Wonder Women through History

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines from Vaquera Films on Vimeo.

Short notice since I thought this was airing later, but tonight, in a new installment of PBS’ Independent Lens series of documentaries, is the nationwide TV premiere of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan‘s Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.  The movie looks at how depictions of female characters in popular media, especially superheroes, reflected changing attitudes towards women and women’s issues throughout American history, starting with the grandmommy of them all, Wonder Woman!

You can learn more about the film on PBS’s site for it, including additional air times.  PBS has an interview with the director as does Newsarama.

This double feature might’ve worked better if I’d posted a bit earlier, but PBS has a web-series called Off Book on new forms of artistic expression, and there’s one on Webcomics!

Lucy Knisley is an interviewee, and they show a whooole lot of xkcd and SMBC

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Weekend Webcomics

Most webcartoonists take the weekend off, causing webcomic-withdrawal symptoms among certain fans…  To help tide you over, here are some great comics that update on weekends!

American Elf

Copyright James Kochalka

James Kochalka has been keeping his daily journal comic American Elf since October 26th, 1998 (14th anniversary coming up!), keeping us up-to-date on the little details of his daily life, come rain or shine. Continue reading