This ongoing special collection presents work relating to translation in and of comics, with the aim of bringing more scholarly attention to the structures of translation and distribution of comics written in languages other than English.
David Bowie died on 10 January 2016. On 14 March 2016, inspired by the need to respond to Bowie’s death from a comics studies perspective, we invited authors and artists to submit contributions for a special collection of papers offering alternative scholarly approaches to Bowie and comics.
Over the last forty years, the fields of jazz studies and comic studies have gained currency within the academy and have been enriched by interdisciplinary approaches. The New Jazz Studies has invigorated the discipline beyond its musicological roots, while Comics Studies has thrived in the digital age. This collection aims to find meeting points between the disciplines.