Call For Papers: The Comics Grid

Comics Grid LogoThe Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is inviting all authors to submit contributions to the journal.

The Comics Grid publishes one issue per year, with rapid publication as soon as articles are ready. Its purpose is to make original, media-specific contributions to the field of comics scholarship and to advance the appreciation of comic art.

They welcome submissions from graduate students, scholars, artists, teachers, curators, researchers, publishers and librarians from any academic, disciplinary or artistic background interested in the study and/or practice of comics or other related cultural expressions.

Submissions can cover any thematic field and approach as long as they fulfil The Comics Grid’s editorial guidelines, available here. For 2015, the editorial team, led by editor Ernesto Priego from City University London, have also identified 15 priority general thematic areas they encourage authors to consider:

  • Online comics, digital comics and comics in non-print platforms
  • Comics and print culture; comics and history of the book; comics and caricature
  • Comics and cultural value
  • Comics and libraries, archives; comics preservation; comics and the digital humanities
  • Data research on comics; data science and comics
  • Comics and international development; comics and human rights
  • Comics in languages other than English
  • Comics and translation
  • Comics as educational resources
  • Long-form and short-form non-fiction comics and comics journalism
  • Comics and science or scholarly communication
  • Comics fan networks on line and off line; amateur comics as fan fiction
  • Academic engagement with comics in comics or other visual forms
  • Women in comics; comics scholarship and feminism, gender studies
  • Comics and multimodality and transmedia; comics as immersive documents

Submissions can be sent throughout the year, however editorial deadlines for 2015 are 31st Marchand 31st October.

• For full information: http://www.comicsgrid.com/announcement/view/4

 

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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