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 […]

CSS 2022 Pop-Up: Cultures of Collecting Comics in India

Comics as a medium and subject of study in India remains marginalized in the absence of formal training programs and collections in libraries and archives. As a result, a wide range of informal collections and networks have become a way of bridging the gap in community knowledge and comics archives. In this virtual panel discussion, […]

Michigan State University Library Tours at CSS 2022

As part of the 2022 Comics Studies Society Conference this month at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, MI on July 28-30, the staff at the Library will offer Behind the Scenes Tours of the Murray & Hong Special Collections, one of the world’s largest comics archives. Join members of the Special Collections unit and tour […]

2022 CSS and GSC Election Winners

The winners for the 2022 CSS election are noted below! These folks will join the current Executive Board members to do some amazing work for the society in the coming year! CSS Second Vice President – Zack Kruse Zack Kruse is the author of Mysterious Travelers: Steve Ditko and the Search for a New Liberal […]

2021 Comics Studies Society Prize Winners

Hillary Chute Award for Best Graduate Student Paper Maite Urcaregui, “”Political Geographies of Race in James Baldwin and Yoran Cazac’s Little Man, Little Man” Honorable Mention—Clémence Sfadj, “Windows on Everyday Harlem: The Cartoons of Ollie Harrington” Gilbert Seldes Prize for Public Scholarship Zachary J.A. Rondinelli, “#WelcomeToSlumberland Social Media Research Project” Honorable Mention—Anna F. Peppard, “(Behold?) […]