News Review August 2016

04 Sep


United States


There is a call for contributions to the proposed collection, The Dark Side: A Supervillain Reader, edited by Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner. Reprinted submissions and abstract proposals for new material are due by the 15th October. Link (English, WG)

Miller’s Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism, by Paul Young, has been published through Rutgers University Press. Link (English, WG)

The Routledge Companion to Comics, edited by Frank Bramlett, Roy T Cook, and Aaron Meskin, has been published through Routledge. Link (English, WG)

Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory, by Daniel Marrone, has been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the proposed volume, Drawing out the Shadows: Responses to the Holocaust in Graphic Narratives. Abstracts are due by the 17th October. Link (25/08/2016, English, WG)

Columbia University Libraries’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library has acquired the personal archives of cartoonist Howard Cruse. Link (30/08/2016, English, WG)

The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are not so Clear, edited by Joe Sutliff Sanders, has been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)




The Ghibli Museum is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special exhibition titled “All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest”. The exhibition runs until May of 2017, and offers a look back at older exhibitions, as well as new exhibits. Link (English, JBS)

There will be an exhibition related to the yearly Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair at Kyoto International Manga Museum titled “DAGASHIKASHI Exhibition – Kyoto store” (a series from manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump). From the 17th September until the 16th October. Link (English, JBS)




Guy Dessicy, co-founder of the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée and Hergé colourist, has died aged 92. Link (30/07/2016, French, LT)



The 6th Graphic Novel Day is going to take place in Berlin on the 11th September; guests include Marc-Antoine Mathieu and Barbara Yelin. Link (01/08/2016, German, MdlI)

The exhibition, “Holocaust im Comic”, travels on to Cologne where it is shown from the 5th November until the 18th December, accompanied by talks on the 5th, 12th, and 25th November. Link (04/08/2016, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of the latest Max-und-Moritz-Preis winners is going to be shown at the Wilhelm Busch Geburtshaus Wiedensahl from the 4th September 2016 until the 28th May 2017. Link (25/08/2016, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of comics from Kenya is going to be shown in Bremen from the 7th September until the 8th October. Link (29/08/2016, German, MdlI)


Lothar Dräger (Mosaik) died on the 9th July. Link (18/08/2016, German, 18/08/2016)


The 10.000th record has been entered into the Bonn Online Bibliography for Comics Research. Link (15/08/2016, German, MdlI)

The proceedings of the workshop, “The Mediality and Materiality of Contemporary Comics”, which took place in Tübingen last year, have been published as a special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. Link (22/08/2016, German, MdlI)



From the 28th August until the 11th September the Pavilhão Multiusos of the São Mateus Fair in Viseu will host the exhibition “Infante Dom Henrique na Banda Desenhada” (Dom Henrique in Comics). Entrance is free. Link (17/08/2016, Portuguese, RR)



Fantagraphics has published an anthology of contemporary Spanish comics authors called Spanish Fever. Stories by the New Spanish Cartoonists. Five of the authors included in the anthology (Santiago García, Ana Galvañ, David Rubín, Javier Olivares and José Domingo) will also be present at Small Press Expo (SPX), which will be celebrated at Bethesda (Maryland) from the 17th to the 18th September. Link (08/08/2016, Spanish, EdRC)

Spanish-Turkish cartoonist Dogan Güzel was arrested (and later released) among 22 other journalist from the Istanbul-based newspaper Özgür GündemLink (17/08/2016, English, EdRC)


Víctor Mora, Spanish comic author and creator of many legendary Spanish comics classics (including Capitán Trueno and El Jabato), has passed away. Link (17/07/2016, Spanish, EdRC)



European Comic Art 9.1 has been published by Berghahn Journals. Link (English, WG)

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 7.3, a special issue on Mediality and Materiality of Contemporary Comics edited by Jan-Noël Thon & Lukas R.A. Wilde, has been published. Link (English, WG)

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Correspondents: Enrique del Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, United States and UK), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Lise Tannahill (LT, Belgium), Renatta Rafaella (RR, Portugal) and Jessica Bauwens Sugimoto (JBS, Japan).

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