Category: Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels

Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

[ 0 ] April 14, 2016 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 14, 2015: New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Joshua Dysart has written about serial killers, about superheroes, and about the supernatural. Now, with Living Level-3, he brings his talent for dark themes to the real-life humanitarian crisis in Iraq. […]

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ISLAMiCommentary/TIRN Featured in New SSRC Report ‘Religion, Media and the Digital Turn’

ISLAMiCommentary/TIRN Featured in New SSRC Report ‘Religion, Media and the Digital Turn’

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 17, 2015:  We at the Duke Islamic Studies Center are pleased to announce that the work of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project (ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN) has been highlighted in a new report by the Social Science Research Council — “Religion, Media and the […]

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Imprisoned Iranian Cartoonist  Fights for Justice and Her Life (#Draw4Atena)

Imprisoned Iranian Cartoonist Fights for Justice and Her Life (#Draw4Atena)

[ 1 ] September 21, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 21, 2015: Earlier this month, twenty-eight-year-old Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghandani was awarded the Courage in Editorial Cartooning award by the Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI).  Ms. Farghandani herself could not be there to accept the award because she is […]

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France’s Muslim “Problem” in Postwar Comics

France’s Muslim “Problem” in Postwar Comics

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

CLICK ABOVE IMAGES TO ENLARGE SLIDESHOW Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 19, 2015: According to the French Council for the Muslim Religion, France saw a four-fold increase in anti-Muslim violence and threats in the first half of this year — roughly the period […]

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Pakistani Graphic Novel Combats Extremism via Comics App

Pakistani Graphic Novel Combats Extremism via Comics App

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015 |

“The challenge in Pakistan is to reach the target audience with our message before the extremist groups can push them towards a hard conversion to their ideology. With most recruits, this happens somewhere between age 12-18, while subtle indoctrination begins much earlier. We think showing the true face of terrorists and the end results of […]

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“Ms. Marvel” and ISLAMiCommentary Contributor A. David Lewis Among Eisner Award Nominees

“Ms. Marvel” and ISLAMiCommentary Contributor A. David Lewis Among Eisner Award Nominees

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 24, 2014:  ISLAMiCommentary contributor A. David Lewis, PhD, is one of six nominees for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the Best Scholarly/Academic Work category for American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).  His monthly ISLAMiCommentary columns “Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels” can be […]

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“All In and All Out”: Examining Islam in G. Willow Wilson’s Graphic Novels

“All In and All Out”: Examining Islam in G. Willow Wilson’s Graphic Novels

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 15, 2015: When Publishers Weekly called G. Willow Wilson “a talented young writer” almost a decade ago, they likely had no idea of the superstar status she would earn over the next several years. Though Wilson is probably most […]

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Taking Shots at Those Who Call the Shots: Muslim American Political Cartoonist Katie Miranda Speaks Up

Taking Shots at Those Who Call the Shots: Muslim American Political Cartoonist Katie Miranda Speaks Up

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 18, 2015: Currently based in Portland, Oregon, Katie Miranda is a Cartoonist-Calligrapher-Jewelry Designer-Illustrator-Activist. A hyphenate par excellence. “Comics and Dialogue” had a chance to talk with her about, among other things, her views on Islam and comics, Palestine and […]

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Ms. Marvel Delivers Real-World Punch Against Islamophobia & Hate Speech

Ms. Marvel Delivers Real-World Punch Against Islamophobia & Hate Speech

[ 3 ] January 28, 2015 |

“Good is not a thing you are. It’s a thing you do.” – Ms. Marvel, Issue #5  Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 28, 2015: Since her debut in late 2013, the teen superhero Ms. Marvel has accomplished any number of fictional feats in […]

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Can We Handle the Truth About Torture?

Can We Handle the Truth About Torture?

[ 0 ] January 23, 2015 |

Real Life Lessons from 2011’s “Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story” Set in Guantanamo Bay “Aaron and Ahmed” cover (Vertigo Comics) Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 23, 2015: In his 2011 review of the graphic novel Aaron and Ahmed: A Love Story, set […]

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