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News Review June 2018

Americas

United States

Culture 

The Sequart documentary, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, is available to view online. Link (English, WG)

Research

Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory, edited by Tatiana Prorokova and Nimrod Tal, has been published through Rutgers University Press. Link (English, WG)

American Literature 90.2 is a special themed issue entitled Queer about Comics. Link (English, WG)

There is a cfp for the conference ComiqueCon: Celebrating Women in Comics, which will take place as part of ComiqueCon in Dearborn, MI, on the 13th October. The deadline for submissions is the 31st July. Link (English, WG)

The 2018 issue of SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education has been published. Link (English, WG)

Europe

France

Business

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to fund the relaunch of venerable children’s magazine Pif (Gadget), aiming to launch this year.  Link (21/06/2018, LT, French)

Culture

A trailer for the upcoming adaptation of bande dessinée series Les vieux fourneaux has been released. The film will be released in August.  Link (25/06/2018, LT, French)

Germany

Culture

This year’s Max und Moritz Award winners include Reinhard Kleist, Ulli Lust and Riad Sattouf. Link (German, MdlI)

Research

A series of talks was given in conjunction with this year’s ComicInvasionBerlin festival on the 23rd June. Link (21/06/2018, German, MdlI)

Reader Superhelden, an edited volume on superheroes, has been published by Transcript. Link (25/06/2018, German, MdlI)

Hungary

Culture

The 14th International Comics Festival at Budapest took place on 13 May 2018. This one day event offered a comics award ceremony, artist talks, roundtables, workshops, and a comics fair. Our guests this year were Jacques Ferrandez (FR), Kati Kovács (FIN), Alexandru Ciubotariu (Ro), Thomas Kriebaum (A), and Fabrizio de Tommaso (I). Link (01/07/2018, English, ES)

Comics as Narrative – The Ninth Art and Its Icons in Hungary is a major comics exhibition at the National Széchényi Library at Budapest. The exhibition focuses on two influential perceptions of comics in Hungary, namely adaptations of literary works in the 1950s-70s and contemporary comics understood as self-expression and as an autonomous narrative medium. The exhibition opened on 14 May and is on display until 26 July 2018. Link (01/07/2018, English, ES)

The Third Conference on Tendencies in Contemporary Hungarian Comics and Comics Studies was organized by the Babes-Bolyai University at Cluj (Romania), the University of Szeged (Hungary) and the Centre for Comics Studies at the University of Pécs (Hungary). The two-day event took place at Cluj between 18-19 May 2018. Link (01/07/2018, English, ES)

Portugal

Culture

From the 29th June until the 27th July  the second part of the sequential art course for beginner will tae place in Casa da Quinta do Pátio d’Água in Montijo. The course is taught by Susana Resende. Admission is free. Link (28/07/2018, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Research

A new issue of the journal Tebeoesfera (on comics translation) has been published. Link (29/06/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

The journal Neuróptica, one of the pioneers of comics studies in Spain (1982-1987), will be published again, open access and on a yearly basis. First editorial deadline is 1 January 2019. Articles can be submitted in Spanish, French, English, Italian and Portuguese. Link (13/06/2018, Spanish/English, EdRC)

The journal Cuadernos de Cómic has led another successful crowdfunding campaign to continue its activity. Link (30/06/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

Switzerland

Culture

An Ulli Lust exhibition is shown in Basel until the 28th October. Link (29/06/2018, German, MdlI)

UK

Culture

Metal Band, ‘Death Ingloria’ will perform in London at ‘Attack On Camden: Anime/Gaming/Geek Metal Bands’ on the 7th July. The band mixes sequential art with metal music at live performances. Entry is free and restricted to those over 18 years of age. More information about the band may be found at Link 2. Link 1 Link 2 (01/07/2018, Link, ST)

Research

Alex Fitch interviews comics scholars David Kunzle, Thierry Groensteen and Maggie Gray about their respective research. Link (English, WG)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany and Switzerland), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal), Eszter Szép (ES, Hungary) Lise Tannahill (LT, France) and Simon Turner (ST, UK).

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Deadline Extended: Comics Forum 2018 Call for Papers

Progress: A Decade of Comics Scholarship
Leeds Central Library 20-21 September

Call for Papers

Deadline extended to the 23rd of July 2018.

Comics Forum 2018 is the tenth anniversary of the annual conference series. To celebrate this milestone, we invite scholars from around the world to join us for a two-day series of talks looking back at the subjects Comics Forum has focused on over the past decade and considering how they have changed and developed. We are now open to submissions on any of the following themes, reflecting the topics from previous years’ events (please indicate which theme you are addressing when you submit your abstract):

  • Genre (2016)
  • Graphic Medicine: Visualizing the Stigma of Illness (2011)[1]
  • Materiality and Virtuality (2011)
  • Multiculturalism and Representation (2012)
  • Politics (2015)
  • Possibilities and Perspectives (2009)
  • Sculpture and Comic Art (2011)[2]
  • Small Press and Undergrounds (2013)
  • Space (2017)
  • Theory and Practice (2010)
  • Violence (2014)
  • Women in Comics (2010)[3]

Submissions will be considered in any of the following three formats (please indicate which you are proposing when you submit your abstract):

  • Paper: 15-minute paper on a focused topic.
  • Panel: 1 hour structured discussion between three or more participants (N.B.: this should be a coherent unit, not simply a collection of three or four papers).
  • Workshop: 1 hour interactive, collaborative session aimed at producing outputs to be published on comicsforum.org.

Proposals of up to 250 words in length are now being accepted at the following link: http://bit.ly/comicsforum2018 The deadline for submissions is the 23rd of July and you will be notified of acceptance by or before the 30th of July. Please include a short (100 word) biography of your speaker(s) with your proposal. We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds!

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[1] Graphic Medicine: Guest conference organised by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec.
[2] Sculpture and Comic Art: Guest conference organised by Jon Wood and Kirstie Gregory.
[3] Women in Comics: Guest conference organised by Sarah Lightman, Catriona MacLeod, Hattie Kennedy and Emily Rabone.
 

Call for Papers: Comics Forum 2018

Progress: A Decade of Comics Scholarship
Leeds Central Library 20-21 September

Call for Papers

Deadline extended to the 23rd of July 2018.

Comics Forum 2018 is the tenth anniversary of the annual conference series. To celebrate this milestone, we invite scholars from around the world to join us for a two-day series of talks looking back at the subjects Comics Forum has focused on over the past decade and considering how they have changed and developed. We are now open to submissions on any of the following themes, reflecting the topics from previous years’ events (please indicate which theme you are addressing when you submit your abstract):

  • Genre (2016)
  • Graphic Medicine: Visualizing the Stigma of Illness (2011)[1]
  • Materiality and Virtuality (2011)
  • Multiculturalism and Representation (2012)
  • Politics (2015)
  • Possibilities and Perspectives (2009)
  • Sculpture and Comic Art (2011)[2]
  • Small Press and Undergrounds (2013)
  • Space (2017)
  • Theory and Practice (2010)
  • Violence (2014)
  • Women in Comics (2010)[3]

Submissions will be considered in any of the following three formats (please indicate which you are proposing when you submit your abstract):

  • Paper: 15-minute paper on a focused topic.
  • Panel: 1 hour structured discussion between three or more participants (N.B.: this should be a coherent unit, not simply a collection of three or four papers).
  • Workshop: 1 hour interactive, collaborative session aimed at producing outputs to be published on comicsforum.org.

Proposals of up to 250 words in length are now being accepted at the following link: http://bit.ly/comicsforum2018 The deadline for submissions is the 23rd of July and you will be notified of acceptance by or before the 30th of July. Please include a short (100 word) biography of your speaker(s) with your proposal. We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds!

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[1] Graphic Medicine: Guest conference organised by Ian Williams and MK Czerwiec.
[2] Sculpture and Comic Art: Guest conference organised by Jon Wood and Kirstie Gregory.
[3] Women in Comics: Guest conference organised by Sarah Lightman, Catriona MacLeod, Hattie Kennedy and Emily Rabone.
 

The Bi-Monthly ComFor Update for June 2018

by Laura Oehme

The summer term has started and the past two months since Julia’s update were rich in comics-related events in academia (and beyond) all over Germany. With regard to the ComFor itself, the biggest news is the new board of the society that was elected at the end of April. As part of the ComFor’s current online editorial team, I am particularly happy to see that Lukas R.A. Wilde – the longest-serving member and absolutely vital coordinator of the editorial team – has been chosen for the position of treasurer, but I am equally ecstatic about the reelection of Stephan Packard as president and the election of Véronique Sina as vice president of the society. For more information on all three board members, please see our introduction of the “ComFor’s New Managing Committee”.

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News Review May 2018

Americas

United States

Research

There is a call for paper for a special edited collection entitled Mixed-Race/Superheroes. 500 word abstracts are due by the 1st July. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for paper for a special edited collection on the DC Universe. 200-500 word are due by the 31st July. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for paper for a special edited collection on the Marvel Universe. 200-500 word are due by the 31st July. Link (English, WG)

The special themed issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies, ‘“Suffering Sappho!”: Lesbian content and queer female characters in comics’, has been published. Link (English, WG)

The University Press of Mississippi has published Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics, edited by Marc DiPaolo. Link (English, WG)

The Graphic Justice Research Alliance (GJRA) invites submissions for its 2018 annual conference, to be held on the 20th October in Brooklyn, NY. The deadline for submissions is the 10th July. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Germany

Culture

A Walt Disney exhibition is shown in Mainz until the 29th July. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)

An exhibition on coal mining in comics is shown in Oberhausen until the 9th September. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)

The exhibition, “Mangamania”, at Schloss Augustuburg has been extended until the 28th October. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)

An exhibition on Marvel’s Avengers is shown in Cologne until the 28th October. Link (04/05/2018, German, MdlI)

An exhibition on gender in comics is shown in Mainz until the 20th July. Link (German, MdlI)

Several comic exhibitions are shown in Erlangen in conjunction with Comic-Salon. Link (23/05/2018, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of comics by Claire Bretécher and Franziska Becker is shown in Renchen until the 5th August. Link (26/05/2018, German, MdlI)

A Simon Schwartz exhibition is shown in Erfurt until the 9th September. Link (26/05/2018, German, MdlI)

A Fix & Foxi exhibition is going to be shown in Oberhausen from the 10th June until the 9th September. Link (27/05/2018, German, MdlI)

Research

Several talks by members of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) were given at Comic-Salon Erlangen from the 1st – 3rd June. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)

A workshop on comics annotation is going to take place in Potsdam on the 18th and 19th June. Link (07/05/2018, English, MdlI)

Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop of the AG Comicforschung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM) have been published as issue 4.5 of Closure. Link (German, MdlI).

Three talks on manga were given at this year’s Japan-Tag in Düsseldorf on the 25th May. Link (09/05/2018, German, MdlI)

Lukas R. A. Wilde’s PhD thesis has been published as a book titled “Im Reich der Figuren: Meta-narrative Kommunikationsfiguren und die ‚Mangaisierung‘ des japanischen Alltags“. Link (17/05/2018, German, MdlI)

The Roland Faelske award for comics and animation studies is accepting nominations until the 1st July. Link (28/05/2018, German, MdlI)

Spain

Industry

A crowdfunding campaign has obtained 34000 euros to publish a graphic novel about Blas de Lezo. Link (30/05/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

Obituary

The artist Julio Ribera (author of Le Vagabond des Limbes and Dracurella) passed away. Link (29/04/2018, English, EdRC)

Research

A new edition of the summer course Imágenes y migraciones del comic will take place at the University of Alcalá (Madrid) on the 27th and 28th June. Link (23/05/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

The exhibition, Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny, takes place between the 10th May and 30th September at the Jewish Museum, London. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a call for papers for the conference, Graphic Brighton 2018: Music and Comics. This free event will be held at the University of Sussex on Friday July 20th. Link (English, WG)

 

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany).

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