Special Election: Call for 2nd VP Nominations

The Comics Studies Society (CSS) calls for nominations and self-nominations for Second Vice President. The Second Vice President commits to a three-year term of office in which one rises from Second Vice President to First Vice President, and then, finally, to President. The Board is interested in welcoming talented colleagues working on all aspects of […]

2023 Comics Studies Prize Winners

Every year, the Comics Studies Society recognizes outstanding contributions to the study of comic art with seven annual prizes. Here are this year’s winners! Hillary Chute Award for Best Graduate Student Paper Gilbert Seldes Prize for Public Scholarship CSS Article Prize Charles Hatfield Book Prize CSS Edited Book Prize CSS Dissertation Prize Frederick Luis Aldama […]

Inks Editorial Fellow: Kay Sohini

Inks is pleased to welcome Kay Sohini as our journal’s inaugural Editorial Fellowship recipient! Kay is a comics maker and comics studies scholar based in New York. A recent PhD graduate in English from Stony Brook University, she drew her doctoral dissertation, “Drawing Unbelonging,” as a comic that will be published by Penn State University […]

Newly Elected Executive Board Members

Please join us in welcoming the newly elected members of the CSS Executive Board! Second Vice President – Sam Langsdale Sam Langsdale is an independent scholar, educator and media critic. Her work employs intersectional feminist philosophies to analyze the politics around representation of race, gender, and sexuality in various types of media. She is the […]

2023 Election Nominee Bios

Nominations for 2nd Vice-President for CSS Election 2023 Aleksandra ChernyakAleksandra Chernyak graduated from Deering High School in Portland, Maine, in 2011; she received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA, in 2015. She briefly attended American University’s School of International Service but realized her love for history […]

Inks Editorial Fellowship Program

Priority Deadline: May 12th, 2023 Applications are being accepted for the Inks Editorial Fellowship, a program designed to support the professional development of new scholars in comics studies and to provide administrative assistance to the editorial team of Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society. This is a paid fellowship that is open to members of the Graduate Student […]

CSS Executive Board Nominations Now Open

The Comics Studies Society (CSS) calls for nominations and self-nominations for officers on its Executive Board. The Board is interested in welcoming talented colleagues for the positions of Second Vice-President and two Members-at-Large. Details about the responsibilities of each position are available here. Information for joining the Society is at CSS website. We encourage nominations and self-nominations from comics scholars […]

Statement in Solidarity with Michigan State Community

The Comics Studies Society extends its deepest sympathy and affirms its ongoing solidarity with and support for the students, faculty, and staff of Michigan State University in response to the recent violent assault on their campus. MSU was the generous host and collaborator for our 2022 conference and will be again for future conferences: we […]

CSS is Looking to appoint an Executive Treasurer!

The Comics Studies Society (CSS) Executive Board is looking for candidates for the appointed position of Executive Treasurer to begin immediately. The candidate will have the option of working until 2024, or serving a complete three-year term. The CSS Executive Treasurer is appointed by the Executive Board for a three-year term, with a possibility of […]