Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hagar the Horrible Reprints Again

Further catching up:

New/Recent from Titan Books--

The Epic Chronicles of Hagar the Horrible continue in Volume 3 (dalies from January 1976 to June 1977), with a foreword by comic book artist/writer Walter Simonson (himself no stranger to the Vikings, as one of the definitive artists on M arvel's Thor during the 1980s), and Volume 4 (dailies from July 1977 to December 1978), with a foreword by cartoonist Cathy Guisewite.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Comics Get Medieval Collections Update

To those who have submitted proposals for the Comics Get Medieval collection(s), decisions have been delayed until the fall, but we do hope to get back to everyone as soon as possible with formal acceptance notice and formatting issues.

Further interested parties may submit proposals as part of our current call for papers at


Comics Get Medieval 2013 (Updated CFP)

Final call for papers
The Comics Get Medieval 2013:
A continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

PCA at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 3/27-30/13
Special Sessions of the Comic Art & Comics Area
Organized By Michael A. Torregrossa and Jason Tondro
Proposals Due to Organizers by 1 September 2012

Celebrating our seventh year in 2013, proposals are now being considered for inclusion at “The Comics Get Medieval 2013,” a series of panels and roundtables sponsored by The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages and to be hosted by the Comic Art & Comics Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) for the 2013 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations to be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park from 27 to 30 March 2013 in Washington, DC.  

The goal of these sessions is to foster communication between medievalists, comics scholars, and specialists in popular culture studies in general. The organizers define “medieval comics” as any aspect of the comics medium (panel cartoons, comic strips, comics books, comics albums, band dessinée, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, comics to film/film to comics, etc.) that feature medieval themes either in stories set during the Middle Ages or in stories presenting some element of the medieval in anachronistic settings (pre-medieval or post-medieval eras or medieval-inspired secondary worlds). We are also interested in papers looking at medieval-themed comics from a pedagogical perspective.

Completed papers should be delivered in 15-20 minutes (depending on the number of presenters). All proposals will also be considered for inclusion in an essay collection to be edited by the panel organizers during the early part of 2013. (Individuals only interested in submitting for the collection should also send proposals by 30 November 2012 and indicate their preference in the email.)

In addition, a select list of potential topics and a bibliographic guide to medieval comics will appear as part of The Medieval Comics Project web site available at <> and The Arthur of the Comics Project web site available at <>, both organized by The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages.  

No later than 30 November 2012, interested individuals (who must be members of PCA or ACA or join for 2013) should submit full contact information (name, address, phone/cell, and email), titles, abstracts of 300-500 words, and a brief resume to the session’s organizers, who will then forward them to the area chair. Address all inquiries and proposals to the organizers at the following address: <> and include “Comics Get Medieval 2013” in the subject line.