Call for Book Reviewers for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

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Michele Brittany, Book Review Editor, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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Call for Book Reviewers for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

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 short list of books currently needing reviewers:

• Comics and Narration, Thierry Groensteen, translated by Ann Miller , University Press of Mississippi
• Comics and the U.S. South, Brannon Costello and Qiana J. Whitted eds., University Press of Mississippi
• Dave Sim Conversations, Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace eds., University Press of Mississippi
• Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman: Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose, Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker eds., McFarland & Company, Publishers
• From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe, Peter Y. Paik, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
• The Poetics of Slumberland: Animated Spirits and the Animating Spirit, Scott Bukatman, University of California Press
• Redrawing French Empire in Comics, Mark McKinney, Ohio State University Press

A complete, current list can be viewed at:

Alternatively, if you have a book you are interested in reviewing that is not on this short 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, would like to know what books are available for review, or for more information, then please contact Michele Brittany, Book Review Editor at the following email address:

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.