Tagged comic books

Far-away galaxies feel right at home at Calgary Expo

By Kent Wong, April 6 2018 —  At the end of April sits a four-day event that has steadily grown to be one of Canada’s largest fan conventions. From its beginnings in 2006 as a humble comic book convention, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo has quickly grown to captivate sci-fi, horror and other pop-culture…

New Music: Lights

By Hurmut Humayun, October 3 2017 —  Lights is an established force in alt-pop music circles. Moving away from her niche alt-pop sound, Skin&Earth is Lights’ attempt to reach a more mainstream audience. Though it’s her most commercially friendly work, the album remains true to her synth-pop origins. Each of the album’s tracks fit perfectly…

Get distracted this fall with a few good comic books

By Matty Hume, September 15 2017 — Textbooks are expensive, boring and have too many words. Reading them is for nerds. But do you know what’s cheap, cool as hell, filled with pictures and can hide conveniently between textbook pages? Comic books! Your brain deserves a break from the monotony of studying. Comic books allow…

2015 in review: Feminist comics lead the pack

By Melanie Woods, November 26 2015 — According to The Big Bang Theory, comic book shops are the kind of place where socially-awkward men gather to pick up the latest Batman or a replica Captain America shield. This is how we’ve thought of comics culture for decades. Rarely have comics — particularly by-the-issue series —…

University of Calgary researcher mixes comic books and academic thought

By Rachel Woodward, May 28 2015 — Most students view their dissertation as little more than a lengthy paper or research project standing in the way of graduating. The opposite is true for Nick Sousanis, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Calgary who wrote his entire thesis in comic-book form. The dissertation Sousanis wrote…

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