Call for Book Reviewers for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Ongoing
The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics is a peer reviewed journal published four times a year covering all aspects of the graphic novel, comic strip and comic book, with the emphasis on comics in their cultural, institutional and creative contexts. Its scope is interdisciplinary and international, covering not only English language comics but also worldwide comic culture. The journal reflects interdisciplinary research in comics and aims to establish a dialogue between academics, historians, theoreticians and practitioners of comics. It therefore examines comics production and consumption within the contexts of culture: art, cinema, television and new media technologies. The journal includes all forms of ‘sequential imagery’ including precursors of the comic but in the main emphasis will be on twentieth and twenty-first century examples, reflecting the increasing interest in the modern forms of the comic, its production and cultural consumption.
The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Book Review Editor is looking for one time and ongoing reviewers who are interested in reviewing books on comic and graphic novel scholarship. Reviews of single books are typically 600-1,000 words in length, while review essays of two books combined are usually up to 1,500 words. Reviews are due within six weeks of receiving the book.
Here is a complete list of books currently needing reviewers:
- Aliceheimer's Alzheimer's Through the Looking Glass by Dana Walrath (2016, Penn State University Press)
- The Art of Comic Book Writing: The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories by Mark Kneece (2015, Penguin Random House)
- Beyond Bombshells: The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture by Jeffrey A. Brown (2015, University Press of Mississippi)
- Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger by Matt Forbeck with Alan Cowslip and Daniel Wallace (2016, DK Publishing/Penguin Random House)
- Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives edited by Chris Foss, Jonathan W. Gray and Zach Whalen (2016, Palgrave Macmillan)
- Documentary Comics: Graphic Truth-Telling in a Skeptical Age by Nina Mickwitz as part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels (2015, Palgrave)
- Heath Robinson: How to Live in a Flat / Heath Robinson: How To Be a Motorist by K.R.G. Browne (2015, University of Chicago Press)
- "How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?" Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs by Tanner Oksman (2016, Columbia University Press)
- Information Now: A Graphic Guide to Student Research by Matt Upson, C. Michael Hall and Kevin Cannon (2015, University of Chicago Press)
- Mechademia 10: World Renewal edited by Frenchy Lunning (2016, University of Minnesota Press)
- My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson's by Peter Dunlap-Shohl (2015, Penn State University Press) - Advanced Reader Copy
- Prodigy: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu, adapted by Leigh Dragoon and illustrated by Kaari (2016, Putnam/Penguin Random House) - NOTE: This will come with the first volume, Legend: The Graphic Novel
- Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure by Ryan North (2016, Riverbed Books)
- Seth: Conversations edited by Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace (2015, University Press of Mississippi)
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia by Pablo Hidalgo (2016, DK Publishing/Penguin Random House)
- The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction by Barbara Brownie and Danny Graydon (2016, Bloomsbury)
- Things to Do In a Retirement Home Trailer Park...When You're 29 and Unemployed by Aneurin Wright (2015, Penn State University Press)
- The Visual Narrative Reader edited by Neil Cohn (2016, Bloomsbury Publishing)
- What Would Captain Kirk Do? Intergalactic Wisdom From the Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise by Brand T. Snider (2016, Penguin Random House)
Alternatively, if you have a book you are interested in reviewing that is not on this list, please contact the Book Review Editor and she will seek out a complimentary copy for you to review. Reviewers may keep the book reviewed.
The Book Review Editor works with each reviewer to edit his or her review into the prescribed journal format (Chicago Style) prior to the online submission process.
If you wish to review a book or for more information, then please contact Michele Brittany, Book Review Editor at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org