Randy Duncan

Professor Emeritus


Dr. Randy Duncan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Henderson State University and former Director of the Center for Comics Studies. He is co-author of the widely used textbook The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture (Bloomsbury 2015) and Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction (Routledge 2015). He is co-editor of Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods (Routledge 2011), The Secret Origins of Comics Studies (Routledge 2017), and More Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods (Routledge 2019).

Dr. Duncan is co-founder of the Comics Arts Conference, held each summer in San Diego. In 2012, Duncan received the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comics Arts. He co- curated the Marvel: Universe of Super-Heroes exhibition that has been touring the U.S. since 2017. Duncan and Matthew J. Smith are editors of the Routledge Advances in Comics Studies series.