Sean Kleefeld
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Sean Kleefeld is an independent researcher whose work has been used by the likes Marvel Entertainment, Titan Books and 20th Century Fox. He writes the ongoing “Incidental Iconography” column for The Jack Kirby Collector and columns about webcomics and fandoms for FreakSugar. Previously, he spent several years working on the “Kleefeld on Webcomics” and “Kleefeld's Fanthropology” columns for MTV Geek. He’s also contributed to Alter Ego, Back Issue and Comic Book Resources. Kleefeld’s 2009 book, Comic Book Fanthropology, addresses the questions of who and what comic fans are, while his 2012 book, Edward Lear & the Snargetted Flartlethants of Nonsense, examines nonsense poetry and one its earliest practitioners. In 2020, Bloomsbury released the fourth book in its Comics Studies series: Webcomics, which was nominated for an Eisner Award the following year. He blogs daily at KleefeldOnComics.com.