May 2017 - Archive

Under the hood - articles from the past.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Converse All Star Comix!

A gift from my lovely wife... customized Converse All Stars!



...wear what you love, love what you wear!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Comics Studies Society

I'm honored to have been recently elected to the executive board of the Comics Studies Society by its membership. As your new Member At Large, I will strive to promote comics studies at the institutional level, at conferences and conventions, comic shops and web forums, in the streets and on all planes, trains and public transportation (where I have often discussed comics with the curious strangers looking over my shoulder at what I'm reading).






Thank you for your vote of confidence, and I look forward to serving the CSS over the next two years!

To join the Comics Studies Society, visit our website: http://www.comicssociety.org/membership/



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

iNKS Vol. 1, No. 1 - Comics and Methodology


I'm very proud to be a part of the debut issue of iNKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society.

     
     

In it, I moderate a roundtable discussion entitled “Comics and Methodology” between Bart Beaty, Scott Bukatman, Henry Jenkins and Benjamin Woo. The discussion first took place at the 2016 Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, and was then edited (by both Woo and myself) and expanded for the first issue of iNKS. The panelists discuss the various methods involved in both teaching and researching comics as well as how interdisciplinarity is involved, the state of the field of comics studies and academic publishing therein, different audiences targeted by comics scholarship and more.

The roundtable can accessed via Project Muse (access required):
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/651963/summary 

To join the Comics Studies Society:
http://www.comicssociety.org/membership/