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Courtesy of Gabby Rivera

While growing up in the Bronx, writer Gabby Rivera would sit at her grandmother’s dining table listening to stories from her “sheroes” — the women in her family. Gabby infused elements from her own life into America Chavez, Marvel Comics’ first queer Latina superhero with her very own series. 

Cartoonist Breena Nuñez Peralta draws her experiences in comics

Feb 13, 2019

The success of the movies "Black Panther" and "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has a lot of people talking about diversity in the comics industry. And, in the Bay Area, Oakland cartoonist and educator Breena Nuñez Peralta explores narratives rarely touched on in mainstream cartoons.

99% Invisible: Speech Bubbles

Apr 13, 2018

Author of Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, cartoonist and theorist Scott McCloud has been making and thinking about comics for decades. His classic volume explores formal aspects of comics, the historical development of the medium, its fundamental vocabulary, and various ways in which these elements have been used.

The Spot: Changing Colors in Comics

May 28, 2017
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Photo by Joen Madonna

 

If you’ve read the San Francisco Chronicle in the last 15 or so years, you probably saw something unique. Once a week, the paper published an illustration called “All Over Coffee” that showed a fresh view of San Francisco, accompanied by words of random insight. 

Weekend Go-Tos for October 14, 2016

Oct 14, 2016
Artwork by Dave Gibbons & John Higgins

We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.  

 

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Weekend Go-Tos for September 4, 2015

Sep 4, 2015

A reminder that this weekend, BART’s Transbay Tube will be closed between Embarcadero and West Oakland stations. To help you out, we have put together a short set of recommendations of things to do, no matter what side of the tube you find yourself. Here are your Weekend Go-Tos.

The Berkeley-born writer Ariel Schrag was first published while she was still a student Berkeley High School in the late 90s. Schrag gained success after writing a series of four autobiographical coming-of-age graphic novels - one about each year of high school. In the mid-aughts she wrote for television - including the Showtime series The L Word. She recently finished her first novel Adam and is currently living in Brooklyn. 

Step inside Berkeley's Dark Carnival of books

Aug 13, 2013

Berkeley’s Dark Carnival Book Store is hidden on a small commercial strip on Claremont Avenue. Inside it’s a sci-fi and fantasy lover’s dream. The owner for 37 years, Jack Rems, guesses that the store houses 25,000 books, lining the walls, staircases, and floor of the small store. KALW’s Dora Finklestein stopped by Dark Carnival and got a tour.

Musem of the African Diaspora

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