Roy T. Cook is CLA Scholar of the College and John M. Dolan Professor of Philosophy. He is the author of Key Concepts in Philosophy: Paradoxes (2013) and The Yablo Paradox: An Essay on Circularity (2014), as well as numerous articles and essays in the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of logic, and the aesthetics of popular art.
Brannon Costello is Professor of English at Louisiana State University, where he teaches and writes about southern studies and comics studies, with a particular interest in the intersections of those fields. His most recent book is Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin (LSU Press, 2017).
Margaret C. Flinn is Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian and Director of Graduate Studies in the Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University. She is the author of The Social Architecture of French Cinema, 1929–39 (Liverpool UP, 2014), as well as articles on a variety of topics in French and Francophone cinemas, critical theory, new media art, and comics.
Tanya Kam is an associate professor of literature at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her ever-evolving research interests include multicultural literature, auto/biography, and dystopian literature. Select publications include "Forests of the Self: Life Writing and Wild Wanderings" in Life Writing, "Traveling Identities: Between Worlds in Karen Tei Yamashita's Circle K Cycles" in ellipsis: Journal of the American Portuguese Studies Association, and "Velvet Coats and Manicured Nails: the Body Speaks Resistance in Zora Neale Hurston's Dust Tracks on the Road" in The Southern Literary Journal.
Keith McCleary is a lecturer at UC San Diego, where his research is focused on the intersection of composition and multimedia. Keith is the co-author (with Jasmine Lee) of the Understanding Rhetoric Instructor's Guide (Bedford/St. Martin's), and he is also the Comics Curator at Entropy. He has written, illustrated, and edited a variety of graphic novels and comics, and his critical work on graphic texts is forthcoming in the Comic Connections anthology series, as well as several other collections. He can be found online at keithmccleary.com. [End Page 269]
Eszter Szép is a doctoral candidate who defended her PhD dissertation in April 2018 at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Eszter is a board member of the Hungarian Comics Association, is one of the organizers of the yearly International Comics Festival at Budapest, and a founding member of the Narratives of Cultures and Identity Research Group. She is a reviewer for Studies in Comics, and co-editor of the volume Turning the Page: Gendered Identities in Contemporary Literary and Visual Cultures (2018). Eszter is really happy to be one of the curators of the first major exhibition on the history of Hungarian comics, Comics as Narrative: The Ninth Art and its Icons in Hungary, opening in May 2018. Further info at eszterszep.com.
Mara L. Thacker is the South Asian Studies and Global Popular Culture Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As an assistant professor, she has cultivated a research agenda on trends in area studies librarianship with a focus on distinctive collections, and public engagement. Mara's work to build and market the one of the largest collections of South Asian comics in a North American research library contributed to her receiving the 2017 Library Journal Movers & Shakers award. Mara is also currently serving as the chair on the executive board of the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation (CONSALD).
Valentino L. Zullo is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Kent State University, and a licensed social worker practicing as a Maternal Depression Therapist at Ohio Guidestone. He was the Ohio Center for the Book Scholar-in-Residence at Cleveland Public Library where he continues to co-lead Get Graphic, the comics and graphic novels programming. He is American Editor of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. [End Page 270]