News: Hoosier Literary Journal Includes Comics posted May 24, 2004
May 24, 2004 -- The Indiana University literary journal Indiana Review released its Summer 2004 issue, and for the first time featured comics along with its standard prose and poetry submissions. Like many publications of its kind, the student-edited and English department-supported Review has been in publication for several years (27) and is nationally distributed to full-service newsstands and to a concentrated audience of alumni and regular readers. The comics were solicited for an issue on writing between cultures, and in publicizing the issue editors Danit Brown, Esther Lee and Lee-Ann Bigelow made the case for the inclusion of comics as a natural extension of that theme.
The issue includes 30 pages of comics, including a color section from five Indiana-based artists. Cartoonists were reportedly paid $50 a page for their work on the Summer 2004 issue; while future issues should include comics such things as subject matter, payment, and standards for publication have yet to be announced. More information on the publication is available at www.indiana.edu/~inreview.