Contributors to this issue
Sol M. Davidson
Sol M. Davidson is a member of the International Journal of Comic Art's Editorial Board. His published novels and his non-fiction books have covered a number of different fields: American business organization, folklore, sports writing, travel, tall stories, biography and, of course, comic strips. Until recently, he served as Education Chairman for the Town of South Palm Beach.
Tof Eklund is a Ph.D. student in the Comics Studies track in the English Department at the University of Florida. He is the author of the "Comics Studies" entry in Modern North American Criticism and Theory, a contributor to gameology.org, and co-editor of ImageTexT 4.1. His dissertation considers the role of the surface in comics, videogames, traditional printmaking, and rotoscoping.
Rex Krueger is a doctoral student in Literature and Media Studies at the University of Florida. His interests include: comics, word and image, pop culture, popular music, and film.
Graham J. Murphy
Dr. Graham J. Murphy teaches with Trent University's Cultural Studies Department and the Department of English Literature as well as Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. His work appears in The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction, Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction, Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, Foundation, Conspiracy Theories in American History: An Encyclopedia, Contemporary Novelists, and The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies. He also co-authored Ursula K. Le Guin: A Critical Companion with Susan M. Bernardo and is currently working on a manuscript on the intersection(s) of speculative/utopian fictions and the discourse of species, notably insects and insect communities.
Hanli Geyser is a PhD student in Digital Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa. Her research currently focuses on the use of the hyperlink in visual arts. She teaches Digital Theory in the postgraduate courses in the Digital Arts department at Wits, as well as photographic history and theory at the Market Photo Workshop.
Ellen M. Gil-Gómez is Associate Professor of English at California State University, San Bernadino where she teaches Chicano/a Cultural and Literary Studies and theory. She is the author of Performing La Mestiza: Literary Representations of Lesbians of Color and the Negotation of Identities (Garland 2001).
Stephen J. Lind
Stephen Lind is an Instructor in the School of Communication at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and a member of the Faculty for the University of Phoenix, Online. His scholarly interests include rhetoric and cultural studies.
Philip Nel is Professor of English and Director of the Program in Children's Literature at Kansas State University. His most recent book is Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature (NYU Press, 2008), co-edited with Julia Mickenberg.
Patrick Lynn Rivers
Patrick Lynn Rivers is Associate Professor of Visual and Critical Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the author of Governing Hate and Race in the United States and South Africa (2008) as well as articles appearing in media studies and socio-legal studies journals.
Katherine Shaeffer received her B.A. from New College of Florida and is now a Master's student in the English department at the University of Florida. Katherine studies comics and Early Modern literature, and is working on a project analyzing the visual rhetoric of presentations of alchemical transmutation. One of her long-term goals is to develop a critical framework designed specifically for the academic study of webcomics.
John Van Hook
John Van Hook is a Librarian at the University of Florida. He is completing an English translation of P. Marovelli, E. Paolini, and G. Saccomano's Introduzione a Paperino: la fenomenologia sociale nei fumetti di Carl Barks.
Joseph Witek, Professor of English at Stetson University, is the author of Comic Books as History: The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar (1989), editor of Art Spiegelman: Conversations (2007), and has published a number of other influential works in comics theory and criticism.