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Fanbase Feature: An Interview with Dr. Theresa Rojas on the ‘Quince’ Study Guide and Integrating Inclusive Comics into the Classroom

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Dr. Theresa Rojas (Modesto Junior College, The Latinx Comic Arts Festival) about her passion for the comic book medium, her work on the study guide for Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition, how she integrates more inclusive comics into her educational work, her forthcoming work in graphic medicine, and more.

Host: Barbra Dillon

Special Guest: Dr. Theresa Rojas (Modesto Junior College, The Latinx Comic Arts Festival)


Dr. Theresa Rojas is a professor of Literature and Language Arts at Modesto Junior College, as well as a published author and artist. In her work in academia, Theresa teaches literature, creative writing, composition, and comparative media, with a specialty in post-1945 Comics Studies and Visual Culture. She is also the Founding Director of the Latinx Comic Arts Festival.

This month’s sponsor: All episodes of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast this month are sponsored by the Collector’s Paradise. Since 1994, Collector’s Paradise has owned and operated three comic book stores in the Southern California area which are uniquely equipped to handle mail order and shipping because of their years of online subscriptions, eBay and online sales, and 3 stores’ worth of inventory. In addition, be sure to check out the shops’ new opportunity, Collector’s Paradise Curated, which offers bundles of graphic novels and comics – by publisher or age appropriateness – that are curated for customers. The graphic novels are discounted at least 20% and include 2-3 free comics, all with FREE shipping.

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