About Us

Welcome to the Graphic Narrative Project!

A collaborative space for the study of graphic narratives

From centuries-old Japanese prints to pulp manga and webcomics, pictures and words have been brought together by visionary artists who saw the potential power of mixed media to tell the stories of human civilization. Interest in graphic narratives in their various forms, such as comics, comix, graphic novels, manga, etc., has been rising in popular culture and increasing in the academic sphere. The Graphic Narrative Project is an international and interdisciplinary collaborative space that brings together the community of scholars, writers, artists, teachers, students, and others interested in taking a deeper look at this artistic form.

After several years as a Stanford-based events series and workshop, sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, we are now transforming The Graphic Narrative Project into a digital open access journal and graphic narrative studies website.

Building upon our successes of the past three years, activating our network of artists and scholars and marshalling the tools and  resources of the digital humanities, we envision this journal as a site encompassing many strands of the graphic narrative community. In addition to the journal, the site will include a blog for articles by scholars and artists on different topics, artist profiles and interviews, a discussion forum for subscribers, a calendar of events, and other features. The content will all be open and free to access. 

As we are in the start-up phase of this new endeavor, the site you are viewing is temporary. Please stay tuned and stay in touch to learn of further developments. 

Questions or comments?

Our email is graphicnarrativeproject AT gmail.com.
You can follow us on Twitter at @gnarproject or join our Facebook group.

To subscribe to our email list, please click here or email graphicnarrativeproject-join@lists.stanford.edu.