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Volumes 13 and first set of Volume 14 articles now live
Posted by The Editors on 2024-02-14

We are happy to announce there's new content in the journal, corresponding to our 13th and 14th volumes. Both volumes include a variety of work by 13 international scholars with affiliations in academic institutions based in nine different countries. Volume 13 Within Volume 13, we start with a long-awaited collection edited by Alexandra Page Alberda (University of Manchester) [...]

Season's Greetings and Update on 2023 Submissions
Posted by Ernesto Priego on 2023-12-21

What a year it's been. It's been busy and exciting. Under normal circumstances we would have a new volume out by now. (Then again, what are 'normal' circumstances?). Alas, we don't. Yet. But we will, soon. Authors, reviewers and the editorial team worked very hard to try to get this year's submissions ready for publication before the end of 2023. Due to several factors (the number of simultaneous [...]

Call for Submissions. Special Collection: Graphic Biographical Fiction (Deadline: 31 August 2024)
Posted by The Editors on 2023-12-13

Call for Submissions   The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship Special Collection: Graphic Biographical Fiction   Special Collection Editors: Nancy Pedri (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) and Maria Juko (Independent Researcher)   Scholars have only recently turned a critical eye towards the [...]

The Lower Decks: A symposium on Janeway and Open Access Publishing
Posted by The Editors on 2023-08-30

The Lower Decks: A symposium on Janeway and Open Access PublishingLocation: Birkbeck, University of London, & streaming onlineDates: 07/09/2023 – 08/09/2023Cost: FreeRegistration: https://thelowerdecks.janeway.systems/signup Conference programme: https://thelowerdecks.janeway.systems/programmeIn celebration of the ten-year anniversary since the launch of the project of the Open [...]

Call for Book Reviews 2023
Posted by The Editors on 2023-06-02

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is seeking contributions to its book reviews section. The journal seeks 2,000- to 2,500-word scholarly reviews of academic publications on comics and graphic novels, historical to contemporary, global north to global south, in all comics cultures. We are looking for reviews that go beyond synopsis to thoughtful and critical engagement with [...]

Recording Now Available: Race & Disability in Comics - Prof Jonathan Gray @ City, University of London
Posted by Ernesto Priego on 2023-03-02

Professor Jonathan Gray delivering his seminar talk, "Social Depths: Representing Race & Disability in Comics & Graphic Novels", on Monday 20 February 2023 at City, University of London, UK. Many thanks to those of you who joined us for (or expressed an interest in) Prof Jonathan Gray's stimulating talk on race and disability in comics and City (in person or online) the other week. We had [...]

This Was 2022 (and Deadline Reminders, and Season's Greetings!)
Posted by Ernesto Priego on 2022-12-22

Hello! The end (of the year) is nigh... and we have now closed the 12th volume of The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship. Please note the journal will not conduct editorial processes between 23 December 2022 and 16 January 2023. We at the Comics Grid would like to wish you a pleasant and restful winter break, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This was 2022: Rani, S., [...]

Deadline Extended for the Conjuring a New Normal Special Collection [15th January 2023]
Posted by Ernesto Priego on 2022-09-20

CALL FOR PAPERS Conjuring a New Normal: Monstrous Routines and Mundane Horrors in Pandemic Lives and Dreamscapes  A Special Collection for The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship Deadline extended to 15th January 2023 [full papers; please indicate you are submitting to this special collection]   Publication: [...]

2022 Deadline Reminders!
Posted by The Editors on 2022-08-04

From summer 2022, we will be publishing two issues per volume:Winter – open submissionsSpring/Summer – special collection articlesThe journal has no deadlines for open submissions.Some special collections may have specific deadlines. You will find those in the calls for papers, which we publish in our news section. Other special collections might be ongoing.We publish all special collection [...]

New Special Collection: Rapid Responses
Posted by The Editors on 2022-04-11

We are happy to announce the publication of our latest special collection 'Rapid Responses: Comics in and of the Moment'. This special collection invited timely creative responses concerning how comics are used in generative ways as spaces for people to find community, as tools for dissemination of stories otherwise untold or voices unheard, as spaces for the processing of grief and the [...]

Open Submissions Closed Until 1st July 2022
Posted by Ernesto Priego on 2021-11-24

This is an update to our announcement of changes in our submission process from 24 May 2021.The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship remains closed for open submissions for the time being. The journal will reopen on 1 July 2022 to receive submissions for the Conjuring a New Normal: Monstrous Routines and Mundane Horrors in Pandemic Lives and Dreamscapes special collection. Before 1 [...]

Recording of our Fourth Webinar: The Comics Grid Webinar Series - Live Chats on Comics Scholarship - Wrestling Graphic Novels: A Comics Grid Webinar with Anna Marta Marini and Jessica Fontaine

Recording of our Fourth Webinar: The Comics Grid Webinar Series - Live Chats on Comics Scholarship - Wrestling Graphic Novels: A Comics Grid Webinar with Anna Marta Marini and Jessica Fontaine

Posted by Ernesto Priego on 2021-11-17

You can now watch the recording of our fourth Comics Grid webinar on Wrestling Graphic Novels organised on October 26th 2021. On this webinar co-hosted by Paula Clemente Vega (Open Library of Humanities) and Dr Ernesto Priego (editor, The Comics Grid; City, University of London) panelists Anna Marta Marini (Universidad de Alcalá) and Jessica Fontaine (McGill University) discussed the [...]