Monthly Archives: November 2010

Survey 1 Comic Strip Essays: Wade Simpson on “Gasoline Alley” aka “Walt and Skeezix”

Note: This is the seventh in a series of essays written by the current Class of 2012 for Survey of the Drawn Story I, CCS’s comics history class. They are posted here in approximate chronological order of when their chosen … Continue reading

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S.R. Bissette on Pre-Code Horror Comics Collections: Part 1

Three brand-new books on a long-despised and now fashionable genre—the oxymoronic genre of “horror comics”—have hit bookshops and library shelves over the past month, and CCS’s Schulz Library takes a look at all three this week. All three arrive on … Continue reading

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Survey 1 Comic Strip Essays: Melanie Gillman on “Polly and Her Pals”

Note: This is the sixth in a series of essays written (and, in this case, drawn) by the current Class of 2012 for Survey of the Drawn Story I, CCS’s comics history class. They are posted here in approximate chronological … Continue reading

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Survey 1 Comic Strip Essays: Sean Knickerbocker on “Mutt and Jeff”

Note: This is the fifth in a series of essays written by the current Class of 2012 for Survey of the Drawn Story I, CCS’s comics history class. They are posted here in approximate chronological order of when their chosen … Continue reading

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Survey 1 Comic Strip Essays: Rio Aubry Taylor on “Little Nemo in Slumberland”

Note: This is the fourth in a series of essays written by the current Class of 2012 for Survey of the Drawn Story I, CCS’s comics history class. They are posted here in approximate chronological order of when their chosen … Continue reading

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Survey 1 Comic Strip Essays: Bill Bedard on “Little Nemo in Slumberland”

Note: This is the third in a series of essays written by the current Class of 2012 for Survey of the Drawn Story I, CCS’s comics history class. They are posted here in approximate chronological order of when their chosen … Continue reading

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Halloween Heroes of Vermont

October 31st represents not only the end of a autumnal month here in Vermont with trees ablaze in their colorful death but a time consumed by costumed celebration. Betsey Swardlick (CCS ’11) below pens an essay on the connection betwixt … Continue reading

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Halloween Horrors: Pre-Code Reprints Rule! Briefer’s Frankenstein from IDW

We’re in an age of amazing reprint volumes resurrecting all genres of comics history—but this is the last week in October, so it’s time to carve out some space for two of the latest Pre-Code horror comicbook collections! And who … Continue reading

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Survey 1 Comic Strip Essays: Andy Warner on Lyonel Feininger’s “The Kin-Der-Kids” & “Wee Willie Winkie’s World”

Note: This is the second in a series of essays written by the current Class of 2012 for Survey of the Drawn Story I, CCS’s comics history class. They are posted here in approximate chronological order of when their chosen … Continue reading

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Survey 1 Comic Strip Essays: Katie Moody on Winsor McCay’s “Dream of the Rarebit Fiend”

Note: This is the first in a series of essays written by the current Class of 2012 for Survey of the Drawn Story I, CCS’s comics history class. They are posted here in approximate chronological order of when their chosen … Continue reading

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