Date of Award
Rodney Buxton, Ph.D.
Comic con, Comic books, Feminism, Film
Comic books and comic book culture have always been a man's world - until recently. With the growing popularity of graphic novels, movies based off of comic books, and publishers creating more feminist-friendly work, the gender lines are blurring. The short documentary Encounter at Comic Con examines gender stereotypes, and attempts to challenge them. Traveling to Denver's first ever Comic Convention, filmmaker Carly Jerome interviews attendees, professional costume players, and then turns the camera on herself. Her findings are fascinating, but it is her personal journey during the three-day event that is most compelling.
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Jerome, Carly, "Encounter at Comic Con" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 316.
Received from ProQuest
Film studies, Mass communication