Fieldmouse Press is a nonprofit publisher of comics, essays, and criticism.
The mission of Fieldmouse Press is to advance the comics arts through the publication of criticism, essays, and art for the benefit of the public.
Fieldmouse Press is a newly-formed independent press committed to the comics arts. We believe that the comic arts are an essential part of the world in which we live, and we exist to enhance the contributions of comics arts to society, educate the general public, and enrich the comics arts generally.
We believe that criticism of the comics arts is equally essential for the betterment of the form, education of the public, and to give the comics arts a place for reflection, discernment, and connection with the larger world.
Board of Directors
Daniel Elkin, the President of Fieldmouse Press, is an educator and comics critic who runs the successful comics criticism platform YOUR CHICKEN ENEMY. It was Daniel’s initial impetus that drove the conversation around developing a new corporate entity to serve the needs of comics critics, the comics arts, and the general public. In addition to his role of President at Fieldmouse Press, Daniel is also the Editor-in-Chief at SOLRAD.
Alexander Hoffman, the Secretary/Treasurer of Fieldmouse Press, is an educator and comics critic and the Publisher of SOLRAD, the online literary magazine for comics. He has been a comics critic for over a decade, with work appearing at The Comics Journal, Comics Village, Manga Widget, Sequential State, The Comics MNT, and others. He is also the host of SOLRAD’s podcast, ENEMIES OF THE STATE, which is a monthly comics review roundtable podcast.
Jules Bakes, Board Member at large of Fieldmouse Press, is a freelance comics critic with nine years of experience hosting events, supporting students abroad, managing social media, and more within the Fellowships office at Yale University. She’s a recurring guest on Enemies of the State and participated in their live podcast at SPX 2019. Jules brings to the organization an aptitude for organizing and years of experience in academia which will serve the burgeoning press during her term.
Rob Clough, Board Member at large of Fieldmouse Press, is a comics critic with almost two decades of experience. Rob is a long-time volunteer with other comics nonprofits including Small Press Expo. Rob brings to the organization a wealth of insight into comics and the critical arena, and has bylines at many of the largest publications in comics criticism history including The Comics Journal. Due to his experience, Rob brings to the organization a wealth of contacts, connections, and the personal infrastructure needed to do successful fundraising.
Francesca Lyn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Lyn is a critical race and gender scholar whose current interdisciplinary research centers on how women of color depict their own lived experiences. Her project “The Fragmentary Body: Traumatic Configurations in Autobiographical Comics by Women of Color” was the recipient of the 2019 John A. Lent Scholarship in Comics Studies, an award presented by the International Comics Art Forum to a substantial research-based writing project about comics. She is the instructor of record for the self-designed courses, “Gender, Race and Comics” and “Gender in Comics.” Her teaching emphasizes the integration of lived experiences in scholarly inquiry. Dr. Lyn helped create Comic Arts Richmond, an independent small press comics show. She is also a member of the Small Press Expo’s executive committee and creates her own comics.
Rachel R. Miller, Board Member at large of Fieldmouse Press is a writer, editor, and scholar based out of Columbus, Ohio. She is currently a Presidential Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate at The Ohio State University, where she formerly served as the Assistant Editor of Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society. Her writing on comics and pop culture has been published in Public Books, Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly, American Book Review, and more. She also recently co-curated the exhibit Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art for the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, which is on view until May 2020. You can find her online at rachelrmiller.com or on Twitter @girlgutters.