I made “Everything Is Everything #1” on January 4, 2020, while drawing with friends at Curia in Gainesville, FL. It’s based on an idea about bagels and 90s pop culture that I sketched out in my journal a while back. Here are some photos of the pages. Be in contact if you’re interested in a copy.
Below, you’ll find a list of UF English faculty and graduate students who will be at the upcoming MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle. If I’ve missed your name or if you’re a UF English alum presenting at MLA and wish to be added to the list, please be in contact with Margaret Galvan (margaretgalvan at ufl dot edu).
It was an absolute pleasure to chat with Gina Gagliano and Alison Wilgus about comics and academia on their Graphic Novel TK podcast. They had great Qs that really got me thinking! Check out other episodes of their podcast; it encourages comics artists to think about different aspects of comic book publishing.
Article: Adjacent Genealogies, Alternate Geographies: The Outliers of Underground Comix & World War 3 Illustrated
My article, “Adjacent Genealogies, Alternate Geographies: The Outliers of Underground Comix & World War 3 Illustrated,” has been published in “The Counterpublics of Underground Comics” issue of iNKS (2019) that Leah Misemer and I co-edited.
Leah Misemer and I co-edited issue 3.1 of iNKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society! Thanks to Jared Gardner, Qiana Whitted, and all of the iNKS folks for making this happen.
My essay, “From Julie Doucet to Gabrielle Bell: Feminist Genealogies of Comics Anthologies,” has been published in the collection, The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place Inside Yourself (University Press of Mississippi, 2019). The volume won the 2019 CSS Prize for best edited collection!
For the first annual Comics Studies Society conference in 2018, I had the privilege of being in dialogue with a bunch of amazing women about how we might rethink comics history in ways that would center the experiences of women. The spark for this panel arose out of a series of exchanges on Twitter that made evident the still fraught position of women in comics studies—as Tahneer Oksman asked in a tweet: “What does it mean to be a woman writing about comics?”
My essay, “‘The Lesbian Norman Rockwell’: Alison Bechdel & Queer Grassroots Networks,” has been published in the “Queer about Comics” issue of American Literature 90.2 (2018). It was awarded the 2017 Crompton-Noll Essay Prize of the GLQ Caucus of the MLA, was named runner-up in the Norman Foerster Prize contest for best essay published annually in American Literature, and received an honorable mention from the Research Society for American Periodicals for their 2018-19 Article Prize. Additionally, the whole issue of the journal also won best special issue of the year from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.