Emerging from the field of comic book academia, writer A. David Lewis presents articles on the comic book medium at scholarly conferences across the country as well as in such publications as The International Journal of Comic Art for which he is a member of the Editorial Board. In 2002, Lewis debuted his own title, the dark suspense anthology Mortal Coils, which went on to be a winner of the 2003 Cinescape Literary Genre Competition. Published through his Caption Box imprint and then Archaia Studios Press, The Lone and Level Sands, Lewis’s 2005 graphic novel with artist mpMann, won the Howard E. Day Prize and was nominated for three Harvey Awards.
His second Archaia title, Some New Kind of Slaughter. has been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “a new, modern myth for our environmentally challenged times.” Currently, Lewis has completed his Ph.D. at Boston University while both teaching undergraduates and co-editing the Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels essay collection from Bloomsbury Academic.
Lewis is now a Steering Committee Co-Chair for the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Death, Dying, and Beyond Group as well as the co-editor of Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age, a winner of the Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture . He is a founding member of Sacred and Sequential and an Executive Board Member for the Comics Studies Society. Lewis and his family live in the Greater Boston area where he continues his teaching as well as his research in both comics studies and afterlife thanatology.