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More than ever, we see the urgent need for accessible introductory resources on comics for librarians, teachers, and K-12 and college students. Books in the Biographix series will prove essential for those studying, teaching, and curating comics—as well as comics fans and general readers. Through a biographical lens, books in this series will be short and accessibly priced and bring reader-friendly scholarly insight to comics creators and their works, summarizing, explaining, contextualizing, assessing, and providing critical insight to key figures in comics. They will not only attend to social, political, and historical contexts but also the particular comics storytelling devices used to give unique expression to themes, events, and characters. Authors of these books will situate the work of their subject within the creator’s larger body of work and within the history of comics, highlighting each creator’s importance in comics history and their wider influence on popular culture; and they’ll bring an engaged perspective to their analysis, drawing on a variety of disciplines, including comics studies, medical humanities, environmental studies, disability studies, critical race studies, and gender and sexuality studies.

For more information about the series or submitting a proposal contact: Frederick Luis Aldama or acquisitions editor Lisa McMurtray.

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By Nicolas Labarre
Categories: Comics Studies
Series: Biographix

Jean Giraud (1938–2012) started drawing comics in the late 1950s for a variety of French comics magazines. Under his real name, he found success in 1963 with the western series Blueberry, written by ...

George Pérez

Born in the South Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, artist and writer George Pérez (1954–2022) cut his teeth in the 1970s as an artist at Marvel who worked on lesser titles like The Deadly Hands of Kung ...

Ben Katchor

The recipient of a 2000 MacArthur fellowship, Ben Katchor (b. 1951) is a beloved comics artist with a career spanning four decades. Published in indie weeklies across the United States, his comics are ...

Howard Cruse

Howard Cruse tells the life story of one of the most important figures in LGBTQ+ comics. A preacher’s kid from Alabama who became “the godfather of queer comics,” Cruse (1944–2019) was a groundbreaking ...