I am experimenting with Patreon as an alternative framework for discussing and disseminating ideas influenced by my academic background.
I create written, spoken, and video content on comics and books and focus on a different topic each month.
PATREON PROJECT #1
has two parts: a) an essay on Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea cycle in Hungarian and b) an audio / podcast on the same topic in English.
The project is about showing that vulnerability is gradually becoming a central topic of the six books of the cycle.
I talk about the ethics of vulnerability (which is a key idea in my upcoming book, Comics and the Body), and then I show how this works in the second book of the cycle, The Tombs of Atuan. I tried to give many examples and no spoilers.
PATREON PROJECT #2:
Contrary to the myths inherited from the 80s and later, the graphic novel was not invented or made popular exclusively by Will Eisner or his manager. In my latest Patreon project I dig into the origins of the graphic novel format and I also explore the origins of the term.
I explore the 1970s with the help of Paul Williams’s book, Dreaming the Graphic Novel, and tell you about it in a visual form.