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Acknowledgements One fact a b ou t lo oking care fu lly into bo o ks—w h e th e r th e y are very, very old or very, very n e w —is th a t th e y co n tin u a lly rem ind the reader th a t th e y take a lo t o f w o rk to put together. It takes m any hands to make a com ic book, and m any hands to make a book ab ou t com ic books. Often these hands are credited on the masthead; often th e y are not.· I w o u ld like to give thanks to the people w h o m ade th is book. First, I thank ELN's m a n ­ aging editor, Karen Jacobs, and its editorial board.These scholars endorsed the project early on and gave me energy and guidance th ro u g h o u t. W ith o u t th e m , Graphia w o u ld not exist. I tha nk m y co n trib u to rs, as w e ll. E ditorial w o rk is often a species o f m anage­ m ent, bland in general and specifically in vo lvin g a good b it o f nagging. W orking w ith this team was m ore like d riv in g fast dow n a m ou ntain road: th rillin g , engaging, in spiring , and refresh in g.Th an k you. Comics and gra ph ic novels are s till v ib ra n tly com m e rcial, and I tha nk the artists and p u b ­ lishin g houses fo r ge nerously a llo w in g us to re p rin t im ages f o r th is issue. A ustinTrunick o f DC Comics fielded so m any e-m ails th a t he deserves special thanks. I also tha nk the people w h o w o rked on the issue in m aterial w ays.The p ro du ction team at the U n ive rsity o f Colorado and at the press—Denise M unn, Barbara Diehl, Linda Besen, and Robin Powers —un de rsto od its s p irit a lm o st in tu itiv e ly and so w e n t a b ou t m aking th a t s p irit tan gib le. T im Riggs and Dave U n de rw oo d o f the U n ive rsity o f Colorado's D igital Media Service Center stepped in at the eleventh ho ur to solve a tricky design problem . Comics has had its share o f sneering m istreatm ent. Fiere it was treated as art. I save m y last, and strongest, thanks fo r Sara Sm ilko. O perating under the license of "E d ito ria l Assistant," Sara not o n ly polices ELN by keeping it on schedule, w ith in its m a r­ gins, and generally g ra m m atica l, b u t exceeds her jo b description to act as general cou n­ sel fo r the prosecution. She does it all, and does so w ith grace, intelligence, and care. Thank you, Sara. Books o f essays sh o u ld n 't carry a single dedication. S till, I th in k it fa ir to say th a t the reading o f com ics and graphic novels—o f illustrate d literature in general —brings us all back to o u r earliest m em o ries o f book culture. So, in a fina l acknow ledgem ent, I dedicate th is book to those w h o read to us w hen w e w ere to o you n g to read to ourselves. W illia m Kuskin Boulder, CO Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/english-language-notes/article-pdf/46/2/v/544175/vacknowledgements.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 16 June 2020 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

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One fact a b ou t lo oking care fu lly into bo o ks—w h e th e r th e y are very, very old or very, very n e w —is th a t th e y co n tin u a lly rem ind the reader th a t th e y take a lo t o f w o rk to put together. It takes m any hands to make a com ic book, and m any hands to make a book ab ou t com ic books. Often these hands are credited on the masthead; often th e y are not.· I w o u ld like to give thanks to the people w h o m ade th is book. First, I thank ELN's m a n ­ aging editor, Karen Jacobs, and its editorial board.These scholars endorsed the project early on and gave me energy and guidance th ro u g h o u t. W ith o u t th e m , Graphia w o u ld not exist. I tha nk m y co n trib u to rs, as w e ll. E ditorial w o rk is often a species o f m anage­ m ent, bland in general and specifically in vo lvin g a good b it o f nagging. W orking w ith this team was m ore like d riv in g fast dow n a m ou ntain road: th rillin g , engaging, in spiring , and refresh in g.Th an k you. Comics and gra ph ic novels are s till v ib ra n tly com m e rcial, and I tha nk the artists and p u b ­ lishin g houses fo r ge nerously a llo w in g us to re p rin t im ages f o r th is issue. A ustinTrunick o f DC Comics fielded so m any e-m ails th a t he deserves special thanks. I also tha nk the people w h o w o rked on the issue in m aterial w ays.The p ro du ction team at the U n ive rsity o f Colorado and at the press—Denise M unn, Barbara Diehl, Linda Besen, and Robin Powers —un de rsto od its s p irit a lm o st in tu itiv e ly and so w e n t a b ou t m aking th a t s p irit tan gib le. T im Riggs and Dave U n de rw oo d o f the U n ive rsity o f Colorado's D igital Media Service Center stepped in at the eleventh ho ur to solve a tricky design problem . Comics has had its share o f sneering m istreatm ent. Fiere it was treated as art. I save m y last, and strongest, thanks fo r Sara Sm ilko. O perating under the license of "E d ito ria l Assistant," Sara not o n ly polices ELN by keeping it on schedule, w ith in its m a r­ gins, and generally g ra m m atica l, b u t exceeds her jo b description to act as general cou n­ sel fo r the prosecution. She does it all, and does so w ith grace, intelligence, and care. Thank you, Sara. Books o f essays sh o u ld n 't carry a single dedication. S till, I th in k it fa ir to say th a t the reading o f com ics and graphic novels—o f illustrate d literature in general —brings us all back to o u r earliest m em o ries o f book culture. So, in a fina l acknow ledgem ent, I dedicate th is book to those w h o read to us w hen w e w ere to o you n g to read to ourselves. W illia m Kuskin Boulder, CO Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/english-language-notes/article-pdf/46/2/v/544175/vacknowledgements.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 16 June 2020

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