Essay Collection: Comic Continuations and Adaptations

full name / name of organization: 
Margo Collins / Nadine Farghaly
contact email: 
m.bond-collins@snhu.edu

Comic Continuations and Adaptations

Although multi-media tie-ins to television series are not a new phenomenon, there has recently been an upswing in the number of continuations and adaptations in comic book form of science-fiction and fantasy television shows. Joss Whedon, for example, has authored and authorized graphic novels continuing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. The Sci-Fi channel’s Farscape has a series continuation beginning just after the end of the mini-series The Peacekeeper Wars. The CW’s Smallville has similarly moved to comic books, picking up where the series ended. Patricia Briggs’ popular urban fantasy novel series featuring Mercy Thompson is augmented by the graphic novel Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (2009).

We invite submissions on comic-book and graphic-novel continuations and adaptations of works in other genres, particularly television, film, and novel, for a multi-contributor essay collection.

The following categories suggest possibilities but are by no means exhaustive:
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Visual media
• Televisual vs. Print Media
• Gender
• Race
• Sexuality
• Romance
• Desire
• Domesticity
• Power
• Monstrosity
• Hybridity
• Heroism
• Villainy
• Memory

What to Send:

300 - 500 word abstracts (or complete articles, if available) and CVs should be submitted by September 1, 2013. If an abstract is accepted for the collection, a full draft of the essay (5000 – 8000 words) will be required by March 1, 2013. Please include "Comic Continuations: Submission" in the subject line

Abstracts and final articles should be submitted to:
Margo Collins: m.bond-collins@snhu.edu
Nadine Farghaly: nadine.farghaly@gmx.net

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