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Comics Forum 2009

Possibilites and Perspectives: A Conference on Comics (2009) – Call for Papers

This is the call for papers we released for the 2009 conference. As you’ll see, the idea here was to promote the event as an introduction to comics scholarship and encourage a broad range of speakers to apply. We had a fantastic response, and unfortunately we had to turn many down because we just didn’t have enough space and time available to accept everyone; it’s my biggest regret about this conference.

Possibilites and Perspectives: A Conference on Comics (2009) – Posters

We released a couple of posters for Possibilities and Perspectives. As with all the Comics Forum design work so far, these were put together by Ben Gaskell of Molakoe design, and I’m really pleased with how they turned out. An eye-catching logo and a clear design worked very well to convey the information we needed to get across, and helped to establish a visual identity for Comics Forum that’s been maintained throughout the events.

Landscape Poster

Portrait Poster

Possibilites and Perspectives: A Conference on Comics (2009) – Programme

Here’s the programme booklet from 2009’s conference, along with its cover. As you’ll see from the programme, we packed a pretty large amount of material into the day. Happily, the papers were very interesting and of a high level of quality, which made for some lively discussions both within the conference and outside it. There are abstracts and speaker profiles in the programme, along with an annotated bibliography of comics scholarship on the internet, which was very kindly provided by Dr Mel Gibson. We were supported in 2009 by Thought Bubble, the University of Chichester, Dr Mel Gibson and the Institute for Comics Studies (ICS).

This version of the programme has been edited to provide the correct information for those who spoke on the day (one speaker and one chair were swapped from the programme as it was originally printed) and to include the conference venue information. Hyperlinks have also been incorporated. Other than that it is presented as it was on the day.

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