• 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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  • 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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  • Project GraphicBio: Interview with Dr. Candida Rifkind

    Project GraphicBio: Interview with Dr. Candida Rifkind0

    Professor Candida Rifkind has recently concluded a years-long project called Project GraphicBio at University of Winnipeg. Funded in part by a 2015-18 Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, she studied biographies in graphic form, with various groups of students for several semesters. I first heard about the project through

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  • Looking at Suffering: A Review of Ethics in the Gutter

    Looking at Suffering: A Review of Ethics in the Gutter0

    Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics Kate Polak The Ohio State University Press September 20, 2017 CONTENT WARNING: This book includes discussions of genocide, alcoholism, sexual assault, and racism, as well as images depicting blood, gun violence, animal cruelty, and lynching.

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  • Previously on Comics: Comics Was Only Mostly a Dumpster Fire This Week

    Previously on Comics: Comics Was Only Mostly a Dumpster Fire This Week1

    We’re going to start off this week with some good news for once. Remember a few weeks ago when we told you about our IndieGoGo campaign to fund WWAC’s move to a new web host? Well, the campaign was a roaring success, meeting 159% of our goal. Our sincerest thanks to everyone who contributed or

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  • Comics Academe: Hellos and Hildebrand

    Comics Academe: Hellos and Hildebrand0

    Editors Note: I am pleased to introduce the first article by a new Comics Academe contributor, Tiffany Babb, who will be sharing with us the view from inside academia, and specifically, the how she tackles the common academic dilemma of how to study comics when your institutional program does not have a comics studies program. Since

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