Friday, March 12, 2010

Duck Comic Analysis in Print Journals

Moses, Geoffrey. ""What a Life!" Carl Barks' Donald Duck as Nervous Modern." International Journal of Comic Art. 12.1 (2010): 288-301.

I can't link to it because the IJOCA's website is woefully out of date, and they don't have an online version anyway. But here's a blurry photograph to prove it exists:

I have to say, I'm pleased as punch; I feel as though this means, in some abstract way, that the world is validating/legitimizing my somewhat eccentric obsession. Also, I'm glad to report that even though I wrote this about a year ago, I'm still pleased with it--usually what happens is that I write something, then look back a few months later and think ARGH! HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN SO NAIVE AND REDUCTIVE!!!11 But I still think this is mostly pretty on the money.

Anyway, check it out if you have access to a university library that carries the journal. I'll post a .pdf here after some decent interval.


Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

Congratulations! I don't know how publishing works in your area, but in mine, it is a draining, exhausting procedure in which at least a year (in the best possible case) passes between submission and acceptance of a paper. In any case, way to take your analysis to the next level. Rock on!


8:22 PM  
Blogger GeoX, one of the GeoX boys. pontificated to the effect that...

Thank you! I've certainly had a difficult time of it. This paper has been especially irritating to me, since, unlike most of what I've written, I thought it was self-evidently publishable, yet it bounced around for quite a long time without finding a home. Mind you, I doubt that a paper about Disney comics is going to do much for my notional future academic career, but what the hell--a line on the CV is a line on the CV, I reckon.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

Who knows? Sometimes it just depends on how well you promote your work. In my area, there are some very highly-cited papers in journals that otherwise have much less visibility. Maybe you can present this at conferences; it certainly sounds like something that could be packaged in such a way as to stand out to audiences.

Have you published other papers previously? I've also been trying to play the publishing game recently. It is certainly tiresome, but hopefully the rewards will be great enough to compensate...


9:27 PM  
Blogger GeoX, one of the GeoX boys. pontificated to the effect that...

Well, it's certainly a possibility. Alas, this is my first publication. I have another one sitting around that's been provisionally accepted pending extensive revision; that's something I need to devote some time to, but it's hard to cram it in, what with teaching, prospectus-writing, and the ever-important dicking-around-on-the-internet. Still, it's a possibility. Anyway, I hope to get something publishable out of my dissertation. How about you? Had any luck?

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous pontificated to the effect that...

Oh, they actually tell you that the paper is conditionally accepted pending revision? In my field, they would just tell you to make major revisions, while emphasizing that acceptance is not guaranteed even if you comply. Like I said -- tiresome.

I have one paper accepted in a top journal, but it won't be published for at least another year. Another one is sort of progressing along, in the sense that they told me to make major revisions. There is always hope! Or something.


8:06 PM  
Blogger GeoX, one of the GeoX boys. pontificated to the effect that...

Well, that's what they said--the extent to which this is anything like guaranteed is very much open to question. But, as you say, hope springs eternal, even if it's dashed (really, Firefox spellcheck? You don't recognize "dashed" as a word? What is wrong with you?) as often as not.

8:15 PM  

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