Comics Arts Conference San Diego

Kathleen McClancy's picture
February 1, 2023
United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Communication, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Popular Culture Studies

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, in San Diego, CA, July 20–23, 2022.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.  The CAC is presently scheduled to take place in person and does not accept virtual presentations.  The CAC is designed to bring together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians to engage in discussion of the comics medium in a forum that includes the public.  Proposals are due February 1, 2023, to our online submission portal at or via email.  For more information, please contact Kathleen McClancy at or see our website at

Contact Info: 

Kathleen McClancy
Primary Organizer and Co-Chair