New Digital Comics study Journal released

Co-edited by Daniel Merlin Godbrey, a leading light in the field of digital comics, the Digital Comics edition of the MeCCsa Networking Knowledge Journal is now online.

The Journal is hopefully of use for anyone studying the area of digital comics (including some crossovers between comics and theatre, and comics and gaming fandom).

MeCCSA is the subject association for the field of media, communication and cultural studies in UK Higher Education. Membership is open to all who teach and research these subjects in HE institutions, via either institutional or individual membership. The field includes film and TV studies, media production, journalism, radio, photography, creative writing, publishing, interactive media and the web; and it includes higher education for media practice as well as for media studies.

• You can view it here (or follow the links to specific articles below):


MeCCsa Networking Knowledge Journal – Volume 8, No 4 (2015)

Digital Comics

Guest edited by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Jayms Clifford Nichols

Table of Contents


Digital Comics: An Introduction PDF

Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Jayms Clifford Nichols 

Distinguishing Mediality: The Problem of Identifying Forms and Features of Digital Comics PDF

Lukas R. A. Wilde 

Bad Machinery and the Economics of Free Comics: A Webcomic Case Study PDF

Paddy Johnston 

Waiting for the Next Part: How the Temporal Dimensions of Digital Serialisation Have Changed Author-Reader Dynamics PDF

Gabriel Romaguera 

Approaching the Cognitive and Social Functions of World of Warcraft Fan-Comics PDF

Roger Dale Jones 

Hyper/Comics/Con/Text: Institutional Contexts and Interface Design in Online Educational Hypercomics PDF

Damian Duffy 

Performing ‘Readings’: The Interplay of Theatre And Digital Comics In Tezuka PDF

Mathias P. Bremgartner 

ISSN: 1755-9944

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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