Comic Art & Comics

  PCA/ACA 2007 CFP & Conference Information 

Inge Award for Comics Scholarship || Resources for Permissions in Publishing
Comics Scholarship Citation Guidelines || Papers from Previous Meetings

Welcome to the home page for the Comic Art and Comics Area of the Popular Culture Association. The Area brings together scholars from North America and abroad to share their research and exchange ideas. The Popular Culture Association was the first national academic conference with a separate division devoted to comics scholarship.

Area Chair for 2006-2007:

Popular Culture Association Conference, April 4-7, 2007

Boston Marriott Copley Place - Boston, MA, USA

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M. Thomas Inge Award for Comics Scholarship

All participants in the Comic Art & Comics Area are eligible--and encouraged--to submit their essays in consideration for the Area's Annual M. Thomas Inge Award for Comics Scholarship. Bring three copies of your essay with you to the conference, or you may submit three copies to the contest coordinator soon after the conference. Be sure to include three copies of your essay, along with your Spring and Summer mailing and e-mail addresses so that we may contact you. Note: The deadline for the 2006 award has passed.  Thanks to those who entered!

Our Inge Award coordinator is:
Amy Nyberg, Department of Communication, Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079  - e-mail inquiries:
The winner of the 2006 award will be honored at the Comic Art & Comics Area meeting at the 2007 Popular Culture Association conference.

Previous recipients of the M. Thomas Inge Award for Comics Scholarship:

Permission and Rights for Publishing Comics Scholarship

This document is based upon a roundtable discussion held at the 2000 PCA conference in New Orleans. The document will be updated with more information, including contact listings for publishers to assist scholars when seeking permission rights; your suggestions are welcome and encouraged. The document is available at <>.

Citation Guidelines for Comics Scholars

Recognizing the growth of serious comic art scholarship and the shortcomings of established style guides in addressing the comics medium, the Comic Art and Comics area of the Popular Culture Association announces Comic Art in Scholarly Writing: A Citation Guide. The guide is available at:
These guidelines may also be found in the International Journal of Comic Art 1.1 (Spring/Summer 1999): 33-41, which prefers citations in this format.

The Comic Art and Comics area encourages all academics to follow these guidelines in published work about comics.

Papers from Previous Meetings

Click for the schedules from the 2006, 2002, 2001, and 1999 meetings. Lists of papers from other meetings still to come .

The CA&C web site will also post text-only verisons of papers from previous conferences when authors provide them--although we encourage you to seek publication for your papers whenever possible. At present, we have a page for papers presented at the 1999 conference. To submit your paper for this site, please contact Gene Kannenberg, Jr. at .

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This site is updated as new information is received. Please bookmark this site and return! In the meantime, please also visit the home page for the Comics Scholars' Discussion List for more information about comics scholarship, including links to other internet resources.

The Comic Art & Comics Web Site.
Maintained by Gene Kannenberg , .
Last Updated: 22 October 2006.