Philip Smith obtained his Ph.D from Loughborough University in 2014. His work has been published in The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Literature Compass, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, International Journal of Comics Art, The Journal of European Studies, Asian Theatre Journal, Comics Forum, Slayage, and The Journal of Popular Culture. He is co-editor of Firefly Revisited (Rowman and Littlefield) and the author of the forthcoming book Reading Art Spiegelman (Routledge).