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)
- The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics & Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward & John Jennings (2015, Rutgers University Press) - NOTE: 2016 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work and the 2016 Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
- Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger by Matt Forbeck with Alan Cowslip and Daniel Wallace (2016, DK Publishing/Penguin Random House)
- Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia by Brian Cremins (2016, University Press of Mississippi)
- Chris Ware: Conversations edited by Jean Braithwaite (2017, University Press of Mississippi)
- The Comics of Herge When the Lines Are Not So Clear edited by Joe Sutliff Sanders (2016, University Press of Mississippi)
- Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives edited by Monica Chiu (2015, Hong Kong University Press)
- El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond: Graphic Narrative in Argentina and Brazil by David William Foster (2016, University of Texas Press)
- Frank Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism by Paul Young (2016, Rutgers University Press)
- 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)
- Hole in the Heart: Bringing Up Beth by Henny Beaumont (2016, Penn State University 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)
- Manga Vision: Cultural and Communicative Perspectives edited by Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou and Cathy Sell (2016, Monash University Publishing)
- Medievalist Comics and the American Century by Chris Bishop (2016, University Press of Mississippi)
- 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
- Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books During the Blockbuster Era by Drew Morton (2017, University Press of Mississippi)
- Peter Kuper Conversations edited by Kent Worcester (2016, University Press of Mississippi)
- 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
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia by Pablo Hidalgo (2016, DK Publishing/Penguin Random House)
- Things to Do In a Retirement Home Trailer Park...When You're 29 and Unemployed by Aneurin Wright (2015, Penn State University Press)
- What Would Captain Kirk Do? Intergalactic Wisdom From the Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise by Brand T. Snider (2016, Penguin Random House)
- The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture edited by Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray and Michael R Howard III (2016, University Press of Mississippi)
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: email@example.com