Our March 2012 banner is by Lewis Trondheim, and Dr Michael Hill offers some pointers to approach his work.
Michael Hill provides an introduction to Rumiko Takahashi’s celebrated series Ranma 1/2. By looking at shifts and changes in manga genre and gender reception that led to the creation of new subgenres and cross gender audiences, this post offers a starting point for further research on the representation of gender and sex in the popular narratives from Japan.
Michael Hill looks at a splash panel orchestrated by Roy Thomas, Keith Pollard, Chic Stone and Carl Gafford for The Mighty Thor #299 (1980), an adaptation of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung from the The Ring of the Nibelung cycle. In his first contribution to the Comics Grid, Hill describes the splash panel’s ability to point simultaneously towards the past and the future.