Comics/Graphic Novels

Off-Panel: Iggy Azalea Fights with a Comics Blog

Brenna Clarke Gray

Staff Writer

Part muppet and part college faculty member, Brenna Clarke Gray holds a PhD in Canadian Literature while simultaneously holding two cats named Chaucer and Swift. It's a juggling act. Raised in small-town Ontario, Brenna has since been transported by school to the Atlantic provinces and by work to the Vancouver area, where she now lives with her stylish cyclist/webgeek husband and the aforementioned cats. When not posing by day as a forserious academic, she can be found painting her nails and watching Degrassi (through the critical lens of awesomeness). She posts about graphic narratives at Graphixia, and occasionally she remembers to update her own blog, Not That Kind of Doctor. Blog: Not That Kind of Doctor Twitter: @brennacgray

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Aside from its legal and ethical ramifications, the Lee/Kirby imbroglio has important implications for the aesthetics of comics. Comics are an inherently hybrid art form involving a mixture of words and pictures. Comics criticism, admittedly a rudimentary enterprise, has its own version of auteur theory which argues that the best comics are those with an organic interplay between words and pictures because the writing and art are the work of one creator. Kirby himself, who worked both in assembly and as a solo artist, provides key evidence for the question of collaboration versus auteurism.

Jeet Heer uses the Fantastic Four as a jumping-off point to discuss comics creation.

iggy azalea comic book feed feud

So Iggy Azalea is in a Twitter feud with a comics blog. This is why Twitter exists. (Also, I’m so firmly on Team Superhero Feed.)

From mythical adaptations to social commentaries— this mix has it all.

The Bangalore Mirror offers five Indian graphic novels for your must-read list.