Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'Aaron and Ahmed'

About all of it, and broadly, because that is how I’ve been thinking about it: in broad terms. And think about it I certainly have. In fact — and I do not mean this in any hard core academic sense (though maybe I should profess otherwise) — I’ve thought and spoken about this class far […]

Read Full Post »

Aaron and Ahmed was the first comic book, or graphic novel, that I had ever read. Needless to say, I was completely distracted by the pictures, and I missed a very important detail the first time I read it. The main character’s last name is Goodman, which then caused me to think about whether or […]

Read Full Post »

9/11 report and Aaron and Ahmed

Both Aaron and Ahmed and the 9/11 Report felt like something completely new and surprising to me. I had never thought of comics as a medium to explore real historical events and even less tragic events such as terrorist attacks. I suppose that the use of a comic book format seeks to reach a broader […]

Read Full Post »

Why All the Love?

Continuing off of the momentum of my previous post, I want to mention something from Aaron and Ahmed by which I’m incredibly intrigued. That something is, of course, the relationship between Aaron and Ahmed. And when I say “relationship,” I don’t just mean the fact that they’re together for virtually the entire book. The attention […]

Read Full Post »

… how many times I said the word “sex” during my presentation.  Also, the words “vulnerable” and “um.” I’ve seldom in my life felt as preachy as I did during my presentation yesterday. I realized later that this is because I feel very strongly about what I was evaluating. Now, instead of continuing to talk […]

Read Full Post »

I hate this book

I don’t hate this book because of the format. Although I am not particularly familiar with graphic novels, I enjoy the irony of a tale presented in such a medium in which the characters are afraid to look at images because those images might spark a hidden memory or impulse. I hate this book because […]

Read Full Post »

“A Graphic Adaptation”

Since we’re now beginning discussions of the graphic novel Aaron and Ahmed, I’ve shared with you on Google Docs a couple of excerpts from the “graphic adaptation” of the 9/11 report. Here, as well, is the link to the actual 9/11 Commission’s Final Report.  

Read Full Post »

        

Read Full Post »