International Journal of Comic Art blog

News about the premier academic journal devoted to all aspects of cartooning and comics -- the International Journal of Comic Art (ISSN 1531-6793) published and edited by John Lent.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

IJOCA's contents workaround

Our website is down, but you can see the contents of most of the issues at this link:

https://web.archive.org/web/20171026090502/http://www.ijoca.com:80/

Monday, March 12, 2018

International Journal of Comic Art Vol. 19, No. 2 Fall/Winter 2017 table of contents

International Journal of Comic Art Vol. 19, No. 2 Fall/Winter 2017
Editor's Notes
John A. Lent
1
Applying the Lasso of Truth to The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson
8
Of Politics and Presidents in William Moulton Marston's Wonder Woman
Trina Robbins
46
Saudi Arabia's Role in Advancing Comics
Afra S. Alshiban
51
Re-imagining the Ku Klux Klan in Chinese Media through the 1950s
Patrick Nash
78
The Film Noir's Aesthetics in a Graphic Novel: The Case of Angelus Hostis (2012)
Wladimir Chavez Vaca
97
In the Past the Devil Has Won: Analysis of Seishi Kishimoto's Satan and Savior in 0-Parts Hunter
Robyn Johnson
124
Comics in an Unexpected Place: Mongolia
Dan Erdenebal
148
The History of Gay Male Comics in the United States from Before Stonewall to the 21st Century
Sina Shamsavari
163
Drawing Memories. The "Comics for Identity" Project in Argentina as an Ethical and Aesthetical Challenge
Pablo Turnes
202
Scalpels and Pens:
Tools of Brazilian Surgeon/Cartoonist Ronaldo Cunha Dias
John A. Lent
213
Women in Cartoons -- Liang Baibo and the Visual Representations of Women in Modern Sketch
Martina Caschera
224
By the Power of Lailies: History and Evolution of Women Characters in Bangladeshi Comics
Tahseen Salman Choudhury
253
A Tribute to Trizophrenia: Sport in Jef Mallett's Comic Strip "Frazz"
Jeffrey 0. Segrave
John A. Cosgrove
269
Wang Zimei and Sun Zhijun: Cartoonists Hidden in Chinese History
John A. Lent and Xu Ying
286
Peak TV and Anime: Why It Matters
Northrop Davis
311
Modular, Proportional, Patterning: Representation of Zhang Guangyu's Ornamental Style in His Comics
Hongyan Sun
341
History and Popular Memory. Alternative Chronicle of Mexico City in the Comics of Gabriel Vargas
Laura Nallely Hernandez Nieto
Ivan Facundo Rubinstein
357
Art and Avarice: Tracing Careers in the Indian Comics World
Jeremy Stoll
372
A Turkish Comic Strip: "Abdtilcanbaz"
Tolga Erkan
381
Pang Bangben: "This Old Man Can Do All Kinds of Art"
John A. Lent and Xu Ying
403
Major Lazer: Animation in Electronic Music as a Transmedia Resource
Citlaly Aguilar Campos
415
First Lesson of the Sea, Always Bring a Spare Pencil: Analyzing Navy Culture through Cold War Cartoons
Patrick Shank
428
Sequence Side of Cergam: A Case Study of "Kraman" by Teguh Santosa
Toni Masdiono and lwan Zahar
466
The Printed Word
John A. Lent
475
Book Reviews
John A. Lent
Janis Breckenridge
Mel Gibson
Michael Rhode
483
Exhibition and Media Reviews
Edited by Michael Rhode
493

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

International Journal of Comic Art 19-1 Table of Contents

International Journal of Comic Art
Vol. 19, No. 1 Spring/Summer 2017


Freedom To Cartoon: An Endangered Concept
A Symposium
Edited by John A. Lent
1
Global Infringements on the "Right to Cartoon": A Research Guide
John A. Lent
4
From Socialism to Dictatorship: Editorial Ideologies in Chilean Science Fiction and Adventure Comics
Camila Gutierrez Fuentes
71
La Figura del Presidente Salvador Allende.Caricatura Politica e Imagenes Fatldicas
Jorge Montealegre I.
87
Control over Comic Books in Spain during the Franco Dictatorship (1939-1975)
Ignacio Fernandez Sarasola
95
Early Censorship of Comics in Brazil and Spain and Their Use as an Educational Resource as an Escape
Cristiana de Almeida Fernandes, Vera Lucia dos Santos Nojima, Ana Cristina dos Santos Malfacini, and Maria da Conceicao Vinciprova Fonseca
130
Two Life Times and 15 Years: A Cuban Prisoner's Coping Through Cartoons
John A. Lent
159
American Infection: The Swedish Debate over Comic Books, 1952-1957
Ulf Jonas Bjork
177
Seduced Innocence: The Dutch Debate about Comics in the 1940s and 1950s
Rik Sanders
Translated by Melchior Deekman
190
Pioneers in Comic Art Scholarship
"Acquire the Widest Possible Comics Culture": Au Interview with Thierry Groensteen
John A. Lent
205
Pioneers in Comic Art Scholarship
The Multi-Varied, 50-Year Career of a Fan-Researcher of Comic Art
Fred Patten
219
Gutter Ghosts and Panel Phantasms: Horror, Haunting, and Metacomics
Lin Young
243
World War II in French Collective Memory: The Relevance of Alternate History Comics.
An Analysis of the Wunderwaffen Saga
Simon Desplanque
270
Genre Hybridity as the Scheme of the Comics Industry
Jaehyeon Jeong
290
On the Pastoral Imaginary of a Latin American Social Democracy: Costa Rica's El Sabanero
Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste
309
Between Fine and Comic Art. On the Arab Page: Much Connects Art and Comics in Egypt and the Wider Middle East
Jonathan Guyer
334
"Art Is My Blood": A Short Interview with Nora Abdullah, Pioneer Female Malay Comic Artist
Lim Cheng Tju
345
Comics Theory for the Ages: Text and Image Relations in Medieval Manuscripts
Jesse D. Hurlbut
353
Examining Film Engagement Through the Visual Language of Comics
R. Brad Yarhouse
384
Hemispheric Latinx Identities and Transmedial Imaginaries: A Conversation with Frederick Luis Aldama
Janis Breckenridge
405
In Search of the Missing Puzzle Pieces: A Study of Jimmy Liao's Public Art Installations in Taiwan
Hong-Chi Shiau and Hsiang-wen Hsiao
413
Far from the Maddening Crowd: Guy Delisle as Cultural Reporter
Kenan Kocak
428
Portrayal of Massacre: A Comparative Study between Works of Joe Sacco, Art Spiegelman, and Fumiyo Kono
Sara Owj
479
Toriko's Database World
Bryan Hikari Hartzheim
499
Beyond Images and Gags: Comic Rhetoric in "Luann"
Veronica Anzaldua
525
Happy Ike, The Pink Kid and the American Presence in Early British Comics
Michael Connerty
538
The Swedish Phantom: Sweden's Domestication of an American Comic Book Hero
Ulf Jonas Bjork
547
Start Spreading the News: Marvel and New York City
Barry Pearl
562
Honore Daumier: Caricature and the Conception/Reception of "Fine Art"
Jasmin Cyril
575
China's Cartooning in the War of Resistance against the Japanese Invasion
Zola Zu
586
Belgian bande dessinee and the American West
Annabelle Cone
595
The Printed Word
John A. Lent
620
Book Reviews
M. Thomas Inge
David Lewis
John A. Lent
Lim Cheng Tju
Janis Breckenridge
Benoit Crucifix
Christopher Lee Proctor II
Michael J. Dittman
Leslie Gailloud
627
Exhibition and Media Reviews
Edited by Michael Rhode
Maite Urcaregui
Pascal Lefevre
Keith Friedlander
647
Portfolio
655

Thursday, May 4, 2017

New in Paperback! - Asian Comics

Asian Comics
By John A. Lent
University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 978-1-4968-1301-5, paperback, $30

For Immediate Release

 

The first comprehensive overview of comics production and creativity in Asia

 

Now available in paperback, Asian Comics (University Press of Mississippi) dispels the myth that outside of Japan, the continent is nearly devoid of comic strips and comic books. Relying on his fifty years of Asian mass communication and comic art research, during which he traveled to Asia at least seventy-eight times, and visited many studios and workplaces, John A. Lent  shows that nearly every country had a golden age of cartooning and, recently, has witnessed a rejuvenation of the art form.

 

Organized by regions of East, Southeast, and South Asia, Asian Comics provides detailed information on comics of sixteen countries including their histories, key personnel, characters, contemporary status, problems, trends, and issues. As only Japanese comics output has received close and by now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the story of the major comics creators outside of Japan.  The nations covered here include China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

 

This book is the first comprehensive overview of Asian comics books and magazines (both mainstream and alternative), graphic novels, newspaper comic strips and gag panels, and cartoon/humor magazines. Lent has done exhaustive research on the subject and the volume is crammed with facts, fascinating anecdotes, and interview quotes from many pioneering masters, as well as younger artists.

 

Readers may be surprised to learn that Indonesia had a self-named graphic novel in 1965, that the revered King of Thailand solicited the drawing skills of a famous cartoonist to illustrate his books, that sexual and scatological cartoon magazines have thrived during Nepal's annual Cow Festival, or that a member of royalty, a national leader, and the founding heads of state in four countries drew those nations' first cartoons.

 

Liberally illustrated in some cases, with rarely seen images, and well documented with plentiful bibliographies, Asian Comics is a rich resource that will be of much interest to many types of audiences.

 

John A. Lent has founded and chaired or edited numerous organizations and periodicals, including Asia and Pacific Animation and Comics Association, Asian Research Center on Animation and Comic Art, Asian Popular Culture group of the Popular Culture Association, Asian Cinema Studies Society, Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei Studies Group, the International Journal of Comic Art, and Asian Cinema. He is the author or editor of seventy-six books.

 

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For more information contact Courtney McCreary,

Publicity and Promotions Manager, cmccreary@mississippi.edu
Read more about Asian Comics at http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1705

Monday, April 10, 2017

On sale now: The Lent Comic Art Classification System

Now available:

The Lent Comic Art Classification System

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Paperback, 146 Pages

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A worldwide classification system of comic art, including comic books, comic strips, animation, caricature, political & editorial cartoons, and gag cartoons based on John A. Lent's pioneering bibliographic work. Created in honor of Lent's 80th birthday.

For Lent's 70th birthday, a group of comics scholars got together and did a parody of his  International Journal of Comic Art -

Interplanetary Journal of Comic Art: A Festschrift in Honor of John Lent

http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-rhode/interplanetary-journal-of-comic-art-a-festschrift-in-honor-of-john-lent/paperback/product-726984.html

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

IJOCA 18-2 correction in Richard Thompson article

Richard Thompson actually passed away on July 27, 2016 and not July 28 as was incorrectly stated in "Remembering Richard Thompson (1957-2016)." The author regrets the error and apologizes to IJOCA's readers.

Mike Rhode
the author

International Journal of Comic Art 18-2 Fall / Winter 2016 is out

See http://www.ijoca.com for ordering details. On a personal note, I have a remembrance of my friend Richard Thompson in it.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART
Vol. 18, No. 2 Fall/Winter 2016

Pioneers in Comic Art Scholarship
My Drifting Manga Life
Frederik L. Schodt
1
Pioneers in Comic Art Scholarship
I Am Just a Comic Book Reader Who Became Curious ...
Waldomiro Vergueiro
20
Heroism Reversed: Graphic Novels About the Great War
Sylvain Rheault
33
A Collaborative Journey: Malcolm Whyte, Troubador Press, and the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco
Kim Munson
61
How the French Kickstarted the Acceptance of Comics as an Art Form in the US: the Books and Exhibitions of Maurice Horn
Kim Munson
111
A Brief History of the Translation of American Comic Strips in Pre-World War II Japan and the Origins of Contemporary Narrative Manga
Eike Exner
156
Gene Luen Yang's Graphic Bi-Bye to China/town
Sheng-Mei Ma
175
From Phylacteries to Balloons: Consequences of Epistemological Evolution in Pictorial  Representation of Discourse Support
Fabio Mourilhe
196
Food in Post-Soviet Russian Comics
Jose Alaniz
216
The Influence of Cartoon and Animation for the Elaboration of Visual Art in the Electronic Dance Music Genre
Citlaly Aguilar Campos
234
Hippies, Rogues, and Urban Losers: Subjects of the Indian Graphic Novel
Preeti Singh
258
Graphic Adaptations of Pride and Prejudice: Pastiche, Parody, and Intertextuality
Kirsten Mollegaard
280
Comics Journalism: An Interview with Josh Neufeld
Dominic Davies
299
Poetics of Sound and Death: The Function of Nature and Effects in Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
Kay K. Clopton
318
I Will Not Bow: Analysis of the Feminine Refusal of Hegel's Master-Slave Dialectic in Jnuyasha
Robyn Johnson
337
An Interview with English Comic Book Artist Arthur Ranson
Jeffery KJaehn
354
Remembering Her 50 Years in Japanese Girls' and Ladies' Comics: An Interview with Chikae Ide
Kinko Ito
367
The Neurotic Gaze: Jules Feiffer Seen Through a Feminist Lens
Amadeo Gandolfo
384
Violence Representation in Horror Comic Books
Edilaine Correa
403
Remembering Richard Thompson (1957-2016)
Mike Rhode
417
How Realism is Shaping Korean Webtoons
Alyssa Kim
421
"YES SIR!" 50 Years of Nationalism and the lndo-Pak War in Narayan Debnath's Bnatul the Great
Sourav Chatterjee
434
Fiction, Transmedia Storytelling, and Cartoons: The Life and Death of Re Bordosa
Luiza Lusvarghi
453
How a Shojo (a Japanese Girl) Transcends National Borders Through an Incestuous Body: Shojo Manga from the 1970s to the 2000s
Fusami Ogi
463
An Interview with Comic Book Artist Paul Gulacy
Jeffery KJaehn
479
Writing the Picture: Ramayana Narrative in a Graphic Novel Form
Varsha Jha (Singh)
488
The Next Generation of Comics Researchers
The Visual Ideograph: The Advent and Departure of the Abu Ghraib "Hooded Specter"
Joseph Hancuch
504
(YA)ru, (O)kasu, (I)kaseru: Do Him, Rape Him, Make Him Cum: Rape, Loss, and the Silence of Queer Identity in Boys Love Manga
Zac Clifton
516
The Printed Word
John A. Lent
531
Book Reviews
Jose Alaniz
John A. Lent
534
Portfolio
540