CFP: The Canadian Alternative / essay collection (April 30)
For a proposed edited and refereed volume on Canadian graphic novelists and cartoonists. Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, editors of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations for the University Press of Mississippi, are editing a collection of essays provisionally titled The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. We seek previously unpublished essays addressing Canadian cartoonists/comics. Our primary interest is in "alternative" cartoonists and cartooning, narrowly defined; that is, figures associated with the underground, independent, and/or ground-level comics movements.
Figures of key interest might include but are not limited to
- Marc Bell
- David Boswell
- Chester Brown
- David Collier
- Julie Doucet
- Rand Holmes
- Jeff Lemire (especially his independent work)
- Bernie Mireault
- Bryan Lee O'Malley
- Dave Sim
Though a publisher has yet to be determined, the University Press of Mississippi has expressed interest in publishing this collection.