This special collection of papers is based on, or expands on the themes of the Creating Comics, Creative Comics symposium held in June 2018 at the University of South Wales, Cardiff.
The symposium focussed its attention on the materiality and practice of creating comics, and the particulars of storytelling in comics.
This special collection addresses these needs of the narrative and creative practices involved in comics creation from the point of view of the creators involved in the production and creation of comics and extends the conversations begun at the symposium. The issue contains work which either details these experiences as a practice as research or practice-led research perspective or appear as formulations of these ideas applied to the analysis of established creative case-studies.
Under editorial direction from Geraint D'Arcy (University of South Wales) and Brian Fagence (University of South Wales) with editorial support from Ernesto Priego (City, University of London), this collection covers the dilemmas and potentials of construction and creation, ideology and authorship, philosophies and embodiment, histories and practices for The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship. The papers are diverse and interdisciplinary and all of them place the creator centrally to their exploration.