THE NEW SCUM: Kabooooom, One Year Later.

THE NEW SCUM: Kabooooom, One Year Later.

  Greetings, This month Kabooooom celebrates a year of being an idea that a trio of nerds thought would be an honorable undertaking. The site wouldn’t launch until the end of September 2011 but it all started on sweaty July days that began with serious discussion and usually ended in alcohol and video game-fueled debauchery. […]

THE NEW SCUM: What is "Comics Journalism?" Part 2

THE NEW SCUM: What is “Comics Journalism?” Part 2

In part two of this series, Pierce tackles comic book criticism and opinion writing. Is there a higher function to writing about comics than simply bellyaching about stuff you don’t like? For part one of this column, click here. What about comic book criticism? With every art form, there comes some form of critique. Fans […]

THE NEW SCUM: What is "Comics Journalism?" Part 1

THE NEW SCUM: What is “Comics Journalism?” Part 1

In this installment, Pierce talks about the definition of “comics journalism” and considers our hunger to know everything first and ask questions later. This is the New Scum. What is journalism? Merriam-Webster defines journalism as “the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media.” That makes it sounds like ust about any blog […]