Comics Studies at UF!

A large and growing group of students and professors are studying and teaching comics at the University of Florida, and these pages link to some of our resources. In addition to the information on these pages, UF currently hosts an annual conference on comics and the ImageTexT journal, as well as the Comix-Scholars list-serve.

All of these resources are provided to encourage comics scholarship and to share resources with those already studying comics.

The 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media," was held on April 10th-12th, 2015. For more on our 2015 Conference, see our 2015 Conference page.


ImageTexT's Founder and General Editor, Dr. Don Ault, retired from the University of Florida. As of our newest issue release (8.1), a new faculty editorial team (consisting of General Editor Terry Harpold and Associate Editor Anastasia Ulanowicz) is leading the journal. The Editors and ImageTexT staff would like to thank Don for his integral role as Founding Editor and for his work as General Editor for the past 11 years. His stewardship has shaped ImageTexT into the quality journal it is today.

Don's teaching, scholarship, and university service have been instrumental in developing comics studies as a discipline at UF and across the country. He has been an inspiration and valued mentor to many, and his contributions to the Department of English will certainly outlive his tenure.

Don and a team of faculty and graduate students (with generous University of Florida support) published the inaugural issue of ImageTexT in 2004, following the 2002 "Will Eisner Symposium," which was the first UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels. ImageTexT has been a UF insitution ever since, and we are proud to be continuing Don's legacy.

We hope that you will all join us in celebrating Don's years of scholarship and service.


We hope you will join us in the Fall for an introductory Graduate Comics Organization/ImageTexT meeting for new members. Date TBA.


The 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen," was held on April 10th-12th, 2015

The 11th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma," was held on 4th-6th, 2014.

The 10th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "A Comic of Her Own," was held on March 15-17, 2013.

The 9th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Monsters in the Margins," was held on April 13-15, 2012.

The 8th Annual UF Comics Conference, "ImageNext: Visions Past and Future," was held on March 26-27, 2010.