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  1. Mar 2024
    1. Evenbefore his betrayal, though, he felt little identification with the colonists,writing that North Carolinians were the most “cowardly Blockheads[another word for lubber] that ever God created & must be used likenegro[e]s if you expect any good of them.”29

      blockheads as a synonym for lubber

      This gives new meaning to the use of "blockhead" in Charles Schultz' Peanuts (usually Lucy in reference to Charlie Brown).

      Recall Samuel Johnson's (1709-1784) aphorism:

      “No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.”

      Definition from Webster's Dictionary (1913):

      Block"head` (?), n. [Block + head.] A stupid fellow; a dolt; a person deficient in understanding.

      "The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head." —Pope.

  2. Aug 2023
  3. Jul 2022
    1. This also made me think of church bulletin ads, which all look the exact same way, except maybe it’s just a Catholic thing2?

      I thought of the same aesthetic as well, in part because it wasn't as "busy" as the comic book page aesthetic.

  4. May 2022
  5. Jul 2021
    1. I would rather see the scientists and the healers and the artists depicted in a heroic light.

      Why are so many villains in comic books depicted as scientists? Has this harmed the American psyche? Encouraged an anti-science temperament?

      Observation sparked, in part, to episode of Young Sheldon, Season 1 about Sheldon's eating issues.

  6. Jan 2021
    1. Why Do People love Kungfustory?

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  7. Jul 2020
  8. Jun 2020
  9. Apr 2020
    1. This is a comic book about intellectual property law and the public domain: https://law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/digital/.

      A well-designed graphic novel/comic book with a narrative that dives into intellectual property and IP law. An excellent introduction to copyright, illustrating use-cases throughout. Thought-provoking and entertaining reading on fair use and public domain.

  10. Jun 2019
    1. We Need to Talk, AIDr. Julia SchneiderLena Kadriye ZiyalA Comic Essay on Artificial Intelligence

      Un ensayo en cómic: esto pinta muy pero muy bien

  11. Jan 2019
  12. May 2017
    1. mediados del siglo XX

      Ha habido muchos cambios sociales desde que se publicó por primera vez "13, Rue del Percebe". ¿Puedes apreciar en los personajes femeninos del cómic alguna diferencia con respecto al papel que tienen hoy en día las mujeres en la sociedad?

      También algunas de las profesiones que aparecen en la historieta han evolucionado o desaparecido. ¿Ves alguna?

    2. crítica social

      La novela picaresca es un género literario que nació en España entre el Renacimiento y el Barroco. Este género rompió con la idealización y el sentimentalismo típicos del Renacimiento y se dedicó a satirizar las costumbres de la época y a dejar al descubierto cualidades como la hipocresía, la bajeza moral, el engaño o la miseria.

      A partir de este género se desarrolló el término "picaresca" como una forma de buscar el beneficio propio a costa de engaños o estafas. ¿Puedes apreciar esta característica en algún personaje del cómic? ¿Crees que es una característica que solo existe en España?

    3. 13, Rue del Percebe

      ¿Identificas claramente en el anuncio a todos los personajes del cómic o crees que no todos están bien representados?

    4. viviendas

      Si tuvieras que elegir, ¿en qué piso de los que aparecen en "13, Rue del Percebe" te gustaría vivir?

    5. personajes

      ¿Cómo describirías a los habitantes de cada vivienda? ¿Crees que tienen rasgos característicos que los diferencian entre sí?

  13. Mar 2016
    1. The original source of Alfred E. Neuman's face was probably a poster for a popular 1894 stage comedy called The New Boy.