• The Harmful Pseudoarchaeology of Mythological Atlantis

    The Harmful Pseudoarchaeology of Mythological Atlantis1

    Having made its recent debut, Lost City Explorers is a brand new comic series by Aftershock Comics. In this series, siblings Helen and Homer Coates find themselves reeling from the sudden death of their archaeologist father, Dr. Tom Coates, who they believe has died in an underground work accident. That is until they find out

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  • Con(ference) Diary: CSS19 Comics/Politics

    Con(ference) Diary: CSS19 Comics/Politics0

    The Comics Studies Society held its second annual conference at Toronto’s Ryerson University over the last weekend of July. Drawing on the theme, Comics/Politics, CSS19 attendees from around the world participated in a conference that foregrounded Canadian comics scholarship and practice in plenaries featuring Tara Audibert, Cole Pauls, Camille Callison, Jillian Tamaki, and Fiona Smyth.

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  • Our Queer Older Siblings Will Guide Us: An Interview with the Queer Zine Archive Project

    Our Queer Older Siblings Will Guide Us: An Interview with the Queer Zine Archive Project0

    I am sick of articles and think pieces that tell us zines are back. The more I visit zine festivals, talk to zinesters, buy zines, and check out zine libraries, the more I realize that zines never left. Zines, and the people who make them, have grown, found new avenues to reach people, and continued

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  • Comics Academe: Calls for Action and CFP

    Comics Academe: Calls for Action and CFP0

    It’s been a banner year in Comics Studies, with new series, edited collections, and conferences debuting. And with the growing opportunities come the Calls for Proposals, Calls for Papers, and Calls for Panels.

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  • 4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All

    4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All4

    A few Christmases ago my mom got me a couple comic books she’d found in a bargain bin. Her thought was: “These are beyond mortal comprehension…better give them to Zoe.” I sat there with two issues of Gold Key’s Brothers of the Spear in my hands and thought, gosh, mom, I don’t know where to

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  • Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert

    Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert0

    Routledge will be publishing a series of scholarly texts on “Gender, Sexuality and Comics Studies,” as part of its Focus Collection, which offers quick publication of peer-reviewed work, of a length generally associated with a too-long chapter, or too-short monograph: 20,000 to 50,000 words including notes and references. The editor for the Gender, Sexuality and

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