Zane Austin Grant has taught Political and Cultural Geography at University of Arizona and University of Leipzig, Germany. His current projects include co-writing the upcoming comic book series 'We Will Bury You' on IDW Publishing, regular contributions to PopMatters, and a long distance music project with his sister Brea Grant. You can learn more about him at zanegrant.org.
"The Iconographies" is a series of weekly blog posts and features focusing on iconic moments, creators, characters or publications in the ongoing 'biography' of graphic literature. This edition looks at the rise in popularity of the comics convention, and the pop-cultural changes conventions have brought to comics.