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[issue] Volume 1, Issue 2

Posted 15 Feb, 2005

On behalf of Donald Ault, and the entire editorial and production staff, it is my pleasure to announce that the second issue of ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is now available.
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Overview:

The objective of ImageTexT is to advance the academic study of comic books, comic strips, and animated cartoons. Under the guidance of an editorial board of scholars from a variety of disciplines, ImageTexT publishes solicited and peer-reviewed papers that investigate the material, historical, theoretical, and cultural implications of visual textuality.

Vol 1, No. 2

The second issue of ImageText contains essays and transcriptions of artists' presentations from the 2002 and 2003 Conferences on Comics at the University of Florida. The following presentations from these artists are included in the second issue.

"Still asking, "Are We Having Fun Yet?"
--Bill Griffith

"Wimmin and Comix"
--Diane Noomin

"Comics on the Main Street of Culture"
--Eddie Campbell

-----------The introductory section features a preludium by Donald Ault on "Crumb, Barks, and Noomin: Re-Considering the Aesthetics of Underground Comics," as well as a "Memoriam for Will Eisner" by Charles Hatfield.

-----------The following essays are included in the second issue:

"London Khorographic"
--Julian Wolfreys

"Success at Last: Alan Moore and the Graphic Novel's Viable Bridge to the Fourth Dimension"
--Mark Bernard and James Bucky Carter

"Webcomics: the Influence and Continuation of the Comix Revolution"
--Sean Fenty, Trena Houp and Laurie Taylor

-----------The second issue has a review section consisting of the following:

"Review of Comic Strips and Consumer Culture by Ian Gordon"
--Joshua Paddison

"Review of Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibility of Oppositional Culture. Ed. John Alberti"
--Cathlena Martin

"Review of Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer"
--Sudha Shastri

"Review of The Rubber Frame: Essays in Culture and Comics. Ed. D.B. Dowd and M. Todd Hignite"
--Tof Eklund

In our next issue, coming out late Spring/early Summer 2005, we will feature articles on George Cruikshank and an interview with Carl Barks. We are also working toward themed issues on William Blake and Visual Narrative and Comics and Children's Culture.

ImageText is always interested in receiving submissions, and will send out a general Call for Papers for future issues. Those who contributed time, support, and enthusiasm to this second issue have our undying gratitude. Your efforts made this second issue possible.

Many Thanks,
Zach Whalen and the Production Staff of Imagetext

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