Gimbling in the Wabe – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Gene Luen Yang!

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Okay, I have to admit, I find last week’s announcement of the 2016 MacArthur Fellows (and their subsequent awarding of the generous – to the tune of $625,000-no-strings-attached generous – Genius Grants) to be incredibly exciting. One expects microbiologists, computer scientists, human rights lawyers, chemists, and the like to be named MacArthur Fellows, sure.  And [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Sneaking Into Comic Book Fandom by the Side Door

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Every Wednesday is notable at my house, because it is the day that new releases hit the shelves of our local comic book store (waves at the guys at Comic Book College on Hennepin Ave). Fairly recently – within the last couple of years – my daughter and I have both become comic book fans.  [….]