SAW grab bag of links

Recent videos that got our attention: First, the last 10 minutes of History Class at SAW with John Ronan this week, as he gives the students a brief look at the Undergrounds, in anticipation of next semester. You’ll be able to take Ronan’s class next semester online, click here for more info.      T. Edward Bak speaks at SAW More pics here Simple story from Ricky Gervais, who…

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History of Comics Online Class

Starting Aug 27, we’re offering an online class: Comics History 1 with John Ronan 14 weeks, covering 1750s to the birth of the comic strips SAW History of Comics with John Ronan This course will be offered live, Tuesdays, 11am-1pm, Aug 27-Dec 20 (No class Oct 15 or Nov 27) Class will be conducted live at SAW. Affiliate students using the Google ecosystem: Google Hangouts, G-Chat and Google Docs….

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Golden Age week at SAW

They’re covering the Golden Age stuff at SAW this week, so thought we’d share these links. From instructor John Ronan: Everything on this guys site is awesome, but here are some milestone comics we have been discussing. The link leads to the cover, but the whole comic book is scanned. Action Comics #1 (September 1938): http://reading-room.net/Action1/Action1Cover.html Detective Comics #27 (1st Batman, May, 1939): http://reading-room.net/Detective27/Detective27Cover.html Superman Dailies origin (1939): http://reading-room.net/SupermanDailiesOrigin/SupermanDailiesOriginCover.html…

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Shojo of Loss

I have been asking friends and colleagues for stories and images of loss. Here’s a note I received from a favorite student in NYC. Dear Tom, The story from A Drunken Dream is called Hanshin, of Half God.  You should read, if you haven’t, Apollo’s Song by Tezuka.  Also, if you decide to read Blackjack, many of the stories deal with these kinds of issues.  Ooshima Yumiko’s Banana Bread…

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