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July 11, 2020

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Swine Before Pearls: Pugad Baboy

Pugad Baboy May 15, 1988 – Jun 4, 2013 Philippine Daily Inquirer Author: Pol Medina, Jr. Pol Medina Jr.’s “Pugad Baboy” (lit. “Pig’s Nest”) is one of the most successful comic strips in the Philippines in terms of revenue and influence. The series started in one of the country’s established daily broadsheets, the Philippine Daily

Frozen #1 and Disney’s Shifting Position on Parody

Frozen #1 (review) (Joe’s Books, July 2016) Writer: Georgia Ball Disney Enterprises Inc (“Disney”), a multinational entertainment company based in the United States, have apparently licensed the rights to produce a comic book based upon its commercially successful animated motion picture, entitled “Frozen” (2014). There is nothing remarkable about the two stories contained in this

Pixelated Images, Obscenity, Japanese Manga, and The Inspiration of Detention

“What is Obscenity?” (Koyama Press, May 2016) Writer: Rokudenashiko We start this article by noting it is not a review: we have not yet received a copy of the graphic novel, “What is Obscenity?” But we look forward to doing that, and in any event the stir surrounding Rokudenashiko and her work is of itself

The Five #1: The Birth of 21st Century Archetypes

The Five #1 (review) ( Mysteria Maxima Media, April 2016) Writer: Laith Tierney An independent publication from Australia, issue one of “The Five” explores the creation of a modern Illuminati. Members of this secret society are a pantheon of sorts: a god of international money markets, a god of global fame, a goddess of pornography,

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