A look at the past year, comics collecting present, and a possible future for The Middle Spaces
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.
As the year ends, let’s look to 2018 and beyond by considering how comic book collecting and critical nostalgia shape The Middle Spaces blog.
An overview of the 2017 International Comics Art Forum conference in Seattle, WA.
The sixth in our conversations with comics scholars. This time with Dr. Aaron Kashtan, discussing the backlash against diversity, fun comics as worthy of study, and how you shouldn’t be ashamed to love My Little Pony.
The fifth in our conversations with comics scholars. This time with Dr. Andrea Gilroy, discussing how the tensions between image and text in comics reflect the messiness of identity, and how Ninja Turles and picture bibles might lead to being a comics scholar.
The latest in our conversations with comics scholars: this time Dr. Brian Cremins talks comics and nostalgia as pitfall and strategy in (re)constructing personal and historical narratives.
The third in our series of talks with comics scholars; this time we talk letters columns, graphic medicine, and keeping comics studies fun with Dr. Leah Misemer.
The second in our on-going series of interviews with comics scholars.
An overview of the 2016 International Comics Art Forum conference in Columbia, SC.