News Review June 2017

04 Jul


United States


Nick Sousanis has created a comic on Columbia University’s comics librarian and curator, Karen Green. Link (English, WG)


The International Comic Arts Forum has advertised the John A. Lent Scholarship in Comics Studies, and is accepting submissions from post-graduate students to be considered for this award. Link (English, WG)

Jim Shooter: Conversations, edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman, and Dominick Grace, has been published through the University of Mississippi Press. Link (English, WG)

Comic Shop: The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture, by Dan Gearino, will be published through Swallow Press in October. Link (English)

There is a call for papers for a special issue of the journal Studies in American Humor entitled, Funny in the Funnies. The deadline for submissions is the 1st July. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for a Special Session, The New Women: Superheroes and Anti-heroes, which will take place at the Conference of the Popular and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), in Indianapolis on the 28th March 2018. Abstracts are due by the 1st October 2017. Link (English, WG)

Osvaldo Oyola interviews comics scholar Brian Cremins. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for submissions for the edited collection, Bodies/Borders in Jewish Women’s Comics. Link (English, WG)

Media Res seeks proposals for posts that examine any aspect of webcomics as their subjects, and the deadline is the 28th August. Link (English, WG)




An exhibition of regional comic artists is shown in Wiedensahl until the 27th August. Link (22/06/2017, German, MdlI)

A Marc-Antoine Mathieu exhibition is shown in Frankfurt until the 15th October. Link (29/05/2017, German, MdlI)

A Wonder Woman exhibition is shown in Cologne until the 4th November. Link (06/06/2017, German, MdlI)

Mosaik exhibition is being bshown in Pirna until the 29th October. Link (08/06/2017, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of the Hong Kong comics collective, Ping Pong, was shown in Berlin until the 2nd July. Link (19/06/2017, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of the comics publisher, MamiVerlag, is shown in Berlin until the 8th July. Link (19/06/2017, German, MdlI)

An Inga Steinmetz exhibition was shown in Berlin until the 2nd July in conjunction with the festival, Anime Berlin. Link (German, MdlI)


A new edition of Friedrich Schiller’s Avanturen des neuen Telemachs will be published by Bachmann. Link (15/06/2017, German, MdlI)

The topic of the current newsletter issue of the Research Center for literature written in exile at Universität Hamburg, exilograph, is comics. Link (German, MdlI)

A book edited by Nina Heindl and Véronique Sina on Holocaust representations, including comics, has been published. Link (26/06/2017, German, MdlI)

A comics panel and workshop will take place at the annual GfM Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft conference in Erlangen from the 4th until the 7th October. Link (29/06/2017, German, MdlI)



Until the 3rd September, the exhibition “Quadradinhos Portugueses – Olhares & Estilos” (Portuguese Comics – views and styles) is being held in Citadela Art District in Cascais. The exhibit includes works from Portuguese authors. The exhibition is free and curated by José de Matos-Cruz. Link (20/06/2017, Portuguese, RR)



The exhibition València en vinyetes, about the portrayal of the city of Valencia in comics, can be seen at MuVIM (Valencia) until the 8th September. Link (08/06/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition “Spirou en Madrid” can be seen at Matadero until the 11th July. Link (01/06/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

There is an increasing debate of whether or not there should be a Museum of Comics in Valencia. Link (16/06/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The Basque government has announced the allocation of new funds (105.000 euros) to help the publication of seven projects related to comics and illustration. Link (28/06/2017, Spanish, EdRC)


A new issue of the journal Tebeosfera, on the history of comic strips, has been published. Link (13/06/2017, Spanish EdRC)

A new issue of the free online comics journal CuCo. Cuadernos de cómic has been published. Link (30/06/2017, Spanish, EdRC)



Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics, is a current exhibition running at the Barbican, London. Link (English, WG)


There is a Psychology PhD Studentship Bursary available at Sheffield Hallam University, for the research project: “Is a picture worth a thousand words? The representation of meaning in comic books.” The submission date for applicants closes on the 5th July. Link (English, WG)


Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 8.3 has been published, and is a special issue focused upon sexual violence in comics. Link (English, WG)

A Theory of Narrative Drawing, by Simon Grennan, has been published through Palgrave MacMillan. Link (English, WG)

Dominick Davies reports on ‘Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Memory’, a symposium that took place in Oxford on the 22nd June. Link (English, WG)

Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War, by Harriet E. H. Earle has been published through the University of Mississippi Press. Link (English, WG)

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

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