Cara Bean is a cartoonist and art educator from the Boston area. When she is not teaching, she makes comics that delve into poetic self introspection, playful storytelling and topic relevant to teens and teaching. Cara lives near Boston with her partner Matt and their dog Raisin. carabeancomics.com
Brian Cremins is an Associate Professor of English at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. The University Press of Mississippi published his first book, Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia, in 2016. He lives in Chicago.
Lukas Etter holds a research and teaching position at the University of Siegen, Germany. In comics studies, he mainly focuses on artistic style (monograph manuscript in preparation; recent article in Subjectivity across Media, ed. Reinerth/Thon, Routledge 2017).
Kevin Huizenga currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has written and drawn numerous zines, comic books, and graphic novels, including the GANGES series. He currently teaches classes in the Comic Art program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He can be reached at 1000 email@example.com.
Ryan Lizardi is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Humanities at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Ryan's primary interest is examining the way media contributes to our understanding of collective and individual histories by presenting consumers with consistent messages about our past. This throughline has informed projects throughout his academic career, such as his book Mediated Nostalgia as well as chapters on television remakes, apocalyptic time travel media, and zombie depictions throughout history.
David Prince joined the staff of the SUArt Galleries in 1986. Over his career he has developed a number of exhibitions from the permanent collection including examinations of Berenice Abbott, James McNeill Whistler, W. Eugene Smith and Ivan Mestrovic. Group shows investigated narrative art, artist colonies at Gloucester and Provincetown and artist portraits and self-portraits. He also created several loan exhibitions, most notably one on Winslow Homer and another in 2011, Run and Tell That, that brought to campus new work by emerging New York artists. His next exhibition, Forbidden Fruit: Yasuo Kuniyoshi's America, will be an in-depth examination of the Japanese American artist and opens in the SUArt Galleries in August 2018. [End Page 135]
Zak Roman is a PhD student in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. His research interests include cinema studies, popular culture, and the political economy of the mass media. He has previously published about licensed-based programming in children's television, as well as Netflix's Jessica Jones.
Philip Smith obtained his Ph.D from Loughborough University. His work has been published in The American Comic Book, The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, The International Journal of Comics Art, Studies in Comics, Extrapolation, The Journal of Popular Culture, Literature Compass, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, The Journal of European Studies, Asian Theatre Journal, Slayage, and The International Journal of Bahamian Studies. He is co-editor of Firefly Revisited (Rowman and Littlefield) and the author of Reading Art Spiegelman (Routledge). He is currently editing three books: Gender and the Superhero Narrative, Drawing the Past: Comics and the Historical Imagination and The Novels of Elie Wiesel. He is Assistant Professor of English at The University of the Bahamas where he teaches Children's Literature, Popular Fiction, and Film.
Lars Stoltzfus-Brown is a doctoral candidate studying Mass Communications and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Their foci are feminist political economy of comics and film adaptations and Amish-Mennonite media usage.
Andrew White is a cartoonist who has been published by Retrofit Comics, Uncivilized Books, and himself. Recent works include For Lives, Read & Erase, M, and N. In 2017 he and Madeleine Witt co-edited Warmer, a collection of poetry comics about climate change, and from 2013 to 2015 he and Zach Mason co-edited Comics Workbook Magazine, a comics and criticism periodical. More at whitecomics.net. [End Page 136]