between humor and tragedy, studying historical past vs. studying one individual’s expertise, the ages at which grew to become political, and the way comics might have aided that.

Learn Vi’s Washington Submit editorial about censorship that impressed this episode.

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If you happen to loved this dialogue, strive our episodes that includes Vi speaking in regards to the trope of the heroine’s journey in movie, Anthony speaking about blerds, i.e. black nerds, and Daniel speaking in regards to the comedian Peanuts.

Comply with us @ViolaBurlew, @anthonyleblanc, @DanielLobel, and @MarkLinsenmayer.

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