SHOW NOTES: GG + QC Team-Up: Geeking Out About Squire
From the Grounded Geeks podcast / your co-hosts Aman and Lena
Ramadan Mubarak! We have an extra fun episode for you today…The Grounded Geeks and Quarantined Comics podcasts are proud to present a special team-up to talk about Squire, a new graphic novel by Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh. If you’re into girls with swords, commentary about racism, empires (both past and present), and oppression, then this is the book for you! Also if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Arab culture, this is also the book for you. And if you’re into awesome world building and good stories in general…you get the idea.
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Some links to help you geek out EVEN MORE:
- First off, if you’re obsessed with comics (or even dabble in them), go subscribe/follow/listen to Quarantined Comics right now!
Comics aren't just about superheroes in capes. Each week we'll discuss, debate, and nerd out on some of the medium's…
- NPR Here & Now: ‘Squire’ explores racism and oppression
- AV Club: Squire is a fantastical feast for the eyes with bold historical roots
- If you want to learn more about the Ottoman Empire, we would highly recommend this Netflix series called Rise of Empires: Ottoman
- Religion in the Mongol Empire
- We also touched on this subject that this video goes into more detail about:
- We mentioned the graphic novel Good Talk by Mira Jacob. You should check it out.
- Remember when we talked about Islamophobia? So this (involving the Marines and the movie 300) happened.
If you don’t already, you should follow the author (Nadia Shammas) & illustrator (Sara Alfageeh) of Squire