Tag Archives: 1980’s

1941: FDR and Captain America’s Shield

  Captain America recieving his trademark circular shield from FDR in June, 1941. From Captain America #255 (March, 1981) (Roger Stern, writer; John Byrne, artist). The shield’s history developed slowly. Originally, in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941), Cap carried … Continue reading

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1987: Basebenzi Masimanyane

Congress of South African Trade Unions: 1987 Calendar In 1987, COSATU conducted a two-day strike during the general elections in May as part of its Living Wage Campaign. More than 2.5 million workers took part. Later that month, their headquarters … Continue reading

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1989: Inferno Joe

Robert Sikoryak’s version of Dante’s Inferno as a series of “Bazooka Joe” comics (1989). Sikoryak has also done a version of The Scarlet Letter as a series of “Little Lulu” strips, a “Peanuts” version of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Crime and Punishment … Continue reading

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1986: Lower Manhattan

Yvonne Jacquette: A Glimpse of Lower Manhattan (Night) (1986)

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1989: Walking House

Laurie Simmons: Walking House (1989)

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1989: Drain

Robert Gober: Drain (1989)

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1973: Self-Translation

Born in Ireland, Samuel Beckett wrote almost exclusively in French after moving to Paris in 1939. He would then translate his novels and plays into English. He wrote the following sentence in his 1946 short story “Premier amour”: Personnellement je … Continue reading

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