News Review September 2016

04 Oct


United States


The Greater Denton Arts Council exhibition, Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production, is on until the 10th December. Link (English, WG)


There is a call for papers for the Michigan State University Comics Forum, which takes place between the 20th and 26th February 2017. Proposals are due by the 20th December. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for chapters for the collection, Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling, which registers an interest with studies into Star Wars comics (amongst other things). The deadline for abstracts is the 1st October. Link (English, WG)

The book, Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocca, has been published through Bloomsbury. Link (English, WG)

The table of contents for the International Journal of Comic Art 18.1 has been published online. Link (English, WG)

The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer, by Greg Carpenter, has been published through Sequart. Link (English, WG)




Casterman has announced that it will release in January 2017 a reprint of Tintin au pays des Soviets in colour. The black-and-white 1929 album was the only album not to have been redrawn and recoloured by Hergé and his studio. Link 1 (23/09/16, BC, French) Link 2 (23/09/16, LT, French)



Clear line Master Ted Benoît passed away on the 30th September. Link 1 (30/09/16, LT, French) Link 2 (30/09/16, BC, French)

Jacques Noël, who owned and managed the bookshop “Un Regard moderne” in Paris, passed away on the 1st October. Link (01/10/16, BC, French)


An international conference on “Translators of Comics” organised by CLIMAS will take place at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne form 13 to 14 October 2016. Link (22/09/16, BC, French)

There is a call for papers for a special issue of Essais on comics-as-scholarship, accepting both theoretical articles on the topic as well as essays in comics form. Link (07/09/16, BC, French)



Books on Astérix by Jörg Fündling and on superheroes by Dietmar Dath have been published. Link (01/09/16, MdlI, German)

The award, “Comicbuchpreis 2017 der Berthold Leibinger Stiftung”, goes to Tina Brenneisen for her comic, Das Licht, das Schatten leert. Link (05/09/16, MdlI, German)

Nicolas Mahler’s Flaschko comics are going to be adapted as a play to be performed in Cologne on the 4th February 2017. Link (MdlI, German)

A television interview with comic artist Schwarwel was broadcast on MDR on the 4th September. Link (MdlI, German)

The 10th Comicfestival Hamburg is taking place from the 29th September – 2nd October; guests include Birgit Weyhe and Anna Haifisch. Link (12/09/16, MdlI, German)


A conference on “Ästhetik des Gemachten in Animation und Comic” is going to take place in Hannover from the 9th until the 11th November 2016. Link (15/09/16, MdlI, German)

A radio interview with Cord-Christian Casper on the occasion of the 1st comics conference in Kiel was broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur on the 9th September. Link (MdlI, German)

The program for the upcoming ComFor conference in Essen in November has been published. Link (19/09/16, MdlI, German)



From the 21st October until the 6th November the AmadoraBD Festival will take place at the Forum Luís de Camões in Amadora. Link (23/09/16, RR, Portuguese)



The exhibition ‘Ilan Manouach-Shapereader’, about experimental tactile graphic storytelling for blind or visually impaired people, can be visited until the 27th November at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) in León. Link (17/09/16, EdRC, English)

The exhibition Cálamos y viñetas: Cómic árabe en movimiento, about contemporary comics in Arabic, can be visited at Centre Cívic Fort Pienc in Barcelona until the 6th October. Link (05/09/16, EdRC, Spanish)


The latest issue of Tebeosfera is available online and deals with the contemporary Spanish comics industry. Link (01/09/16, EdRC, Spanish)

The course Cultura audiovisual del tardofranquismo, dealing with late Francoist comics and graphic culture, will take place at the UIMP campus in Huesca from the 17th to the 19th October. Link (08/09/16, EdRC, Spanish)



There is a call for participation to become a member of the steering group for the Graphic Justice research network. The deadline is the 10th October. Link (English, WG)

Details regarding Comics Forum 2016, including how to register, have been published online. This year’s conference takes place on the 3rd and 4th November in Leeds Central Library. Link (English, WG)

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