Talking Comics in The National Post / by Benjamin Woo


I was recently interviewed for this piece on comics academia in The National Post. The stars of the show are my What Were Comics? team mate, Nick Sousanis, and University of Windsor cartoonist-in-residence Scott Chantler, but I'm along for the ride.

As much as Nick and Scott's appointments do seem like significant events in the institutionalization of comics studies in academy, the article only gives the briefest hints of the breadth of activity taking place in universities and colleges from St. John's to New Westminster. I sometimes feel like every time I turn around I hear about someone who has a new SSHRC grant to study comics—and many of them are women.

 (See also Bart Beaty's recent post on comics studies at the annual MLA conference on The Greatest Comic Book of All Time blog.)