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Journal Monitor 02: New Publications on Comic Books

The Journal Monitor is a subcategory of the regular Monitor. It is an irregularly published overview of issues of international journals on comics studies as well as special issues on corresponding topics. The introductory texts and/or tables of contents come from the respective websites.
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IJOCA (International Journal of Comic Art) 20.2 (2018)

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  • John A. Lent: A 20-Year Harvest of Comic Art Scholarship: International Journal of Comic Art 1999-2018
  • Rob Rogers: Six in a Row? That Has to Be Some Kind of Record!
  • Haydon Manning, Robert Phiddian: The Editorial Cartoon’s Fading Impact – The State of Play in Australia at the Federal Election of 2016 and Beyond
  • John A. Lent: The New Wave of Investigative Cartooning in South Korea
  • Benjamin Wai-ming Ng: Drawing Chinese Political Cartoons in Japan: Blessing in Disguise or Trade-off?
  • Leonard Rifas: The Politics of Underground Comix and the Environmental Crisis
  • Richard Scully: Mark Knight vs Serena Williams – Crossing the Line: Offensive and Controversial Cartoons in the 21st Century – “The View from Australia” – Part Two
  • Lim Cheng Tju: Morgan Chua (1949-2018) and Political Cartooning in Singapore
  • Sara S. Elmaghraby: Cartooning Poverty: Are Cartoonists Helping Sustainable Development in Egypt?
  • Jose Alaniz: “Hippies” and Pacifism in Igor Kolgarev’s Militariisk Comics
  • Milind Ranade: Discovering Tom Browne and His Postcards
  • Jeffrey SJ Kirchoff: Beyond the Printed Page: Dementia, Graphic Medicine, and Digital Comics
  • Janis Breckenridge, Maia Watkins: Reading Between the Lines: Drawing on the Horrors of Disappearance in “Un asesino anda suelto”
  • Mike Rhode: A Chat with Izar Lunacek of Slovenia
  • Izar Lunacek: A Brief History of Slovenian Comics
  • Melanie Hernandez: Currier & Ives’s Darktown Series: Recovering White Social Capital through Violent Satire
  • Tomasz Zaglewski: Superhero Sentimentalism. Analyzing the Social Media Nostalgia for the First Wave of American Comics in Poland
  • Jean Braithwaite: Navigating Jimmy Corrigan: Time, Space, and Puzzles, Including Pagination
  • Marlene Pohle: A Cartoonist Chronicler of Cartoonists’ Confabs
  • William H. Foster III: March Graphic Novel: “American History Lives Again”
  • Steve Danziger: Malice, Metaphysics, and Mengele – Holocaust Motifs and the Renunciation of Evil in EC Horror Comics
  • Robyn Johnson: Bishie Man or Woman, It Matters Not: Grotesque Resistance to Heteronormative Love in Yu Wo’s 1/2 Prince
  • Citlaly Aguilar Campos: Liminality and Meta-fiction in Comics: The Ayotzinapa Case by Augusto Mora
  • Joilo Batista Freitas Cardoso, Caio Mattos Moreira Cardoso: The V Mask in Translation: From Commercial to Subversive Systems
  • Ken Junior Lipenga: Intersections of Sex and Violence in Preacher
  • Ignacio Fernandez Sarasola: Crime News: Blaming Comic Books for Crimes Committed During the “Golden Age”
  • J.T.H. Connor: Behind the Scenes of the “War in Comics” Exhibit: An Interview with Canada’s Andrew Loman and Irene Velentzas
  • Paola Moreno Izaguirre: Art Toy as Anatomical Sketch
  • Northrop Davis: Legendary Hollywood Designer Syd Mead’s Important Contributions to Landmark Anime
  • Barry Pearl: Charles M. Schulz: Cartoons Without Peanuts

Studies in Comics 9.2 (2018)

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  • Joshua Gowdy: Meaning from Movement: Blurring the Temporal Border between Animation and Comics
  • Carolina Martins: Unfolding and Crossing the Augmented Space: Metaleptic Tools and Processes within Graphic Narrative Installations
  • Tara McInerney: Doujinshi and Comiket: A Day of ‘Hare’
  • J. B. O’Ready: Exploring the Borders between American, Muslim, Female and Superhero Identities with Kamala Khan
  • Stella Oh: Colonial Hauntings in Lynda Barry’s One Hundred Demons
  • Paul Fisher Davies: Goffman’s Frame Analysis, Modality and Comics
  • Nancy Pedri: Breaking Out of Panels: Formal Expressions of Subjectivity in Ellen Forney’s Marbles and Una’s Becoming Unbecoming
  • Lauranne Poharec: Focalized Split Panels: Bridging the Borders in Comics Form
  • Golnar Nabizadeh: An Interview with Shaun Tan

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9 (2018)

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  • Esther De Bruijn, Kelsey Hughes: Millennial Capitalism’s Vampires: The South African Graphic Novel Rebirth
  • Tomasz Żaglewski: ‘A Joke less Killing’. Animated Remediation of a Comic Book as an Extra-mediation
  • Cord A. Scott: Cold War Politics, Cuba, and Spy vs. Spy
  • Dominic Davies: Graphic Katrina: Disaster Capitalism, Tourism Gentrification and the Affect Economy in Josh Neufeld’s A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge (2009)
  • Olivia Albiero: Between Free Movement and Confinement: Overcoming Boundaries in Simon Schwartz’s Drüben! and Colleen Frakes’s Prison Island
  • William Schulte, Nathaniel Frederick: Black Panther and Black Agency: Constructing Cultural Nationalism in Comic Books Featuring Black Panther, 1973–1979
  • Francesca Battaglia: Gender Boundaries in Saiyūki by Kazuya Minekura: The Queer Family as a Model of Leadership
  • Buket Akgün: Mythology Moe-ified: Classical Witches, Warriors, and Monsters in Japanese Manga
  • A. J. Paylor: “Hello World!” Gwenpool: Marvel’s Camusian Absurd Hero
  • Francesco-Alessio Ursini: ‘Alla Ricerca dei Plumcake Perduti’: Visual Metaphors, Satire, and Intertextuality in Zero Calcare’s fumetti
  • Vera J. Camden, Valentino L. Zullo: Wonder Woman and the Public Humanities: A Reflection on the 2016 Wonder Woman Symposium
  • Vera J. Camden, Valentino L. Zullo: Truth, Justice, and the Amazonian Way: An Interview with Greg Rucka
  • Phil Jimenez: Wonder Woman, Feminist Icon? Queer Icon? No, Love Icon
  • Trina Robbins: Babes in Arms
  • Melanie Elizabeth Gibson: Rising from the Ashes: Making Spaces for new Children’s Comics Cultures in Britain in the 21st Century
  • Genevieve Valentine: Empire of a Wicked Woman: Catwoman, Royalty, and the Making of a Comics Icon
  • Vera J. Camden, Valentino L. Zullo: Wonder Woman Symposium Roundtable
  • Chris Gavaler, Leigh Ann Beavers: Clarifying Closure

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies 10.2 (2018-2019)

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  • Jon Holt: What You See Is What You Get: Visualizing Hypocrisy in Umezu Kazuo’s Manga Cat-Eyed Boy
  • Rui Lopes: “must we all remain helpless?”: Superman vs. the Nuclear Threat in the Late Cold War
  • Russell McConnell: Historical Avant-Garde: How Marcia Williams Recreates Shakespeare’s Theater in the Comics Medium
  • Kai Mikkonen, Olli Philippe Lautenbacher: Global Attention in Reading Comics: Eye-movement Indications of Interplay between Narrative Content and Layout
  • Nicholas Wirtz: Beyond Words: The Visual Demands of Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde
  • Asuka Yamazaki: “Only the Winner is Allowed to Live”: The Concept of Cannibalism in Attack on Titan

The Comics Grid 9 (2019)

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  • Ken Junior Lipenga: The New Normal: Enfreakment in Saga
  • Paul Fisher Davies: New Choices of the Comics Creator
  • Pat Grant: The Board and the Body: Material Constraints and Style in Graphic Narrative
  • Enrique del Rey Cabero: Beyond Linearity: Holistic, Multidirectional, Multilinear and Translinear Reading in Comics
  • Melanie McGovern, Martin Paul Eve: Information Labour and Shame in Farmer and Chevli’s Abortion Eve
  • Ian Hornsby: …Comic Books, Möbius Strips, Philosophy and…