Paper Girls: The Reference Database

Introduction: The Artist’s Statement One of the most heralded traits of Brian Vaughan’s graphic novel Paper Girls is its dedication to immersing its characters and its readers in the setting of the story: the early morning hours of November 1, 1988. The comic’s pages are flooded with references to the time period from the political […]

The Impact of Manga: When Promotional Comics Become the Backbone of Lore

This blog has previously touched on the basic definition and function of tie-in comics, which you can read here if you haven’t seen it yet. However, I wanted to share a specific instance where a tie-in comic not only expanded the lore of its universe, but evolved from just advertising the game it was created […]