comics

Snotgirl: behind the green hair

January 31, 2018 Opinion

“Snotgirl” is a funny, yet bold comic that highlights adolescence and sparks a new carefree attitude in comic book writing. Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the author of the cult favorite, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” attracts its readers with its vivid colors, anime-like drawings and a storyline that keeps you guessing. The intrigue begins ...

Comics aren’t just for kids

April 19, 2017 Life

The Salon of Comic and Cartoon Art recently achieved official recognition as a student organization at San Francisco State University in fall of 2016. Working in facilities at SF State, tattooed and bespectacled Salon founder Jonny Pogorelskin, a retired cartoonist for the popular ‘80s and ‘90s hot-rod magazine “Car-Toons,” and long-time collaborator with cartoonist Ed “Big Daddy” ...

University encourages critical thinking with comics and zombies

February 21, 2017

SF State is offering new courses to give students a different approach to developing critical thinking skills this semester: Comics and zombies. Nick Sousanis, an award-winning graphic novelist, is teaching two new comics courses in the humanities department, including Making Comics in Liberal Studies and Comics and Culture. “I really like it,” said Lucre Tius, ...

SF State graduate creates San Francisco’s first comic book superhero

December 12, 2013 News

The Phenomenal Specter X, a creation of a SF State graduate, vigilantly watches over San Franciscans and keeps citizens safe from villains. Enrique Morales, a 2007 graduate from SF State with a bachelor’s degree in drama, is the creator of The Phenomenal Specter X, San Francisco’s first comic book superhero. Morales, born and raised in San Francisco, watched Batman, ...