Spring 2015, 43.1


From the Guest Editor

Dale Jacobs
Special Issue: Comics, Multimodality, and Composition


Composing With

Gary Weissman
A Comic Strip Cover Story (see cover image)
Franny Howes
Composing the Uncollectable



Aaron Scott Humphrey; inked by John Carvajal
Visual and Spatial Language: The Silent Voice of Woodstock



Gabriel Sealy-Morris
The Rhetoric of the Paneled Page: Comics and Composition Pedagogy
Hannah Dickinson and Maggie M. Werner
Beyond Talking Heads: Sourced Comics and the Affordances of Multimodality
Kate Comer Illustrating Praxis: Comic Composition, Narrative Rhetoric, and Critical Multiliteracies
Molly J. Scanlon The Work of Comics Collaborations: Considerations of Multimodal Composition for Writing Scholarship and Pedagogy


Course Design

Leah Misemer
The Graphic Novel
Aaron Kashtan
Handwriting and Typography


Book Reviews

Tammie M. Kennedy, Jessi Thomsen, and Erica Trabold

Comics and Composition, Comics as Composition: Navigating Production and Consumption

Books under review: Contemporary Comics Storytelling, by Karin Kukkonen; Linguistics and the Study of Comics, edited by Frank Bramlett; Narrative Structure in Comics: Making Sense of Fragments, by Barbara Postema

Janine Morris

Multimodal Literacies and Graphic Memoir: Using Alison Bechdel in the Classroom

Books under review: Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama, by Alison Bechdel; Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel

Peter Brooks Re/Framing Identifications, edited by Michelle Ballif
Molly J. Scanlon Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing, by Elizabeth Losh, Jonathan Alexander, Kevin Cannon, and Zander Cannon
Jason Luther
DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, edited by Matt Ratto and Megan Boler