☛ Brienza’s introduction to Comics and Cultural Work

Casey Brienza, a manga critic, comics scholar, sociologist, and lecturer at the City University of London, has edited a themed series of posts at the Comics Forum blog. The topic is near and dear to my heart, and I'll have a short essay called, “Why Is It So Hard to Think About Comics as Labour?” up as part of the series.

Casey’s introduction to the series is up now. It’s a great summary of how creative work—and work in general—remain significant blindspots in the academic study of comics, which is dominated by approaches to comics as narrative or literature.

“Comics and Cultural Work: Introduction” by Casey Brienza – Comics Forum

☛ Why is it so hard to think about comics as labour?

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