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The Routledge Companion to Comics


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Table of Contents

Introduction - Aaron Meskin, Roy T Cook, and Frank Bramlett

Section I History and Traditions

Origins of Early Comics and Proto-Comics - M. Thomas Inge

Newspaper Strips - Pascal Lefevre

Comics Code - Amy Kiste Nyberg

Alternative/Independent Comics - Roy T Cook

British Comics - Christopher Murray

French and Belgian Comics - Mark McKinney

Canadian Comics: A Brief History - Brenna Clarke Gray

Comics in Latin America - Ana Merino

A Brief History of Comics in Italy and Spain - Simone Castaldi

Comics in India - Jeremy Stoll

Eastern/Central European Comics - Jose Alaniz

East Asian Comix: Intermingling Japanese - Adam L. Kern

Section II Comics Genres

Art Comics - Andrei Molotiu

Superhero Comics - Matthew J. Smith

Journalistic Comics - Kent Worcester

Funny Animals - Brian Cremins

Erotic Comics - Justin Hall

Western Comics - William Grady

Horror Comics - David Annwn Jones

War Comics - Leonard Rifas

Autobiographical Comics - Michael Johnson

Silent Comics - Barbara Postema

Editorial Comics: From "Boss" Tweed to "Dubya" - Mark Long & Bush Chris Lamb

Section III Issues and Concepts

Defining Comics - Aaron Meskin

Comics and Adaptation - Henry John Pratt

Comics and Authorship - Adrielle Mitchell

Comics and Seriality - Christy Mag Uidhir

Metacomics - Roy T Cook

Comics and Fandom - Matthew Pustz

Comics, Race, and Ethnicity - Andrew J. Kunka

Comics and Gender - Mel Gibson

LGBTQ Representation in Comics - Ajuan Mance

Comics and Time - Jan Baetens and Charlotte Pylyser

Comics and Ethics - Jon Robson

Comics and Translation - Jonathan Evans

Comics and Criticism - Darren Hudson Hick

Section IV Other Media and Other Disciplines

Comics and Film - Craig Fischer

Comics and Art - Anastasia Salter

Teaching and Learning with Comics - Carol L. Tilley and Robert G. Weiner

Caricature and Comics - John Holbo

Comics and Linguistics - Frank Bramlett

Comics and Literature - Hannah Miodrag

Comics in Libraries - Richard Graham

Comics and Rhetoric - Randy Duncan

Comics and Politics - Michael Goodrum

Comics and Cultural Studies - Ian Hague

Comics, Children's Literature, and Childhood Studies - Lara Saguisag

About the Author

Frank Bramlett is a linguist at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is the editor of Linguistics and the Study of Comics (Palgrave 2012) and co-edited a special issue of ImageTexT (8.2) devoted to the works of Grant Morrison. Roy T Cook is CLA Scholar of the College, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, and Resident Fellow of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science. He is the co-editor of The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Aaron Meskin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leeds. He is the co-editor of The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), Aesthetics and the Sciences of Mind (OUP, 2014), and Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art (CUP, 2014).

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