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News Review June 2016

Africa

South Africa

Culture

Icon Gaming Convention took place in Johannesburg. For the first time the event featured panel discussions regarding animation, comic books and cartooning. All talks were live streated and will be available on YouTube within two weeks. Link 1, Link 2, Link 3 (English, MR)

Americas

Canada

Research

Canadian Graphic: Picturing Life Narratives, edited by Candida Rifkind and Linda Warley, has been published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Link (English, WG)

USA

Culture

75 years worth of Superman memorabilia will be exhibited at Cleveland Public Library. Link (21/06/2016, English, WG)

Research

In connection with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s new exhibit on children’s comics, they offer a free to download edited collection of original essays on children’s comics entitled, Good Grief! Children and Comics. Link (English, WG)

Visualizing Jewish Narrative: Jewish Comics and Graphic Novels, edited by Derek Parker Royal, has been published through Bloomsbury. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the edited collection The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In. Abstracts are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the conference, ‘Monstrous Women in Comics—an Interdisciplinary Conference on Women in Comics and Graphic Novels’, which takes place in May 2017 at the University of North Texas. Abstracts are due by the 1st September. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for a range of panels relating to comics at the Northeast MLA Baltimore Conference, which takes place in March 2017. The deadline for proposals is the 30th September 2016. Link (English, WG)

Asia

Japan

Culture

Onthe 7th August, there will be a talk event with manga artist Eguchi Hisashi at Kyoto International Manga Museum. An exhibition of the work of the same artist, ‘KING OF POP’ is running until the 4th September. Link (English, JBS)

Obituaries

Shojo manga artist Sato Tomoe, who debuted in the popular girls manga magazine Ribon in 1965, has passed away at the age of 83. Link (02/06/2016, Japanese, JBS)

Europe

Belgium

Research

There is a call for papers for the upcoming conference titled ‘Tintin au XXIe siècle: territoires et temporalités’ in Louvain-la-Neuve on the 17 until the 20 May, 2017. Abstracts are due by the 15 September, 2016. Link (09/06/2016, French, BC)

France

Culture

The Strasbulles comics festival in Strasbourg held an exhibition on British comics, with Posy Simmonds, Pat Mills and Dave McKean. It also held a series of conferences on comics by young comics scholars of LaBrèche. Link (10/06/2016, French, BC)

Twelve comics experts and authors – among which Florence Cestac and François Schuiten – have proposed a project titled Angoulême, la renaissance, which offers propositions to renew the International Comics Festival of Angoulême, responding to the severe polemics the festival had faced in January. Link (03/06/2016, French, BC)

Research

In collaboration with the comics festival titled ‘On a marché sur la bulle in Amiens’, the Université Picardie Jules Verne hosted a study day on women and comics on the 2 June. Link (02/06/2016, French, BC)

Benoît Berthou and Jacques Dürrenmatt organised a study day, La Bande dessinée : quelles recherches? on the 10 June at the Sorbonne in Paris, bringing together Francophone scholars in order to think about the current state of comics studies. Link (10/06/2016, French, BC)

Germany

Culture

The award, Gustav-Heinemann-Friedenspreis für Kinder- und Jugendbücher, goes to Der Traum von Olympia by Reinhard Kleist this year. Link (17/06/2016, German, MdlI)

The festival, CosDay, will take place in Frankfurt am Main on the 9th and 10th July; guests include Martina Peters. Link (English, MdlI)

Law & Politics

Public funding for comic creators has been discussed in the Berlin state parliament. Link (13/06/2016, German, MdlI)

Research

A symposium on comics and animation will take place in Hanover in November 2016. Link (German, MdlI)

The half-day workshop, Blood in the Gutter: Uncertainty and Speculation in Contemporary American Comics, will take place in Bayreuth on the 15th July. Link (16/06/2016)

The ComFor panel presentations at this year’s Comic-Salon Erlangen have been made available as videos on YouTube. Link (23/06/2016, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

On the 23rd and 24th July, the School Manuel António Pina, in Vila Nova de Gaia, will host the ‘Central Comics Fest’16’. Link (26/06/2016, Portuguese RR)

From the 23rd June until the 26th August, the Bedeteca of Amadora gallery is hosting an exhibition by the authors Augusto Trigo and Jorge Magalhães. The exhibition is organized by the Clube Português de Banda Desenhada. Free admission. Link (06/06/2016, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Business

A new website for comics professionals (editors, authors, etc.) to share ideas and their work has been created. Link (09/06/2016, English, EdRC)

Culture

The 10th FNAC-Salamandra International Graphic Novel Prize is open to an original, totally new and completely unpublished graphic novel from any nationality and language. The competition is open until the 2nd December 2016.Link (06/06/2016, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition titled ‘Prehistòria i còmic’ can be visited at the Museu de Prehistòria de València until November. Link (06/06/2016, English, EdRC)

The exhibition ‘Valencia. Línea Clara’ can be visited at the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern until October. Link (09/06/2016)

Switzerland

Research

The essay collection Pucks en stock. Bande dessinée et sport, edited by Benoît Melançon and Michel Porret, was published through Georg. Link (05/06/2016, French, BC)

UK

Culture

9 Panels Comics Industry Conference took place on the 1st July, and hosted a range of academic and comics industry speakers. Link (English, WG)

Job

There is a job advertisement seeking a PR Assistant at Rebellion Comics. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a call for papers for a special blog series for US Studies Online entitled, ‘Beyond the Graphic’ – Considering Violence, Sexuality and Obscenity in Comics. Abstracts are due by the 31st August. Link (English, WG)

Comics, Politics, and Adaptation was a one day symposium that took place at the University of Nottingham on the 1st July. Link (English, WG)

Oceania

Australia

Culture

The symposium Super Heroes and Me will be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne from the 8th until the 9th December 2016

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The Representation of Music and Musicians in Caricatures and early Comics (1830–1930): Three Case Studies.

Christian A. Bachmann

This article is the first part of a short series that deals with the representation of music and musicians in cartoons and early comics. European magazines such as Charivari (Paris), Punch (London), and Fliegende Blätter (Munich) published caricatures and picture stories about the virtues of music and her practitioners throughout the 19th century and beyond. Preoccupied with making their readers laugh, artists such as Grandville or Wilhelm Busch have often depicted the failing musical aspirant who makes his instrument and his audience churn. The rise of and constant debate about Wagnerian ‘modern music’ spurred the idea of oversized instruments, powered by steam engines that, accordingly, made the very same noise rather than delightful music. With the ascent of Franz Liszt and other virtuoso musicians in the 1830s and 1840s, a new stereotype entered the stage of the satirical magazines. The ideas, characters, motifs, and techniques developed for representing music and musicians were by no means limited to Europe, but also carried over to the United States where they were adapted for an American magazine readership and became part of the ideas and techniques on which the early newspaper comics were based. Unsurprisingly, because artists like Frederick Burr Opper and Frank M. Howarth, both of whom drew pictures stories about musicians, started out with their careers in US-magazines like Puck and Judge, before moving on to work for the newspaper industry around the turn of the century.

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The Bi-Monthly ComFor Update for June 2016

by Nina Heindl

The first half of 2016 has passed and it is time for a new bi-monthly update on comics studies-related news from Germany. Let me start with one of the biggest and certainly one of the highlights regarding comics-related events in Germany, the 17th Erlangen International Comic-Salon, which took place from May 26 to 29. A central part of the Comic-Salon is the trade fair with more than 150 exhibitors. Among the many simultaneous exhibitions was one dedicated to manga artist Jiro Taniguchi, one about comics and satire in Turkey, and one on Indian comics. As in past years, the ComFor contributed a lecture series to the supporting program. Organized by Clemens Heydenreich, five comics scholars gave talks on different aspects of the general topic “Drawn Borderline Walks. Comic Culture(s) Internationally”. The webcomic initiative Comic Solidarity also had an astonishing program, entitled “Webcomic in Focus” and directed by Lukas R.A. Wilde and organized by Eva Junker, with talks, discussions, workshops on digital comics, and book-signing sessions.

Half time for 2016 also means time for a new issue of the German online journal for comics studies “Closure”. Issue no. 2.5, like all half-year issues, is dedicated to reviews of primary material and secondary literature. Moreover, the new category “ComicKontext” takes a closer look at comics and their didactic dimensions. Comics in didactics and comics in school are topics that will continue to be of concern to German comics studies this year. 2016’s annual ComFor conference will be held from November 16th to 19th at the University of Duisburg-Essen and will also focus on didactics and comics in school. Organized by Markus Engelns alongside Ulrike Preußer and Clemens Kammler, there will be workshops, talks, and discussions on the topic. A detailed announcement on the specific program will soon be available on the ComFor website.

But before we take a closer look into the near future, I would like to mention a comics workshop that took place recently: From May 26 to 27, the working group ““Weiter sehen. Dresdener Beiträge zur interdisziplinären Serienforschung” and the ERC research group “The Principle of Disruption” hosted the workshop “The Walking Dead und die Hölle der Serialität” at the TU Dresden. The workshop focused on seriality and different concepts of post-humanity, politics, and social constructs.

Besides the Erlangen Comic-Salon, many more (mostly smaller in scale but nevertheless) terrific festivals and cultural events involving comics took place over the past few months. It’s a natural course of action to mention the 5th annual Graphic Novel Days in Hamburg in this context, which took place from May 9 to 12. Furthermore, the symposium “Worlds Collide – When Comics verfilmt werden” (“Worlds Collide – When Comics become Films”) took place from June 17 to 16 as part of the 1st Mannheim design festival “Uncover.” In Erlangen, Barbara Yelin was awarded the Max & Moritz Prize 2016 as Best German-language Comic Artist. A few weeks earlier, Uli Oesterle received the Comicbuchpreis of the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung for his comic “Vatermilch” (Father’s Milk).

There are also diverse exhibitions on comics and comic art in Germany beyond the aforementioned festivals. Just to pick some of a wide range, in Frankfurt just started an exhibition on pioneers of the comic strip at the Schirn gallery. Together with the ongoing exhibition on Richard Mc Guire’s “Here” at the Museum for Applied Arts () Frankfurt currently has a lot to offer for comics fans. In Hamburg the “Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe” presents its rich collection of Japanese woodcuts, contemporary manga, anime and video games. Another exhibition, that I am really excited about, is the one hosted from June 11 to July 2 at the Coelln Comic Haus about Belgian Independent Comics. For an overview on comics exhibitions in Germany, I’d like to recommend Christian Maiwald’s formidable calendar at dreimalalles.info.

So much from my compact ComFor Update for June 2016. For the second six months of the year, we can again expect plenty of interesting conferences, lectures, festivals and exhibitions. Besides the annual ComFor meeting in November, which I already mentioned, there will be a comic-specific panel and workshop at the annual meeting of the German Society of Media Studies at the end of September, and an exciting conference entitled “Ästhetik des Gemachten in Animation und Comic – Interdisziplinäres Symposium deutschsprachiger Animations- und Comicforschung” hosted by the AG Comicforschung (Comics Studies Working Group) and the AG Animation (Animation Working Group) of the German Society of Media Studies in November. Expect an update on these events on the AG’s website.

Nina Heindl, M.A., is on the editing board of the website of the German Society of Comic Studies (ComFor) and a member of the Comic Studies Working Group of the German Society for Media Studies (GfM). She is a doctoral candidate at the department for art history at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Her dissertation project is about artistic forms of comics based on Chris Ware’s oeuvre and is funded by the RUB Research School PLUS. Recent publications on comics: “Becoming Aware of One’s Own Biased Attitude: The Observer’s Encounter with Disability in Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Library No. 18” In: The Review of Disability Studies. An International Journal (2014:10.3&4), pp. 40–51; “Die leisen Bildlaute des Chris Ware. Wirk- und Seinsweisen von Sprechblasen und Onomatopöien” In: Christian Bachmann (ed.): Bildlaute und laute Bilder. Zur ‚Audiovisualität‘ von Bilderzählungen, Berlin 2014, pp. 149–168.

 
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Posted by on 2016/06/14 in ComFor Updates

 

CFP Comics Forum 2016 – Genre: A Conference on Comics

Comics Forum 2016

Comics Forum 2016 – Call For Papers

Genre: A Conference on Comics

Leeds Central Library, 3rd – 4th November 2016

Genre has played an active role in generating and shaping our knowledge and understanding of comics. It is a term that has been used to describe the medium itself (e.g. comics as a genre of literature), formats within the medium (e.g. the graphic novel as a genre of comics), and the various thematic clusters of stories told within comics (romance, western, horror etc.). Comics may support and adhere to the conventions, styles, structures and effects of a given genre, or they might redefine, challenge, and violate its definitions and boundaries through their form and content. While comics scholars have undertaken studies of genre in comics – particularly a strong and expanding corpus focusing upon the superhero genre, for instance – the subject remains relatively underdeveloped in Comics Studies by comparison with other fields such as Film Studies and Literary Studies. Comics Forum 2016, the eighth event in the annual conference series, will present a sustained discussion upon a wide range of subjects relating to comics and genre, and abstracts are invited for talks to be given at the event.

Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:

-Specific genres or sub-genres in comics
-Genre blending and genre mash-ups in comics
-Genres in and/or across national comics traditions
-Bodies of work in a specific genre by an artist/writer
-Comics adaptations of genre works
-Comics and genre theory, or theoretical approaches to genre in comics
-Temporal approaches to genre in comics, or genre comics as social/historical constructs
-Comparative approaches to genre in comics
-Questions of genre and form
-Association of specific genres with gender and/or race
-Issues of production, distribution, censorship and reception of certain genre comics
-Arguments for/against genre classifications in comics

Proposals of 250 words are invited for talks of up to 20 minutes in length, and should be emailed along with a short biography (around 100 words) to comicsforum@hotmail.co.uk. Please put the phrase ‘CF2016 Paper Submission’ in your subject line. Proposals for panels of either 60 or 75 minutes are also welcome. If you wish to submit a panel proposal, please include the line ‘CF2016 Panel Submission’ in your subject line and make sure you include an indication of the panel’s length and biographies of all your speakers in your abstract. The deadline for submission is 25th July 2016 and notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed by or before 8th August 2016.

 
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News Review May 2016

Asia

Japan

Culture

The Eguchi Hisashi Pop Art Exhibition: King of Pop, Kyoto Edition, starts on the 11th June and will run until the 4th September at the Kyoto International Manga Museum. Link  (English, JBS)

Law and Politics

Manga and plastic artist Rokudesnashiko (Igarashi Megumi) has partly lost the obscenity case against her (“partly innocent” verdict), and has been fined 400,000 Japanese Yen for a 3D reproduction and digital file distribution of her vagina. She will appeal the verdict. Link (09/05/2016, English, JBS)

Research

An international symposium titled “New Directions in Manga Research” which emphasises diverse methodologies, instead of a fixed focus on the subject proper, will be held on the 18th June at the Kyoto International Manga Museum (All presentations in Japanese). Link  (Japanese, JBS)

The program for the 16th yearly conference of the Japan Society for Studies in Cartoons and Comics has been published on the JSSCC website. The conference will take place from the 25th until the 26th June at the Tokyo Polytechnic University’s Nakano Campus. Link (Japanese, JBS)

Americas

USA

Culture

The exhibition, Aliens, Monsters, and Madmen: The Art of EC Comics, will take place at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (located on the campus of the University of Oregon), and is running until the 10th July. Link (English, WG)

Obituary

Consuela Francis, a professor of English and African-American studies at the College of Charleston, has passed away. Amongst a wide array of teaching and research interests, Francis specialised in race and superhero comic books. Link 1 (09/05/2016, English, WG), Link 2 (English, WG)

Research

Sequentials, a new venture which will publish scholarship drawn in comics form, has posted its first call for comics. It asks for submissions focusing upon postmodernism in all of its possible meanings and manifestations. The deadline is 1st January 2017. Link (05/05/2016, English, WG)

Pioneering Cartoonists of Color, by Tim Jackson, has been published through University of Mississippi Press. Link (English, WG)

On the 23rd May, SANE Journal’s Facebook page published an open call for interested professionals to serve as reviewers, as well as seeking potential contributors. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Research

The Nordic Network for Comics Research is holding a conference from the 20th until the 21st April 2017 under the theme of ‘memory’. It will be held at Ghent University in collaboration with the University of Liège (ACME) and KU Leuven. Abstracts are due by the 1st September. Link (English, ST)

The University of Liège (ACME) is holding a conference titled “Politics of the Algorithm: Narrative, the digital media and unidentified media” from the 15th until the 18th June. Link (English, ST) Link (English, ST)

France

Obituary

Veteran cartoonist Siné (Maurice Sinet), who worked for L’Express, L’Enragé, Siné Mensuel and Charlie Hebdo, amongst others, has died aged 87. Link (05/05/2016, English, LTa)

Research

The AFEA conference in Toulouse hosted on May 26 a panel on the future of comics studies, titled ‘Whither Comics Studies?’. Link (26/05/2016, English, BC)

Germany

Culture

The exhibition on Héctor Germán Oesterheld’s El Eternauta that was previously shown in Stuttgart has now travelled on to Berlin, where it will be shown until the 10th July. Link (09/05/2016, German, MdlI)

Two talks on comics were given during “Tage des Exils 2016” in Hamburg on the 31st May and 1st June. Link (16/05/2016, German, MdlI)

The exhibition, “Hokusai x Manga – Japanese Popular Culture since 1860”, will be shown in Hamburg from the 10th June until the 11th September. Link (English, MdlI)

The exhibition of Belgian independent comics that was previously shown in Rostock now travels on to Cologne, where it will be shown from the 11th June until the 2nd July. Link (23/05/2016, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of “Pioneers of the Comic Strip” will be shown in Frankfurt from the 23rd June until the 18th September. Link (English, MdlI)

“Worlds Collide – Wenn Comics verfilmt werden”, an event on comic-to-film adaptations, will take place in Mannheim from the 17th until the 19th June. Link (30/05/2016, German, MdlI)

The Max-und-Moritz-Preis was awarded at Comic-Salon Erlangen on the 27th May. Link (German, MdlI)

Research

A comics panel and workshop will take place at the annual GfM Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft conference in Berlin from the 28th September  until the 1st October. Link (05/05/2016, German, MdlI)

Hungary

Culture

The 12th International Comics Festival Budapest was held on the 8th May at Dürer Kert, Budapest. International guest artists and writers included Rutu Modan (Italy), Alessio Fortunato (Italy), Kivi Larmola and Pertti Jarla (Finland). Link (English, ES)

Portugal

Culture

Until the 12th June, the Historical centre of Beja is hosting the annual International Festival of Comics (XII Festival Internacional de Banda Desenhada de Beja). This festival is composed by some exhibitions, book/magazine launches, author events, workshops and concerts. Link (28/04/2016, Portuguese, RR)

On the 27th May, the authors Filipe Melo and Juan Cavia will launch their book Os Vampiros (The Vampires), a comic book inspired in the song with the same title by the popular Portuguese Singer Zeca Afonso. The book launch took place during the International Festival of Comics in Beja. Link  (24/05/2016, Portuguese, RR)

Until the 11th June, the Bedeteca of Amadora is hosting an exhibition titled “Banda Escrita: André Oliveira – uma exposição em torno do trabalho do argumentista” (Written Strip: André Oliveira – an exhibition about the writer´s work). Admission to the event is free. Link (11/05/2016, Portuguese, RR)

Until the 7th June, the Municipality of Alvalade is hosting an exhibition about Japanese inspired pop culture with. Link (Portuguese, RR)

Romania

Culture

Bucharest hosted the fourth edition of East European Comic Con from the 27th to the 29th May. The convention included independent cartoonists and animators from the United States and Europe, as well as workshops, exhibitions, gaming and cosplay competitions. Link (29/06/2016, English, MP)

Spain

Business

The Culture Association Tebeosfera has published its annual report about the Spanish comics industry. Link (05/05/2016, Spanish, EdRC)

Culture

The 34th edition of the Barcelona Comic Fair took place from the 5th to the 8th April with a historical record of attendance. Winners of the festival awards were announced, including Best National Work (El fantasma de Gaudí, by El Torres and Jesús Alonso) and Best Foreign Work (Spirou. Le Groom vert-de-gris, by Yann and Oliver Schwartz). Link (06/05/2016, English, EdRC)

In order to celebrate the biggest exhibition of works by Hieronymus Bosch, which can be visited until the 11th September, the Museo del Prado has published its first comic. Triptych of the Enchanted (a Boschian pantomime), by Max, is available in Spanish and English. Link (23/05/2016, Spanish, EdRC)

Law and Politics

Mayte Quílez, director of the satirical magazine El Jueves, has been attacked at the door of her house by a hooded person, resulting in minor injuries. The magazine had just published the day before a cover denouncing the rise of the extreme right in Europe. Link (12/05/2016, Spanish, EdRC)

Switzerland

Research

The IAWIS/AEI has released its call for papers, with several panels devoted to comics. Abstracts are due by the 31st August. Link (15/05/2016, English, BC)

Following a conference organised in Lausanne by the GrEBD, BD – US : les comics vus par l’ Europe, edited by Marc Atallah and Alain Boillat, has been published through Infolio. Link (19/05/2016, French, BC)

UK

Culture

Arvon are running a week-long residential graphic novel writing course with Kate Charlesworth and Leah Moore. It will take place between the 13th and 18th June. Link (English, WG)

Job

There is a job listing for a Lecturer in Illustration at Plymouth University. The advert specifies that the Faculty of Arts and Humanities are seeking a lecturer to lead and develop the curriculum in relation to comics and visual narrative. Applications are due by the 19th June. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Journal of African Cultural Studies 28.3 has recently published–a special issue on Afro-Superheroes. Link (WG, English)

Registration is now open for the 7th International Comics & Medicine Conference: Stages & Pages, which takes place at the University of Dundee between the 7th and 9th July 2016. Link (English, WG)

Registration is now open for the 7th International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics – Graphic Gothic, which takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University between the 11th and 13th July. Link (English, WG)

Abusing Power: The Visual Politics of Satire is a conference held at Brighton Museum and Pavilion between the 23rd and 24th September 2016. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the Animation and the Comic Book Symposium, which will take place on 30th September at Canterbury Christ Church University. The deadline for abstract submissions is the 19th July. Link (English, WG)

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 7.2 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Comics Crossroads: Training for the Study of Comics, Cartoons and Drawn Images, is a symposium that takes place on the 26th June at the University of Kent. It will host a range of speakers talking about their research, including: Dr Anne Magnussen, Professor Roger Sabin, Dr Elizabeth El Refaie, Dr Ian Horton,Dr Paul Williams, Dr Aaron Meskin, and Professor Hugo Frey. Link (English, WG)

BCCS Comics Scholarship Symposium will take place 4 June at the University of Sussex. This one-day symposium will explore the possibilities of doing scholarship in graphic form. Link (English, WG)

Registration has opened for a comics symposium titled “Comics Crossroads” on the 26th June at the University of Kent, which is associated with an exhibition running from the 2nd May until the 1st July, also at Kent. Eight invited speakers will present a 30-minute paper on their recent research, followed by a prepared critical response from an invited respondent and questions from the audience. (English, ST)

Arvon is running a five-day residential Graphic Novel course with Leah Moore (Sherlock Holmes) and Kate Charlesworth (Sally Heathcote: Suffragettes) from the 13th until the 18th of June at The Hurst. Both are experienced Graphic Novelists who have a mass of knowledge to share with aspiring Graphic Novel writers. Link (English, ST)

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