Badger Pod Nerd Cast 18: Disgusting Abhorrent Pencils

Plebcomics and “Justified Doxxing”

By Brian Martinez

Ever since the Internet allowed people to share artwork, there have been illustrations used in place of comments or live journal entries in order to allow people to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas.…

Badger Pod Nerd Cast 16: Miss Impossible! Navigating the Minefield of Writing Female Characters

Superfemmes! How to or not to write or draw women in comics!

Comic books, like many other mediums of expression, have quite the checkered past. Comics, at least in the mainstream, have been used as propaganda during World War II in the 1930s and 1940s, were under attack by psychiatrists and politicians for corrupting American youth in the 1950s, entered the Atomic Age with wide-eyed wonder and self-aware sophistication in the 1960s, and became an ever-expansive and inclusive medium of storytelling in the 1970s to today.…

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: One Of the Best MAN-ga You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

When I was a teenager, manga was a type of comic that was hard to get, often in a small section of my local comic book shop. They were usually wrapped in plastic and quite pricey by the standards of comics at the time.

Now that manga and anime have become the mainstream, more of the mediocre to bad stuff has become accessible as well, which of course damages the medium as a whole.…