“We welcome submissions from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives and are particularly interested in underrepresented areas of comics scholarship, such as women in comics and comics outside the Anglo-American region.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Cultures and/or experiences of work in the comics production, distribution, promotion, and consumption circuit
  • Theorizing the cultural work of comics casualization
  • Freelance labor, feminization, and other employment inequality and precarity
  • Histories of comics work, how production has changed over time
  • Professional identities and self-identifications in the comics industry
  • New workflow/publishing models for comics in the digital age
  • Case studies of particular national/regional/local comics production cultures
  • Analyses of autobiographical comics and/or fictionalized narratives about the life of the comic book artist

Chapter proposals from authors with both academic and industry/practitioner backgrounds are welcome. Prospective contributors should submit

1) an extended abstract of 300-400 words
2) an indicative bibliography
3) a short biographical sketch

no later than November 30 , 2014


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