Issue 23.6

Special Issue: Comics

23 December, 2013

Lance Parkin

Alan Moore and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Lance Parkin, biographer of Alan Moore, shows how his League series consciously rejects previous obligations to commercial mass appeal.

Charlotta Salmi

A Canvas for Popular Dissent: Zahra’s Paradise

The comic form lends itself to political commentary and resistance, and has been taken up to great effect by protestors in Iran, writes Charlotta Salmi.

Edward Still

Maus: A Work of Graphic Sincerity

Art Spiegelman's Maus explores with sensitivity and depth not only the holocaust, but also its own memory and representation of it.

Laura Ludtke

Kate Beaton and the Irony of History-as-Comic

Laura Ludtke introduces the proliferating world of online comics and, in particular, Kate Beaton's satirical re-drawing of history.

Dominic Davies

Joe Sacco: Representing Palestine

Joe Sacco's journalistic project to give a voice to the unheard self-consciously navigates the politics, and problems, of representation.