The Best American Comics Submission Information

2013 is Jessica Abel and Matt Madden's last year as series editors. They are currently on an extended residency in Angoul ê me (home of one of the biggest comics festivals in the world) and will be concentrating on producing some of their own work in the years to come. They will be succeeded by Bill Kartalopoulos as series editor in 2014.

Bill Kartalopoulos is an internationally-recognized comics educator, curator and critic. He has taught many classes about comics and illustration at Parsons The New School for Design and is a frequent public speaker about comics and comics education.

As the programming director for both the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival (which he co-founded in 2009) and SPX: The Small Press Expo, he has modelled a new and influential approach to public conversation about comics and has demonstrated vital points of engagement between comics and other art forms. He has appeared on stage with a who's who of comics luminaries including Chris Ware, Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Joe Sacco, and many more.


Kartalopoulos has curated several comics-related exhibits including Cartoon Polymaths at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and Short Cuts, an exhibition of comics originals by American artists in Amiens, France. He worked for several years as an assistant to Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman and contributed to the production of MetaMaus , a book and DVD about the making of Maus . His writing includes a lengthy, definitive introduction to Kim Deitch's graphic novel The Search for Smilin' Ed. He previously edited Indy Magazine, the first online publication about comics to be nominated for Eisner and Harvey awards.

Kartalopoulos recently launched the avant-garde comics publishing company Rebus Books ( ). He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. For more information please visit:

He is already collecting for the 2014 volume, whose eligibility window is September 1, 2012 to August 21, 2013.

Submissions should be sent to:

Bill Kartalopoulous
Series Editor
The Best American Comics
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
215 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003