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Professor Neal Curtis is an author, and professor at the University of Auckland based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He works in Media and Screen Studies in Kura Tangata | Faculty of Arts at Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland. He teaches courses on Ubiquitous Media; Social Media; and Comics.

Curtis presented Time Frames: Picturing past and present in comics at the Cartoons, Comics and Caricatures Symposium at the University of Auckland on the 3rd of May 2014.[1]

Courses about comics[]

MEDIA 222 / MEDIA 327 - Comics and Visual Narrative[]

Explores the medium of comics both as an expression of popular culture and as a visual language. Beginning with a history of sequential graphic narrative, the course considers issues around the legitimacy of a popular art form and means of story-telling, as well as the problem of censorship that dominated comics culture especially in the 1950s.


  • The Talion Maker Part 1 (Self-published, Unknown)
  • Sovereignty and Superheroes (Manchester University Press, 1st of December 2015)[2]
  • Comics and Communication: Graphic Storytelling from Activism to Science (University Press of Mississippi, [Not yet released])[3]
  • Curtis, N. M. (2013). Superheroes and the Contradiction of Sovereignty. Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 4 (2), 209-222. 10.1080/21504857.2013.803993