Art: Les Cahiers du Musée de la bande dessinée:
edited by Thierry Groensteen, France. 1996-?.
Comicalités. Études de culture graphique: edited by Berthou Benoît. "entend interroger la spécificité ainsi que l'évolution des modes d’expression, de production et de réception de la bande dessinée, de l'illustration, de la caricature, du dessin animé." 2013-present. PR
Comics Anno Jahrbuch der Forschung zu populär-visuellen Medien:
edited by Hans-Jürgen Kagelmann. 1991-1995.
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship:
edited by Ernesto Priego. "[This journal’s purpose is to make original, media-specific contributions to the field of comics scholarship and to advance the appreciation of comic art." 2011-present. PR
Comicforschung: edited by Eckart Sackmann. 2005-present.
Comic Art: edited by Laurence
Grove, Mark McKinney, and Ann Miller, and published
by Liverpool University Press.
"The first English-language scholarly publication devoted to the study
of European-language graphic novels, comic strips, comic books and
Historietas: Revista de estudios sobre la Historieta:
edited by José Joaquín Rodríguez and Manuel Barrero. Universidad de Cádiz, Spain. 2011-present. PR?
edited by Donald Ault; published by the
University of Florida, USA. Winter 2005-present. PR
cartoon and comic art studies: edited by Lucy Shelton
Caswell, and published by Ohio
University, USA. 1994-1997. (contents via MSU) PR
Journal of Comic Art:
edited and published by John Lent, Temple University, USA, Spring
Journal of Graphic Novels and
Comics: edited by David Huxley and Joan Ormrod,
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. 2010-present. PR
edited by Frenchy
Lunning, and published by University of Minnesota Press. "An Annual Forum for Anime, Manga and the Fan Arts. Mechademia’s subject area extends from manga and anime to game design, fashion, graphics, packaging, and toy industries, as well as a broad range of fan practices related to popular culture in Japan." 2006-present. PR
Nona Arte: Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas em Histórias em Quadrinhos:
edited by Roberto Elisio dos Santos and Waldomiro Vergueiro. "Divulgar artigos científicos sobre histórias em quadrinhos e temas correlatos resultantes de pesquisas acadêmicas desenvolvidas por pesquisadores do Brasil e do exterior, além de dar espaço a resenhas de publicações de caráter científico sobre quadrinhos publicadas no Brasil ou no exterior e de registrar o panorama de atividades (trabalhos acadêmicos, exposições, eventos, etc) sobre histórias em quadrinhos desenvolvidas no país.." Brazil. 2020-present. PR
Revista latinoamericana de estudios sobre la historieta:
edited by Irma Armas Fonseca. 2001-present. PR?
edited by James Bucky Carter. "[P]ublishes research- and practioner-based articles covering all intersections of comics and education, from pre-kindergarten to post-secondary studies, from a variety of disciplines." 2010-present. PR
Scandianvian Journal of Comic Art:
edited by Ralf Kauranen, Erin La Cour, Rikke Platz Cortsen, and Fredrik Strömberg. "Although global in its scope, publishing high quality research despite national or regional boundaries, the journal is rooted in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and has the ambition to reflect and incite discussion in the field of comics studies in these countries." Spring 2012-present. PR
SIGNs – Studies in
edited by Fabio Gadducci. "Focusing on Comics (or, in contemporary
jargon, Graphic Novels), from modern times up to the early decades of
the 20th century." 2007-1012? PR
in Comics: edited by Julia Round, Chris
Murray, Dean Chan, and M. Thomas Inge;
published by Intellect. "[A]ims to describe the nature of comics, to
identify the medium as a distinct art form, and to address the
medium’s formal properties." 2010-present. PR
edited by Antonio Moreno, Spain. 2001-present
following journals do not specialize in comic art but have been know to
publish articles on this and/or related subjects:
Adaptation: "academic articles, film and book reviews, including both book to screen adaptation, screen to book adaptation, popular and ‘classic’ adaptations, theatre and novel screen adaptations, television, animation, soundtracks, production issues and genres in literature on screen." PR
Animation: edited by Maureen Furniss. "[T]he first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to animation history and theory.." Fall 1992-present. PR
edited by Jan
Baetens, Belgium. 2000-present. PR
Culture: See also "Bibliography of Comics Articles in the
Journal of Popular Culture" PR
Studies in American Humor:
Affiliated with the American Humor Studies Association PR?
textimage: 2007-present. PR?
Transformative Works and Cultures:
"the academic arm of the nonprofit fan advocacy group Organization for Transformative Works" PR
Word & Image: Affiliated
with the International
Association for Word & Image Studies / Association
pour l'Etude des Rapports entre Texte et Image (IAWIS/AIERTI)
Journals which have published special
devoted to comic art:
Century Studies 13/14 (December 1975): Politics in Cartoon
(November 2004): L'étude de la bande
dessinée; Belphégor 5.1 (December 2005): L'étude de la bande
English Languange Notes 46.2 (Fall/Winter 2008): Graphia: The Graphic Novel and Literary Criticism.
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
6 (Spring 2005): Comics.
Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies 6 (Spring 2005): Special Section: Comic-Book Audiences. PR
Print: America's Graphic Design
Magazine 42.6 (November/December 1988): Comics: A Special Issue.
Philosophy Now 73
(May / June 2009): Comics & Philosophy issue.
PS: Political Science and Politics 40.2 (April 2007): The State of the Editorial Cartoon
Journal of Media Arts Culture 5.2 (September
2008): Reading Between the Panels
The Society of American Archaeology Archaeological Record 5.5 (November
2005): Cartoons in Archaeology (PDF).
Theory, Culture & Society 26.2-3
(2009): Special Issue on Ubiquitous Media
(some manga/anime content).
Transformative Works and Cultures 13 (2013): Appropriating, Interpreting, and Transforming Comic Books.
Florida's Conference on Graphic Novels (USA)
Comic Art & Comics Area, Popular Culture Association (USA)
(movable conference; comics papers also presented in the Asian Popular
Culture Area and other Areas)
Conference, University of Technology, Sydney,
Diego Comic-Con International, USA
Society for Humor Studies (varies)
Forum, The School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, USA -
formerly the International
Comic Arts Festival
(every three years): Festival
of Cartoon Art, Ohio State
International Bande Dessinee
Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University,
recent listed first)
January 31, 2009: Graphica
in Education: Graphic Novels come out from Under the Desk,
Fordham University Graduate School of Education, New York City
May 18-19, 2006: International Conference on Asian Comics,
Animation & Gaming, York University, Toronto
19-21, 2004: CRLMC
Mythology and Comic Book Art / Mythe et bande
Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France
May 8-9, 2004: La
linea inquieta. Emozione e
fumetto / The Troubled Line: Emotion and Irony in Comics,
12-13, 2000: Second
Graphic Novel, KU Leuven, Belgium.
May 9-10, 1998: Fumettopolis,
for Studying Comic Art - About Comics
Comic Art - Making Comics
Opportunities for Students
and Recent Graduate-Level Students
Foundation Fellowships from
The Library of Congress' Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for
Caricature and Cartoon. "To be eligible, one must be a candidate for an
M.A. or Ph.D. degree in a university in the United States, Canada or
Mexico and working toward the completion of a dissertation or thesis
for that degree, or be engaged in postgraduate research within three
years of receiving an M.A. or Ph.D." Annual award.
For University- and
Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship from
Cartoonists Society Foundation. "Applicants must be college students in
the United States, Canada or Mexico that will be in their Junior or
Senior year of college" during the next academic year.
Comics in Colleges & Universities
Comics in Primary, Middle &
Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel.
2007. Edited by James Bucky Carter. Urbana, IL: National
Council of Teachers of English.
Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2004. 218pp. ISBN 0325004757 (paper). Buy
Rourke, James. 2010. The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and Life. Libraries Unlimited.
L. 1983. Cartoons
the Classroom: A Reference for
Teachers and Librarians. Littleton, CO:
Libraries Unlimited. 181pp. ISBN 0872873579 (cloth). Buy
Rebecca L. and Catherine Barr. 2005. Popular
Series Fiction for Middle School and Teen Readers.
Westport, CT & London: Libraries Unlimited. 515pp. ISBN
1591582024 (hc). Buy
Thompson, Terry. 2008. Adventures in Graphica: Using
Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6. Stenhouse Publishers. 200pp.
Thurman, Mark and Emily Hearn. 2010. Get Graphic! Using Storyboards
to Write and Draw Picture Books, Graphic Novels, and Comic Strips.
Pembroke Publishers. 96pp.
Weblink: Cognitive Comics: A Constructivist Approach
to Sequential Art - "for the purposes of submission to the
the State University of New York College at Buffalo Office of
Comic Book Project - "an arts-based literacy and learning
initiative hosted by Teachers College, Columbia University
with materials published by Dark Horse Comics."
in the Classroom .net - and a Pop Thought interview with CitC.net's Scott
Educating with Comics, by Leonard
Rifas. AIGA Design Forum, posted June 28, 2005.
The Graphic Classroom,
by Chris Wilson. "Promoting the use of high quality comic literature in
the elementary, middle school, and high school classroom."
Weblink: The Maryland Comic Book Initiative
- see also Industry News via partner Diamond
Weblink: Teaching with Comics via