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.

Monday, November 21, 2022

IJOCA 24-1 is shipping, and here's the Table of Contents

 Almost 800 pages! Also available electronically!

IJOCA Vol. 24, No. 1 Spring/Summer 2022

Editor’s Notes
John A. Lent
Ishinomori Shōtarō: Teaching the Art of the Manga Panel
Ramie Tateishi
More or Less Hearing: Representations of Deafness in Marvel Comics
S. Leigh Ann Cowan
Satire in the Wake of “Woke”: A South African’s Woes
Compiled by John A. Lent
Comics as Resources of Meaning in a Prevention Campaign for Covid-19 in Mexico: Susana Distancia and Escuadrón de la salud [Health Squad]
Citlaly Aguilar Campos
Kaiser, King, and Caricature: Franz Joseph in British Cartoons, 1848-1916
Richard Scully and Mathew Paterson
“Who Is This Gallant Girl of Greatness?” A Chat with Brian Biggs about My Hero
Mike Rhode
Vilma Vargas, Female Political Cartoonist: A Rarity in South America
John A. Lent with Geisa Fernandes
The Names and the Nameless -- People Who Make Up the City: A Reading of Harsho Mohan Chattoraj’s
Kolkata Kaleidoscope
Abinsha Joseph and Smita Jha
“Not on Your Tintype”: The Emperor of Japan as Depicted by William Gropper
Paul Bevan
Poetry Comics as Artifact: The Visual Poetics of Sprawl
Felix Cheong
Cliff Dwellers in Hogan’s Alley: R. F. Outcault and the Ashcan School
Michelle Ann Abate
Pride, Pain, and Punishment: Cacofonix as a Model of Resilience in The Adventures of Asterix
Lisa Mansfield, Jessica Stanhope, and Philip Weinstein
Metafiction and Ecuadorian Graphic Novel: The Case of El ejército de los tiburones martillo (2019)
by Fabián Patinho
Alvaro Alemán and Eduardo Villacís
Qahera: The Webcomic, Not the City: Reception and Popularity
Hayat Bedaiwi
Discussing The Art of Living with Grant Snider
Mike Rhode
It’s Like You’re There: Experiencing Sounds, Giongo, and Gitaigo in Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
Kay K. Clopton
An Essay
We Are Nothing
Michel Matly
Early Chinese Portrayals in Western Political Cartoons from the Mid-19th Century
Harry Jiandang Tan
Unique Beijing Comics Coffee House and Its First Exhibition: A Picture Story and Mini-Catalogue
Xu Ying
Mobility of Monstrous Mermaids in Manga
Patrick Ijima-Washburn
Similarities and Differences Between Mexican Friki Culture and Geek Culture in the United States
Nadiezhda Palestina Camacho Quiroz
Comic Art Academic Monograph Publishers
compiled by Mike Rhode
Maia Kobabe in Conversation: Banned Books, Queer Stories, and Gender Queer: A Memoir
Kathleen Breitenbach
Contemporary Rebellion in Tsutsui Testuya’s Yokokuhan
Motoko Tanaka
The Manhua Specialized Press in China: 40 Years of Reform and Opening Up
Laetitia Rapuzzi
Introducing SG Cartoon Resource Hub, a New Site for Exploring Singapore Cartooning
CT Lim
Anime as Witnessing--“Violet Evergarden” and the Trauma of Memory
Barbara Greene
Goodbye, Bob (and thanks for all your words about pictures!): A Far Too Brief Appreciation of the Life and Times of Robert C. Harvey, Comics’ Premiere Pundit
Daniel F. Yezbick
Defining the Graphic Novel
Jakob Dittmar
An Essay
Odd Taxi, Animal Farm, and Satirical Distance
Brent Allison
Long Answers to Simple Questions: An Interview with Ben Hatke
Jason DeHart
Meet Sergio Peçanha, Washington Post Visual Essayist
Mike Rhode
A Chat with Ted Anderson: “I Work in My Head”
Mike Rhode

Book Reviews
Superheroes and Excess, an Oxymoron: A Review Essay - Eric Berlatsky
Jeremy Dauber. American Comics: A History, by Charles Henebry and Lee Williams, p.661.
Catriona MacLeod. Invisible Presence: The Representation of Women in French-Language Comics, by María Márquez López, p.662.
Nancy Pedri. A Concise Dictionary of Comics, by John A. Lent, p.666
Felix Cheong and Eko. In the Year of the Virus, Felix Cheong and Arif Rafhan. Sprawl: A Graphic Novel, by Cheng Tju Lim, p.668.
Rich Johnson. The Amazing Spider-Man: Web-Slinger, Hero, Icon, by Chris York, p.670.
Damien MacDonald. Anatomy of Comics: Famous Originals of Narrative Art, by Cord A. Scott, p.672.
Katherine Kelp-Stebbins. How Comics Travel, by Kenneth Oravetz, p.676.
Terence McSweeney. Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon, by Jason D. DeHart, p.678.
Mark McKinney. Postcolonialism and Migration in French Comics, by Elke Defever, p.680.
Jim Lee and Paul Mounts. The Uncanny X-Men Trading Cards: The Complete Series, by Cord A. Scott, p.682.
Norah Lucía Serrano, ed. Immigrants and Comics: Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis, by Elke Defever, p.687.

Exhibition Reviews

A Review Essay
Chicago: Center of the Comics Universe, by José Alaniz, p.691.
A Review Essay
Good Humor, Bitter Irony, by Tony Wei Ling, p.709.
Festival report
European Comics Festivals Return to Angoulême and Haarlem, by
Barbara Postema, p.717.
A Review Essay
Fumetto Opens Up Again in 2022, But Underwhelms, by Wim
Lockefeer, p.731.
A Review Essay
Curator’s Notes on “Icons of American Animation,” the Exhibition,
by Robert Lemieux, p.740
Curator’s Notes on “Jim Morin: Drawing and Painting,” An Exhibition of Political Cartoon Drawings and Landscape Paintings, by Martha H. Kennedy, p.751.
R. Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, and Sophie Crumb: Sauve qui peut! (Run for Your Life), by Gerald Heng, p.753.
“Painting with Light: Festival of International Films on Art.” National Gallery Singapore. July 1, 2022. Suenne Megan Tan, executive director, by John A. Lent, p.764.

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