A Colorblind America?: Inaugural Imagery in March: Book Two

In March: Book Two by John Lewis, recurring images of President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration interrupt the central narrative set within the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s. I’m interested in how these images function, what message they send, particularly in regards to the ending of the book, where such an image is quickly followed […]

Religion or Transaction? Thematic Analysis

The hollow and fickle nature of transactional relationships is a central theme throughout Will Eisner’s graphic novel, “A Contract with God”. The short stories work consecutively to explore this theme, starting from a relatively simple example and becoming more nuanced and ethically dense. The first short story, “A Contract with God,” introduces the theme with […]