22.1 SPRING 2014

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CONTENT

MADNESS AND COMIC BOOKS: WHEN ARE COMIC BOOKS NOT ABOUT DISTRESS AND MADNESS?

William Penson

GIRLS COMICS SAVED MY LIFE – WELL PERHAPS NOT, BUT THEY CERTAINLY HELPED

Peter Beresford

‘ALL I NEEDED WAS TO GET IT OUT OF MY SYSTEM’: THE EARLY USE OF COMICS FOR MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY IN AMERICA

Joseph de Lappe

THE TALE OF ONE BAD RAT

Steve Bissette interviews Bryan Talbot

THE SOCIAL ASYLUM

Anika Ramholdt

EXCERPT FROM BINKY BROWN MEETS THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY

Justin Green

MADNESS IN THE WHEDONVERSE: HOW MENTAL ILLNESS IS PORTRAYED IN THE WORKS OF JOSS WHEDON  Jemma Tosh

THE INSANE ASYLUM IN COMICS: A BRIEF OVERVIEW

Sonia Soans and Pauline Sometimes

THE NORMALIZING POWER OF THE SINGLE-PANEL CARTOON

Sheree Bradford-Lea

GRAPHIC POEMS

Simon Wharne

THE COMPENDIUM OF SUPERHEROES AND ALTER EGOS

Liz Greenfield

THE MAD STUDIES STREAM

Brigit McWade and Lucy Costa

BOOK REVIEWS

Lisa Appignanesi

NEWS AND REPORTS

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