CFP: Essay anthology, “The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the Comics Art of Mike Mignola

Sean Guynes is currently editing a collection of essays for Sequart entitled The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the Comics Art of Mike Mignola. Below you will find the CFP. Though he already has a number of essays and is in the editing process, he seeks to add some more breadth to the collection. He hopes to solicit several more essays of roughly 4,000 to 5,000 words, written either to an academic or lay audience. The deadline for abstracts is August 10th, 2015.

Essay topics already under consideration and in the editing process include: war and the supernatural in Mignola; psychiatry/mental illness in Mignola; Celtic mythology as influence on Mignola; uses and types of vampires (in comparison with Gothic lit.); taxonomy of horror in Mignola’s works; the motif of the fall; pulp aesthetics in Mignola; the (neo)Gothic context of Mignola’s comics; Mignola’s engagement with Batman; major literary influences on Mignola; Mignola’s influence on the artists he works with; a brief history of Mignola’s work with and influence at Dark Horse; an interview with Mignola’s collaborators.

Please send your proposals to editor Sean A. Guynes . Because of a somewhat tight deadline, first drafts of essays will be due by October 1, 2015.

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