Course curriculum

  • 01
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    • Description and Syllabus
  • 02
    Section 1: Distribution
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    • History of Distribution - 3 videos
    • History Of Distribution PDF
    • Festivals and Shows: Art and Commerce
    • Festivals and Comic Shows: Art and Commerce PDF
  • 03
    Section 2: Underground, Queer, and International Comics
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    • Underground + Queer Comics
    • International Comics
    • The Parallel History Of Queer and Heteronormative Underground Comics PDF
    • Comics as an International Community PDF
    • Extra: DOWNLOADS: Zap, Arcade, Weirdo, Raw, Twisted Sisters and Gay Comix Downloads
    • Extra: Browsable Link of Underground Comix
    • Extra: ARTICLE: An Oral History of Wimmen's Comix
    • Extra: Ebon: An African American Superhero from the Underground Comix Scene
  • 04
    Section 3: Archie Comics and Kids Comics
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    • Video: Archie Comics
    • Video: The Rise of Kid's Comics
    • The Gendering Of Comics And How Archie Bridged The Gap PDF
    • The Rise of Kids' Comics PDF
  • 05
    Section 4: Political, Propaganda and Informative Comics
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    • Political, Propaganda and Informative Comics
    • The Evolution of Editorial And Journalistic Comics PDF
    • Comics as Propaganda, Advocacy, Information, Pedagogy, and Graphic Medicine PDF
  • 06
    Section 5: Zines and Memoir
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    • Zines and Memoirs
    • Comics and the Zine Revolution PDF
    • Memoir As Genre And Sub-Genres PDF
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    Section 6: Innovation and Comics as Poetry
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    • Innovation and Comics as Poetry
    • The History Of Comics Innovation PDF
    • Comics as Poetry PDF
  • 08
    History Extras
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    • Racism, Sexism, Homosexuality, the 1940s and The Dragon Lady
    • African-American Representation in Comic Strips
    • Ebon: An African American Superhero from the Underground Comix Scene
    • All Negro Comics, 1947
    • Western Comics Essentials
  • Instructor(s)

    Instructor Bio:

    I'm a full-time writer available for hire in any number of fields. I have a feisty young kiddo who is my test subject for all the kids' comics I receive. I will happily review any comics sent to me. I especially like to review minicomics. Contact me at for more info or send your comics to: My address is: 815 B West Markham Ave Durham, NC 27701

    Rob Clough