In Part Two, Dr. Kevin Cooley examines Frink’s life and other comic strips to provide evidence and context for Lucy and Sophie Say Goodbye queer imagination.
The forgotten cartoonist George O. Frink (1874-1932) laid the groundwork for over a century of queer cartooning, created the comics’ first lesbian couple in 1905, and shared their tragic fate of death in an asylum 27 years later.
How can digital comics help to tell refugee stories without erasing the actual refugees in the process?
In this guest post, Monica Gerrafo examines the designing of Mary Jane Watson’s dress for her 1987 wedding to Spider-Man and the implications of both’s live-action and on-the-page presence.
Drs. Brian Cremins and Brannon Costello sit down to discuss their recent edited comics studies collection, The Other 80s: Reframing Comics’ Crucial Decade
Discussing the intersection of collecting and desire, superhero sex, and avoiding spoiler aversion with Dr. Anna Peppard.
Exploring how NYC grafitti and Gilbert Hernandez seek to DESTROY ALL LINES.
The third and final part of our round table on comics paratexts, looking at digital comics and representations of the digital in comics.
Part two of our round table on comics paratexts looks at ads, peritexts, and disruptive backmatter.
Part One in our three part roundtable on comics paratexts focuses on letter columns.
In the 12th installment of our series of talks with comics scholars and teachers, we talk with Dr. Rebecca Wanzo, about her new book, the difference between caricature and stereotype, and not remembering a beginning of a political consciousness.
New and different, but not all-new and all-different, adaptation and change in superhero comics as narrative mutation.,
Part Four in a four-part scholarly round table examining the intersections of sound and comics.
Part Three in a four-part scholarly round table examining the intersections of sound and comics.
Part Two in a four-part scholarly round table examining the intersections of sound and comics.
Part One of a scholarly round table exploring the intersection of sound and comics.
In the 11th installment of our series of talks with comics scholars and teachers, we talk with Dr. Marc Singer about his new book Breaking the Frames, the state of comics studies, and which is worse, recommending someone watch Aquaman or read Kingdom Come.
Our 2018 Year-End Meta Post considers the role of the personal – both identificatory perception and the labor of writing itself – in scholarship.
In the 10th installment of our series of talks with comics scholars and teachers, we talk to Dr. Margaret Galvan about comics archives, keeping a spreadsheet of a comics collection, and the importance of research into grassroots periodicals in the study of queer comics.
An overview of Mind the Gaps 2018 – the first annual conference of the Comics Studies Society.
In the 8th installment of our series of talks with comics scholars, we talk to doctoral student Francesca Lyn about collecting, autobiographical comics, and stand-up comedy.