We are pleased to announce the new journal of the Comics Studies Society, to be published beginning in 2017 by the Ohio State University Press. Inks will seek to bring together scholarly essays, archival materials, and insights and discoveries from leading comics professionals. Special roundtables will be featured each year on topics of importance to the members of the Society. In addition to peer-reviewed scholarly essays, Inks will also include archival discoveries and contributions from comics professionals about insights and concerns central to the field.
Inks invites scholarly essays on any aspect of sequential art, graphic narrative, and cartooning, including comic strips; comic books, papers, and magazines; graphic novels, albums, and other graphic books; webcomics and other electronic formats; single-panel cartoons, including editorial and gag cartoons; caricature; animation; and all other related forms and traditions. We hope to highlight scholarship from a wide range of academic disciplines, and we invite essays on all periods of comics history and on both US and international comics.
Submissions are evaluated using a blind peer review process. Inks uses a house style based on the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (endnotes). Submit at inks.submittable.com/submit