MemberA. David Lewis

…MLA, AAR, PCA/ACA, Comics Studies Society…
…r A Wave Blue World
Haawiyat comic book of Syrian folklore for child refugees
Sacred and Sequential religion and comics scholars group

…Seeing Sounds / Hearing Pictures – A Round Table on Sound & Comics:
“How do techniques from comics narratives of deafness create a sense of disorientation and potential alienation that reveal the role of sound in graphic medici…

Dr. A. David Lewis is a college educator and comics studies scholar, most recently co-editing Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation with Martin Lund. He is also the co-editor of Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels as well as Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age. Dr. Lewis also serves on the board of NuDay Syria and has expanded his work to include the field of Graphic Medicine, specifically the representation of cancer in comics narratives.

MemberKay Sohini Kumar

• “Reinventing Form: A Recent History of Interactive Comics, Audio Comics and Comics in Augmented Reality” in the Roundtable New Flashpoints in Comics History organized by Forum for Comics and Graphic Narratives,…
…PhD Candidate, Comics Maker…
…Graphic Narratives Catalog
Comics from the Margins…
…“The Graphic Memoir as a Transitional Object” Assay: A Journal of Non-fiction Studies (March 2019). Web.
“Comics in the Age of Digitization” Sequentials, vol. 1, no. 4, 2020.
“On the Threshold of Being and Belonging…

I am a South Asian immigrant, a comics-maker and PhD candidate currently living in New York, originally from Calcutta, India. I am currently drawing my doctoral dissertation as a comic, which is an autoethnographic project about growing up in suburban India, homophobia in my hometown, living with chronic respiratory illness, and migrating to the US. In both my creative and academic work, I focus on how comics can be utilized by scholars and artists alike to amplify marginalized voices. My work on comics has been published in Assay: A Journal of Non-fiction Studies and Sequentials, and is about to be published in the Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives (de Gruyter) in 2020-21. In 2020, I received the Edward Guiliano Global Fellowship to fund the fieldwork for my comic “Resistance During the Fall of the World’s Largest Democracy”; this project aims to image textually capture the resistance movement against rising xenophobia in India, which has been exacerbated in the wake of COVID-19. I also serve as the Secretary of the International Comic Arts Forum, and write about comics and various precarities in Gradhacker, IHE. In 2019, I launched the webzine Comics from the Margins to highlight works by emerging diverse comic artists from the Global South Check out snippets of my work at my HCommons blog.  

MemberMadeline Gangnes

…PhD in English with Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, University of Florida (expected June 2020)
MLitt in Comics Studies with Distinction, University of Dundee (2014)
BA in English Literature, magna cum laude University of Pug…

Madeline B. Gangnes is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida and an alumna of the University of Dundee’s MLitt in Comics Studies program. Her research focuses on illustrated Victorian serialized fiction and the ways in which digital archives and digital humanities projects can be used to explore such texts in their periodical presentations. Madeline is assistant the editor of Studies in Comics and the editor of Sequentials. Her scholarship appears (or is forthcoming) in The Victorian Periodicals ReviewThe Journal of Graphic Novel and Comics, Studies in Comics, disclosure: A Journal of Social Theory, INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, and Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery (Brill, 2019).