Book Reviewers: Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics

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:

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: mcbrittany@gmail.com