Exploring Hyper-Vigilance in “Moonstruck”


By Samantha Puc When you grow up queer, enduring trauma seems par for the course. Trauma doesn’t always define us, but it certainly affects how we interact with the world, day in and day out. “CONSTANT VIGILANCE!” may be a meme (and a Friends/Harry Potter quote, depending on your frame of reference) but it’s also a reality — one which Moonstruck…

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The Double-Edged Authenticity of “Snotgirl”


By Gabriella Tutino In today’s day and age, where social media has turned platforms of sharing and community into platforms of fame and popularity, keeping up appearances can take a hell of a toll on a person. Just ask Lottie Person of Snotgirl, the comic series drawn by Leslie Hung and written by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Labelled as a contemporary…

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Urusei Yatsura: Ai, Ai, My Darling


by Kayleigh Hearn Rumiko Takahashi is having a bit of a moment right now. Of course, as one of the most successful manga creators of all time, she’s had a lot of moments, selling over 200 million books worldwide in a career that’s spanned over 40 years. To begin to understand Takahashi’s talent, you can look at the number of…

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Chairman of the Sword: Usagi Yojimbo Volume 1


“I remember that day well. The rain and blood had churned the battlefield into a sea of red mud…” By Matt Lune Reading through the series from the beginning, the first real inkling you get that this is more than the simple gimmick of a Ronin rabbit is right there in the first story. Simply titled “Usagi Yojimbo” in this…

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