Professor Charles Hatfield, Assistant Professor of Children's Literature,
Department of English, California State University, Northridge, has
published widely in comics theory and criticism, and his new book "Hybrid
Lit: Tension and Innovation in Comic Art, 1980-2000," a study of the
revitalizing and redefining of comic art in comic books and graphic novels
since 1980, with a strong emphasis on alternative comix, is forthcoming from
the University Press of Mississippi.