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Hello, racism my old friend…

March 8th, 2011 by Carolyn Bick on Carolyn Bick's Blog · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I know I shouldn’t be surprised at all the racism in early comics, but I did a double-take at the end of the Satin sequence in The Spirit.  The black bellboy is a typical portrayal of an African American: Monkey-like, with large lips and poor speech.  And though this kind of depiction is typical in [...]

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Tags: fantasia·The Spirit·racism·krazy and ignatz

Will Eisner and the Spirit

by Jeremy Potterfield on Jeremy Potterfield's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Using his knowledge of astrology and tassology, Brian Doan accurately predicted that we would be reading The Spirit on Will Eisner’s 94th birthday. I thank Google’s logo illustration for alerting me to this celestial connection.

First, I came into reading The Spirit completely fresh. Well — almost fresh. There was a movie adaptation of Eisner’s Spirit that [...]

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Tags: The Spirit·Will Eisner·Eisner·comics·Brian Doan's Astrological Abilities