Wondering what I've been up to this week? No? Well, I'm gonna tell you anyway. This semester, I took a literature class on comic books. The class itself was a little more boring than it sounds, but it had an awesome reading list and it's pretty cool that it's offered at all. For the final paper, we were allowed to make our arguments in comic book form. I put a lot of work into mine (way more than if I had just written it normally), so I thought that I'd post it here! The argument itself might not make sense if you're unfamiliar with the technical aspects of comic books, so you might just want to look at the art. I now have a dowager's hump for sitting over these panels for so long!
In case you're interested, the books that we read in class were Deogratias, Pride of Baghdad, DMZ: On the Ground, Barefoot Gen, Palestine, Ethel & Ernest, and Maus.
I would recommend all but Barefoot Gen, but that's just because I'm not a manga fan.
Tell me what you think!