International Comic Arts Forum
Comics Scholarship Bibliography
Beginning in August 2018, roughly every six months, ICAF will be compiling a list of English-language comics scholarship published since the previous bibliography.
Comics studies is a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field, and this resource is intended to highlight the recent work in comics studies produced by scholars working in diverse departments, fields, and institutions. The bibliography is organized in two sections: one for monographs and edited collections, and another for peer-reviewed journal articles and essays from scholarly anthologies not primarily devoted to comics.
We compiled these citations by examining several comics-focused academic book publishers and journals and by issuing a call through various online platforms for comics scholars to submit citations. Because we relied heavily on self-reporting for this inaugural list, it is not comprehensive. Rather, it provides an overview of current work in the field and a place for scholars to search for connections, parallels, and affinities to their own work. For scholars looking to expand their inquiries with a searchable database focused on comics, the Bonner Online Bibliography of Comics Research is an eminently useful resource, and scholars may wish to
consult the MLA International Bibliography, Art Full Text, and other such more general databases.
If your work was left out of this edition of the list, please submit a citation to ICAFbib@gmail.com in the most recent MLA format and we will include it in the next update.
- August 2018 - ICAF Comics Studies Bibliography (January 2017 to July 2018) [pdf]