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A Case Study in Toxic Comic Book Poisoning at Baltimore Comic Con

A Case Study in Toxic Comic Book Poisoning at Baltimore Comic Con

By Amanda Comi in Columns on September 30, 2015

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

When Will the Door Be Cracked for the Black Comic Writers?

When Will the Door Be Cracked for the Black Comic Writers?

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on September 22, 2015

Following Viola Davis' epic Emmy win and speech and Marvel's hiring of Ta'Nehisi Coates as writer, one has to ask about the actual opportunities Black writers are getting to actually be given a chance.

Overthought Bubble #9: How Marvel Will Fall

Overthought Bubble #9: How Marvel Will Fall

By Gavin Dillinger in Columns on September 18, 2015

Is the end nigh?

Visiting DayBlack with Keef Cross (Griotvine Interview)

Visiting DayBlack with Keef Cross (Griotvine Interview)

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on September 16, 2015

Keef Cross stops by to talk about DayBlack, adapting his work for film, and the art of tattooing.

Overthought Bubble #8: My Year Long Break Up With Marvel

Overthought Bubble #8: My Year Long Break Up With Marvel

By Gavin Dillinger in Columns on September 11, 2015

It's not you. It's me... I can no longer stand you.

Cultural Stereotypes in Comics: Fluxing Between The Negative vs The Positive

Cultural Stereotypes in Comics: Fluxing Between The Negative vs The Positive

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on September 10, 2015

Following the announcement of Marvel's Red Wolf, from the thoughts of presenting a stereotype stems the question: what is the line between offensive and negative stereotypes versus positive portrayal in the sense of cultural pride.

Picking Jimmie Robinson's Brain (Griot Vine Interview)

Picking Jimmie Robinson's Brain (Griot Vine Interview)

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on September 8, 2015

Bomb Queen's Jimmie Robinson stops by to talk about his thoughts on presentation of diversity in comics and genres, his upcoming race project, and his process.

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Star Wars Aftermath's New Hero is Gay

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Star Wars Aftermath's New Hero is Gay

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on September 5, 2015

Star Wars: Aftermath reveals some new characters into its canon. The new characters being LGBT. Oh boy...

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Amadeus Cho is The New Hulk

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Amadeus Cho is The New Hulk

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on September 4, 2015

New entry of The Griot Vine's (1 Step Forward) 2 Steps Back. This time, the fanboys react to the news of the new Hulk being revealed to be Asian-American Amadeus Cho!

Inspecting The Shiver Bureau with Walter Ostlie

Inspecting The Shiver Bureau with Walter Ostlie

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on September 2, 2015

Meet Walter Ostlie, creator extraordinaire of Shiver Bureau, as he shares his book, work process, and Kickstarter!

Overthought Bubble #6: How Mind MGMT Separated Itself From Other Comics

Overthought Bubble #6: How Mind MGMT Separated Itself From Other Comics

By Gavin Dillinger in Columns on August 31, 2015

After three years on of the most inventive books comics has ever seen comes to a close, and many people missed what made it special.

Whatever Happened to DC Comics?

Whatever Happened to DC Comics?

By The Professor in Columns on August 28, 2015

Somewhere along the way I fell out of love with DC Comics. With the company's recent announcement of a 2 million dollar projected revenue shortfall, a 10% plus market share lag behind Marvel, and a mostly non-existent presence in the top 10 best-selling comics, it's become increasingly obvious that I'm not the only one. So what the heck happened?

Sense8 (Griot Vine Approved)

Sense8 (Griot Vine Approved)

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on August 28, 2015

How Sense8 showcases the representation needed for a satisfying portrayal of diversity and evolution of humanity...

Diversifying Comics with John Jennings (Griot Vine Interview)

Diversifying Comics with John Jennings (Griot Vine Interview)

By Greg Anderson-Elysee in Columns on August 24, 2015

Chatting with creator John Jennings about his works and the battle to diversify comics!

Overthought Bubble #5: Why Batman is the Only Book to Consistently Sell 100,000 Copies

Overthought Bubble #5: Why Batman is the Only Book to Consistently Sell 100,000 Copies

By Gavin Dillinger in Columns on August 21, 2015

There is a lot to be learned from what is happening in this series.

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