Violence and Comics
Art Media and Performance / Book review / Cultural Theory and Concepts

Violence and Comics

There was a time, approximately around the beginning of the second half of the Twentieth Century, when comics were considered as a mere tool for entertainment. Back then, the academic debate on the use of violence in comics was mainly focused on the dangers of displaying gruesome acts by means of such a popular medium, accessed by such a young readership. Continue reading

A New Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns
Book review / Cultural Theory and Concepts

A New Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns

I was very jealous of this book’s title, which immediately caught my eye (the dust cover, available in three colors, is no less intriguing) and now, after reading it, I am even more than jealous of the author since Flintstone Modernism is a great read and a brilliant example of the holistic approach of art and history that represents, for me, the best of cultural studies. Continue reading