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ImageTexT Special Issue: The Hernandez Brothers [UPDATE]
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ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies
Call for Papers
ImageTexT Special Issue: The Hernandez Brothers
Guest Editors, Christopher Gonzalez and Derek Parker Royal
For nearly thirty years the Hernandez brothers (Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario) have created comics that have expanded beyond superhero and sci-fi, bringing so-called “alternative” comics to the fore. Their fictive worlds are as sprawling and complex as Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, and more scholars are beginning to take a closer look at their comics, specifically Love and Rockets. In keeping with this interest, ImageTexT will devote a special issue to the works of the Hernandez Brothers. This volume will seek to explore a multitude of theoretical perspectives that may further illuminate the brothers’ oeuvre. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Their influence on other graphic novelists, alternative comics, or mainstream comics
All essay submissions should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes. Contributors should format submissions based on the MLA Style Manual, 3rd edition, and use endnotes. Authors will be responsible for securing copyright permission for all images used.
Address all inquiries, and submit all completed manuscripts, to the guest editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the words “Hernandez Special Issue” in the subject heading.
Deadline for final manuscript submission is
ImageTexT is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of comics and related media published by the English Department at the University of Florida with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information on ImageTexT, please visit http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/.