PRESS RELEASE: Fieldmouse Press Announces New Board Members

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Fieldmouse Press Announces New Board Members

Grass Valley, CA: Today, Fieldmouse Press has welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors.

Jules Bakes 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. 

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 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.

“Jules, Francesca, and Rachel are amazing additions to the Fieldmouse Press Board,” said Daniel Elkin, President of the Press. “These women are not only leaders in their respective fields, they also represent the future of comics. Each of them brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience and knowledge that will enhance the goals and benefit the charitable work of Fieldmouse Press.”

The Fieldmouse Press Board of Directors is responsible for financial and mission-based oversight of the Press and its operations.

About Fieldmouse Press:

Fieldmouse Press is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit independent press committed to the comics arts. 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.

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