Bonn Online Bibliography of Comics Research

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Objective: The Bonn Online Bibliography of Comics Research is an international bibliographic database for scholarly literature about comics, graphic novels, manga and related fields. Not included so far (with a few exceptions) are articles from fan magazines, newspapers and blogs.

Usage: A click on the title shows more details of the individual references. Selected titles (ONLY the titles, of course not the texts themselves!) can be downloaded in various export formats (RTF, RIS, BibTeX, XML, …) for further use in your own documents or bibliographic software using the basket. Various standard bibliographic formats (MLA, APA etc.) can be selected in the preferences. Registered users can enter new references of their own, add private or public comments and excerpts to the entries, and create individual bibliographies. Authors can provide their texts for download as PDFs. Indications of errors or missing titles and supplementary information, especially in form of abstracts and short critical reviews, are always welcome!

Project manager: Dr. Joachim Trinkwitz, Dept. of German, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies, University of Bonn, Germany



Sponsored by Gesellschaft für Comicforschung


Recent additions or edits (WIKINDX Master Bibliography)

Helvie, Forrest C., ed. How to Analyze and Review Comics: A handbook on comics criticism. Edwardsville: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, 2021.
Last edited by: joachim 9/25/23, 11:48 AM
Allen, Paul V. Jack Kent: The wit, whimsy, and wisdom of a comic storyteller. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2023.
Last edited by: joachim 9/23/23, 7:19 PM
Beers Fägersten, Kristy. Language Play in Contemporary Swedish Comic Strips. Language Play and Creativity. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2020.
Last edited by: joachim 9/22/23, 8:06 PM
Santesso, Esra Mirze. Muslim Comics and Warscape Witnessing. Studies in Comics and Cartoons. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 2023.
Added by: joachim 9/21/23, 10:58 PM
Dolle-Weinkauff, Bernd. "Vom Kuriositätenkabinett zur wissenschaftlichen Sammlung: Das comic-archiv des instituts für jugendbuchforschung der goethe-universität frankfurt/main." Imprimatur N.F. 19.(2005): 209–24.
Last edited by: joachim 9/21/23, 2:03 PM
Ball, Blake Scott. Charlie Brown’s America: The popular politics of peanuts. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2021.
Last edited by: joachim 9/21/23, 12:41 PM
Michael, Olga. Human Rights in Graphic Life Narrative: Reading and witnessing violations of the ‘other’ in anglophone works. New Directions in Life Narrative. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.
Last edited by: joachim 9/21/23, 12:14 PM
Poll, Ryan. Aquaman and the War against Oceans: Comics activism and allegory in the anthropocene. Encapsulations. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2022.
Added by: joachim 9/21/23, 11:08 AM
Stark, Jessica Q. "Nancy and the Queer Adorable in the Serial Comics Form." American Literature 90.(2018): 315–45.
Last edited by: joachim 9/21/23, 10:54 AM
Karnicky, Jeff. The New Nancy: Flexible and relatable daily comics in the twenty-first century. Encapsulations. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2023.
Last edited by: joachim 9/21/23, 9:47 AM
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