On August 16, a special-themed issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (7.3)
has been published on the topic “Mediality and Materiality of Contemporary Comics”.
The issue is based on the Workshop of the same name, organzied by the Comics Studies Working Group (AG Comicforschung) of the German Society for Media Studies (Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft) that took place from April 24-26, 2015, at the University of Tübingen (an English conference report was given by Christian A. Bachmann and Stephan Packard).
Additional contributions are based on the Tübingen Winter Schools “Transmedial Worlds in Convergent Media Culture” (February 24-28, 2014) and “Transmedial Narratology: Theories and Methods” (February 23-26, 2016).
Not only the guest editors Jan-Noël Thon and Lukas R.A. Wilde are members of ComFor but also some of the contributors, Christina Meyer, Daniel Stein and Markus Oppolzer.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: mediality and materiality of contemporary comics
Jan-Noël Thon / Lukas R.A. Wilde
Understanding comics’ mediality as an actor-network: some elements of translation in the works of Brian Fies and Dylan Horrocks
‘Posing for all the characters in the book’: the multimodal processes of production in Alison Bechdel’s relational autobiography ‘Are You My Mother?’
Reaching an audience: the publication history of David Hine’s ‘Strange Embrace’
‘Mummified objects’: superhero comics in the digital age
Medial transgressions: comics – sheet music – theatre – toys
Wandering the panels, walking through media: zombies, comics, and the post-apocalyptic world