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  1. The Avocado

    Love pop culture? Want to talk about it with other people who love pop culture, and maybe make some friends? Welcome to The Avocado, “a home for people who want to discuss movies, TV, or any of a wide range of pop culture while fostering a sense of community where you can share in each […]

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  2. Which Comics Should You Read in 2020? Here Are Some Ideas.

    Comics and graphic-novels fans, rejoice! At The Drunken Odyssey, Drew Barth recommends some of the most anticipated titles of 2020 — the ones that will set the tone for an entire decade of visual storytelling.

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    Cover of Umma's Table by Yeon-Sik Hong
  3. Dispatches from New York Comic Con

    Photographer Andrew Boyle captures the creativity on display with this fantastic photo essay of cosplayers at New York Comic Con.

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  4. A Comic About My Bad Ass Grandmother

    Lisa Lim creates a comic about her favorite matriarch in life, her grandma. It’s about a long Chinese tradition of loving boys over girls just because they’re boys. “It’s about a woman who scares the sh*t out of me, and the world, but who inspires me every day to be just as bad ass.”

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  5. Marvel, Gatekeeping and the ‘Problem’ with Avengers: Infinity War

    “If film should only be for stories which tell a complete picture across two or three films, then is cinema not restricting itself?” Pop-culture critic Tony Black defends the ambitiously hermetic Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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  6. Expecting

    Writer and illustrator Lucy Grove-Jones on miscarriage: “I could have told this story differently. I could have cut out the jokes about apps and fertility friendly lube. I could have mentally prepared you from the first line, signalled sooner this was a tragedy and half the cast would be dead . . .”

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    Illustration by Lucy Grove-Jones
  7. 14 Art & Design Podcasts Hosted by Women

    Michelle Kondrich and Thomas James at Illustration Age curated a selection of women-led podcasts that focus on art, design, and visual culture.

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    Illustration by Thomas James
  8. ‘Til Her Final Breath

    Author Greg van Eekhout and illustrator Sarah Searle collaborate on this sad, sweet comic about life, community, and balloon animals.

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  9. Celebrating the Rise of Superwomen

    Carolyn Cocca on women superheroes and contemporary femininity: “But diversity, authenticity, and complexity in storytelling and characterization engender tolerance and empathy by showing us that anybody can be a hero.”

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    Batgirl -- DC Comics
  10. Mathematical Alternatives to the Electoral College: A Webcomic

    Pondering the 2016 US presidential election, Ben Orlin’s signature stick figures wonder about other, mathematically fairer ways to determine who wins.

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  11. My Mother Would Walk Miles Upon Miles

    “I’d ask, “Mommy, why don’t you have any wrinkles?” “Because I don’t think that hard about things,” she’d answer.” Memories of a mother — and her struggles with homelessness, depression, and varicose veins — in comic form.

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  12. Lost and Found

    When Summer Pierre feels adrift, she draws her way through it.

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    By Summer Pierre
  13. Game of Thrones Character Arc Generator

    John Atkinson will help you get ready for Game of Thrones, season 6, with his handy (and hilarious!) character generator.

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  14. How to Grammar

    Sarah Johannson on why video games win out over “learning to grammar”: “I mean what are all these GRAMMAR people going to do when the zombies come, huh?”

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  15. From Syria to Germany: An Illustrated Odyssey

    In this multimedia Foreign Policy story, Alia Malek traces the long, dangerous path of Syrian refugees in search of safety, with photography by Peter van Agtmael and comics by Josh Neufeld.

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