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 the scholarly content of books in the area of Comics Studies. Reviews do not have to be positive but should be respectful, well argued, and engage with current scholarship.

For full guidelines, please see

Please see the below list of academic books we have received at the journal and we can make available for review. You can submit an expression of interest to review any of these publications by emailing the editors.


[Crossed out titles have been already assigned and are no longer available for request].

Comics and Modernism. History, Form, and Culture 

Edited by Jonathan Najarian. January 2024

Contributions by David M. Ball, Scott Bukatman, Hillary Chute, Jean Lee Cole, Louise Kane, Matthew Levay, Andrei Molotiu, Jonathan Najarian, Katherine Roeder, Noa Saunders, Clémence Sfadj, Nick Sturm, Glenn Willmott, and Daniel Worden


Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos. New Perspectives on Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts

by Michelle Ann Abate, 2023


Asian Political Cartoons

by John A. Lent, 2023

Super Bodies. Comic Book Illustration, Artistic Styles, and Narrative Impact

by Jeffrey A. Brown, 2023


Comics and Nation: Power, Pop Culture, and Political Transformation in Poland

by Ewa Stanczyk, 2022


Beyond the Icon. Asian American Graphic Narratives

Edited by Eleanor Ty, 2022


Frames and Framing in Documentary Comics

by Johannes Schmid, 2021


Frames and Framing in Documentary Comics | SpringerLink


UK Feminist Cartoons and Comics: A Critical Survey

by Nicola Streeten, 2020


UK Feminist Cartoons and Comics: A Critical Survey |SpringerLink


Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement. Reframing History in Comics

by Jorge Santos Jr., 2019


All New, All Different?. A History of Race and the American Superhero

by Allan W. Austin and Patrick L. Hamilton, 2019



We also welcome proposals for reviews of academic books outside of this list. If you wish to review a specific academic book that is not on the list above, please contact us via email.

New available volumes may be added to this list as we receive them. Other academic publishers interested in the journal considering your Comics Studies titles, please get in touch!

In the case of multiple expressions of interest for the same book, book reviews will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and this list will be updated accordingly. Acceptance of proposal does not guarantee publication, as all submissions are subject to editorial review.  

Before submitting an expression of interest, please check previously published reviews here, and our submission information here. This is an ongoing call so there are no specific deadlines. The sooner the better of course!


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