Journal Monitor 17: New Publications on Comic Books

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European Comic Art  16.2

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  • Domingo Sánchez-Mesa, Jan Baetens: “Intermediality and Comics”
  • David Miranda-Barreiro: “Intermediality and Transmedial Thanatography in Jacobo Fernández Serrano’s Lois Pereiro: Breve encontro”
  • Daniela Kuschel: “‘Between Stage and Page’: La vida es sueño as Comic Book”
  • Nicoletta Mandolini, Giorgio Busi Rizzi: “Brazilian Trans Artivism, Comics and Communities, between Digital and Print: The Cases of Pequenas felicidades trans and Transistorizada


ImageText  14

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Issue 1:

  • Alexander Slotkin, Laura Gonzales: “Technical Storytelling: Comics and Community”
  • Mónica González Ybarra, Idalia Nuñez: “Zines from the Borderlands: Chicanx/Latinx Pre-service Teacher Multimodal Critical Reflections”
  • Emma Kostopolus: “Skillshare and Guerrilla TechComm: Zines in the Technical Writing Classroom”
  • Kristin C. Bennett: “Bam! Pow! Zap! Battling Systemic Ableism in Technical and Professional Medical Communications through the Application of Graphic Medicine Grounded in Disability Justice”

Issue 2:

  • Seamus O’Malley: “Superpowerlessness: Hellblazer and Thatcher”
  • Nao Tomabechi: “The Silk Road to Better Representation: Marvel’s Silk and the Progress of Asian American Female Representation”
  • Yi Wang: “’Memories Are Powerful Things’: Exploring Post-Incarceration Trauma Through Young Adult Comics”



Gothic Studies 25.3

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  • Julia Round, Susanne Schwertfeger: “Introduction: Gothic and Comics”
  • Stuart Lindsay: “The Transgressive Bodies of Dark Horse Comics’ Aliens Line”
  • Mary Beth Tegan, Matthew Costello: “A Woman is Being Side-Kicked: Gothic Superheroes and the Suppression of Female Autonomy Amid Feminism’s Second Wave”
  • Matthew J. A. Green: “‘Keep it Gothic, Man’: Gothic and Graphic Medicine in Ian Williams’s The Bad Doctor
  • Tosha R. Taylor: “Gothic Doubling and Fractured Identity in Shōjo Manga: Yuki Kaori’s Angel Sanctuary
  • Catherine Spooner: “My Friend the Devil: Gothic Comics, the Whimsical Macabre and Rewriting William Blake in Vehlmann and Kerascoët’s Satania


Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society 7

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Issue 1:

  • Michelle Ann Abate: “Thinking Outside of the Box: Theorizing the Frameless Panel”
  • Jacob Murel: “An Exploration in the Digital Analysis of Comics Images”
  • Philip Smith: “Sandro Botticelli’s Visual Language in Illustrations of The Divine Comedy
  • Jenny Robb: “Preserving the Legacy of Black Press Cartoonists”

Issue 2:

  • Manuela Di Franco: “From Funnies to Adventures: Translation, Censorship, and Adaptation of American Comics in Fascist Italy”
  • Michael Kobre: “Disallowed Truths: Race, Shadow Books, and Captain America”
  • Elizabeth Woock: “The Graphic “I” in Research Comics”
  • Elizabeth Woock: “Visualizing the Author”
  • Natsume Fusanosuke, Jon Holt, Teppei Fukuda: “A Wide Range of Possible Expression from Tezuka’s Manga to Gekiga, from Azuma Hideo to Doraemon”

Issue 3:

  • Edmilson F. Miranda Jr., David Callahan: “(In)visible Interstices: Double-Consciousness and the Gutter in Brazilian Jefferson Costa’s Rosebush, Medal, Plantation and Other Stories
  • John Petrus: “Monstrous Beauty: The Alternative Aesthetic of Difference in Emil Ferris’ My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • Lara Saguisag: “Labor in the Margins: Filipino Comics Workers in the US Comic Book Industry”


Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 14

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Issue 5:

  • Abhilasha Gusain, Smita Jha: “A Visual Dialogue: Practising Hospitality through the reading of Graphic Narratives”
  • Enrique Del Rey Cabero: “Portrait of the comics artist as a failure. Conflicted authorship, metacomic and exercises in style in Kiko da Silva’s El infierno del dibujante
  • Tyler Welsh: “Lost in adaptation: (violent) frames in The Killing Joke
  • Arya Suresh, Sathyaraj Venkatesan: “‘Fog of Medication’: psychiatric drugs, neurochemical selves, and graphic medicine”
  • Ritam Sarkar, Somdatta Bhattacharya: “Urban comics and social justice: restructuring neoliberal spaces of Delhi in Sarnath Banerjee’s all quiet in Vikaspuri
  • Kazumi Nagaike: “Queer seduction in Japanese essay manga: an analysis of manga physicality and gay, lesbian and Fujoshi eroticism”
  • Anna Nordenstam, Margareta Wallin Wictorin: “Climate Activism – Contemporary Swedish Feminist Comics”

Issue 6:

  • Vikram Nijhawan: “’The lunatic, the lover, and the poet’: ambiguous three-way authorship in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman #19, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
  • Aishwarya Katyal, Neha Jain: “Behold the Virago: Iconography of goddess Kali and body politics in Someday by Samidha Gunjal”
  • Rafael Alarcón Medina: “Sensational comics: erotic comics, women, and popular subjectivity in neoliberal Mexico”
  • Pritesh Chakraborty: “Youth in peril: representation of vulnerability of young people in doga comic books”
  • Danielle Terceiro: “Three graphic memoirs and the ‘family mind’ in action”
  • Robert Aman: “Spirou in the Congo: colonial racism and civilising mission in journal de Spirou 1938-1960”
  • Abinsha Joseph, Smita Jha: “Lands that make us: decoding maps, landscapes, and identities in Aaniya Asrani’s Portraits of Exile
  • Sathyaraj Venkatesan, Arya Suresh: “Geography of madness: communitarian psychiatry and spatial logic in The Third Population
  • Katarzyna Machała: “Reading To Kill a Mockingbird two generations later: the graphic novel”