Seeking to disprove stereotypes that comics are merely simplistic or juvenile entertainment for the uncultured; to enlighten the open-minded and encourage the broadening of one's horizons; to examine comics as a text; to deepen appreciation for comics, comic books, and graphic novels as a formidable form of art in all cultures.

Friday, June 13, 2008

David Hajdu on "The Colbert Report"

David Hajdu is an author who recently wrote a book detailing the political controversies of post-WWII comics as commentaries about social change and stories about anti-heroes. If anyone reads his new book, The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America, let me know what you think!

The embedded clip below gives insight into the book and is a good example of how comics, like any other art form, can have profound cultural impacts.

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