Comics & Media
A Special Issue of "Critical Inquiry"
Loaded with full-color reproductions of work by such legends as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, and Lynda Barry, the book addresses the place of comics in both a contemporary and historical context. Essays by such high-profile figures as Tom Gunning, N. Katherine Hayles, Patrick Jagoda, and W. J. T. Mitchell address a stunning range of topics, including the place of comics in the history of aesthetics, changes to popular art forms, digital humanities, and ongoing tensions between new and old media. The result is a substantial step forward for our understanding of what comics are and can be, and the growing place they hold in our culture.
Hillary Chute and Patrick Jagoda
Comics & Media
Car and Batman
W.J.T. Mitchell and Art Spiegelman
Public Conversation: What the %$&# Happened to Comics?
The Art of Succession: Reading, Writing, and Watching Comics
Hillary Chute and Alison Bechdel
Bartheses: Barthesian Doubt Edition
Joe Sacco and W.J.T. Mitchell
Charlie Chaplin and His Shadows: On Laws of Fortuity in Art
My Life as a Cartoon
Phoebe Gloeckner, Justin Green, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Carol Tyler
Panel: Comics and Autobiography
Moderated by Deborah Nelson
Sculpture, Stasis, the Comics, and Hellboy
Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Kristen Schilt
Of What Use Is an Old Bunch?
“This Is No Longer Dance”: Media Boundaries and the Politics of Choreography in The Steel Step
Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Seth, Chris Ware
Panel: Graphic Novel Forms Today
Moderated by Hillary Chute
A Language of Scratches and Stitches: The Graphic Novel between Hyperreading and Print
Arpía and Valiente
Françoise Mouly with Daniel Clowes, R. Crumb, Chris Ware
Talk on Blown Covers
Garland Martin Taylor
Out of Jest: The Art of Henry Jackson Lewis
Alison Bechdel and Hillary Chute
N. Katherine Hayles, Patrick Jagoda, and Patrick LeMieux
Speculation: Financial Games and Derivative Worlding in a Transmedia Era
Lynda Barry, Ivan Brunetti, R. Crumb, Gary Panter
Panel: Lines on Paper
Moderated by Hamza Walker
Comics as Media: Afterword
Books of Critical Interest
Foldout: Chris Ware, conference poster, “Comics: Philosophy and Practice,” May 2012
Foldout Seth, pages from George Sprott, 2009
On the cover: R. Crumb, rejected The New Yorker cover (2009).
Front and back endpapers: Seth, sketches of conference participants.
Designed by Marieke McClendon.