Next Week: Comics Forum 2013

15 Nov

CF2013 - PosterComics Forum 2013 is taking place at Leeds Central Library next Thursday and Friday!

As you can see from the poster above, we have a fantastic line-up of speakers and events this year, and we’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to Leeds for what promises to be a fantastic event. In addition to the individual papers, we also have a keynote event featuring Paul Gravett and Roger Sabin, a book launch for Paul’s latest book Comics Art, and we’ll be making some exciting announcements about Comics Forum’s plans for 2014! The full running order is provided below:

DAY 1: 21/11/2013

0900-0930: Registration

0930-0945: Opening Remarks

0945-1100: Panel 1: History

Chair: Ian Hague

Lise Tannahill: Assessing Ololê: Vehicle for Breton Pride or Source of Shame?

David Huxley: ‘I still have 50 Copies in the Attic’: British Regional Underground comics 1970- 1980

Martin de la Iglesia: Early manga translations in the West: underground cult or mainstream failure?

1100-1115: Break

1115-1215: Panel 2: Audience

Chair: Joan Ormrod

Cameron Fletcher: “Amateur” Hour

R.Finn: Using a webcomic comment thread to gauge reader experience

1215-1300: Lunch

1300-1415: Panel 3: Gender & Sexuality

Chair: Carolene Ayaka

Louisa Parker: Small Story – Big Picture

Laura A. Pearson: Nina Bunjevac’s “Alternative” Catwoman in ‘Bitter Tears of Zorka Petrovic’

Mihaela Precup: ‘It came from Alpha Centaur looking for love’: The Mutant and Non-human Body in Denis Kitchen’s Bizarre Sex (1972-1982)

1415-1430: Break

1430-1545: Panel 4: Graphixia

Brenna Clarke Gray, Damon Herd, Hattie Kennedy, Ernesto Priego, Peter Wilkins and David N Wright: Small is the New Big: The Comics Criticism Blog as Small Press

1550-1620: Comics Forum Developments

1700-1830: Comics Art Book Launch (Venue: Travelling Man Leeds)

1830: Conference Dinner

DAY 2: 22/11/2013

0900-0930: Registration

0930-0945: Opening Remarks

0945-1045: Panel 5: Authorship

Chair: Julia Round

Ian Horton: Dave Sim’s Cerebus the Aardvark: Self-publishing, the Direct Market and Creative Freedom

Christopher J. Thompson: Comix Narrative Parody: Hunt Emerson’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner

1045-1100: Break

1100-1215: Panel 6: Art

Chair: Simon Grennan

Gareth Brookes: Small Press Comics and Fine Art

Paddy Johnston: From Random House to Rehab: Julia Wertz and the Small Press

Dan Smith: Revisiting Donald Parsnips’ Daily Journal

1215-1300: Lunch

1300-1400: Panel 7: Politics

Chair: Hattie Kennedy

Aysel Demir: Political Humor is Absolutely a “Serious” Job!

John Miers: Metaphor, financial crisis, and the small press

1400-1415: Break

1415-1515: Panel 8: Communication

Chair: Ian Horton

John G. Swogger: Underground Archaeology: Comics as alternative agents of professional discourse

Lydia Wysocki, Jack Fallows and Mike Thompson: Epic themes in awesome ways, or how we made Asteroid Belter: The Newcastle Science Comic

1515-1530: Break

1530-1630: Keynote: Paul Gravett in conversation with Roger Sabin

1630-1645: Closing Remarks

*          *          *

Registration fees this year are as follows:

1 day pass (21st or 22nd): £10

2 day pass (21st and 22nd): £20

4 day pass (two day Comics Forum pass + 2 day Thought Bubble Convention pass (SRP £22)): £35 (save £7!)

To register, simply email with the phrase ‘CF2013 Registration’ in your subject line and tell us your name and how many tickets you’d like.

*          *          *

Comics Forum 2013 is supported by: Thought Bubble, the University of Chichester, Routledge, Travelling ManDr Mel Gibson and Molakoe.

Discounted books:

In addition to sponsoring Comics Forum 2013, Routledge are offering Comics Forum readers and attendees a 20% on their comic-related titles, including pre-orders! To see the full range of discounted books, click here.

Leave a comment

Posted by on 2013/11/15 in Comics Forum 2013, News


Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: