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November 18, 2012
Stephanie McMillan, author of The Beginning of the American Fall, will be at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, November 18 at 1pm.
McMillan will be part of the presentation “Comics and Social Change”. From political revolution and memoir to same-sex marriage, comics and graphic novels are tackling real-world social change on all fronts in 2012. Sometimes it comes from mainstream comics publishers who began addressing social issues in the 1960s and 70s, as with DC and Marvel Comics storylines touching on racism and sexual politics. Recently it’s come from more surprising sources, as Archie Comics, once the last enforcer of the Comics Code, has now featured gay characters and an Occupy Riverdale storyline. And memoir, the most popular genre for graphic novels in traditional publishing, has brought stories of stigmatized identity and political conflict to an increasingly wide readership. The reputation of the medium as a forum for socially conscious literature is growing, as its themes and authors continue to diversify along the lines of gender, racial, sexual, ethnic and political identity.
January 30, 2012You can read the article -- in German or translated into English -- on the Der Spiegel website.