Comics Studies Society (CSS)


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Becoming an Author
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Our Books
McFarland, a leading independent publisher of academic and general-interest nonfiction books, is perhaps best known for the serious treatment of popular culture. Founded in 1979, we are recognized among authors and readers as adventurous in range and a reliable source of worthy books that other publishers overlook. We have about 8000 unique works for sale and each year we publish about 300 new titles. Browse/scroll books about Comics & Graphic Narratives directly in our online shop. Browse ALL subject categories here. Receive a 40% conference discount with coupon code CSS24.