News Review July 2017

04 Aug


United States


The Eisner Awards 2017 winners have been announced, including Best Academic/Scholarly Work being awarded to Carolyn Cocca, for her book Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation (Bloomsbury). Link (English, WG)

Nicholas Yanes has edited a collection of comics scholars responses to the new Wonder Woman film. Link (English, WG)


There is a call for papers for the Michigan State University Comics Forum, which takes place on the 23rd and 24th February 2018 at the Michigan State University. Proposals are due by the 10th December 2017. Link (English, WG)

Comics Art in China, by John A. Lent and Xu Ying, has been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

Sequentials 1.1, a journal for comics-as-scholarship, has been published. Link (English, WG)

The publisher Bloomsbury has announced the Bloomsbury Comics Studies series, edited by Derek Parker Royal. Forthcoming titles in this series include the volumes Superhero Comics and Autobiographical Comics. Link (English, WG)




This year’s AniNite convention is going to take place in Vienna from the 18th-20th August; guests include Martina Peters and Zofia Garden. Link (22/07/2017, German, MdlI)



The call for papers for the special issue of Authorship on “Comics and Authorship” has been extended to the 31st August. Link (19/07/2017, French, BC)



Barbarella, created by Jean-Claude Forest in 1962, will return in a new album. Link (17/07/2017, French, LT)



A Tom Bunk exhibition is shown in Hamburg until the 13th August. Link (03/07/2017, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of international comics published in Germany after 1945 is shown in Heilbronn until the 17th September. Link (03/07/2017, German, MdlI)

The 7th Graphic Novel Day is going to take place as part of the 17th international literature festival berlin on the 10th September; guests include Nicolas Mahler, Inga Steinmetz and Ulli Lust. Link (20/07/2017, German, MdlI)

A Walt Disney comics exhibition is shown in Hallenberg until the 20th August. Link (20/07/2017, German, MdlI)

An Anna Haifisch exhibition is shown in Chemnitz until the 8th October. Link (20/07/2017, German, MdlI)

This year’s Connichi convention is going to take place in Kassel from the 22nd-24th September; guests include David Füleki and Nana Yaa. Link (31/07/2017, German, MdlI)


A workshop on “Framing Comics 1900/2000” is going to take place in Hamburg on the 27th and 28th October. Link (27/07/2017, German, MdlI)



The last issue of the weekly cultural supplement of El País included a special issue on Spanish comics. 42 authors and experts have chosen the best 25 Spanish comics of the 21st century.  Link (31/07/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The Ibero-American graphic novel prize Narrar la ciudad. Premio de novela gráfica Ciudades Iberoamericanas has been created. Proposals are admitted in Spanish and Portuguese until the 31st August. Link (17/07/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The Comics Festival Viñetas desde O Atlántico will take place in A Coruña from the 7th to the 13th August. Some of the invited authors include Pablo Auladell, Natacha Bustos and Dave McKean. Link (30/07/2017, Spanish/Galician, EdRC)


The artist Rayco Pulido offers in his blog an interesting insight of the Spanish comics industry and its problems. Link (21/07/2016, Spanish, EdRC)



The International Association for Word and Image Studies (IAWIS) held its triennial conference in Lausanne from July 10-14, featuring several panels on comics. Link (10/07/2017, French, BC)



The Graphic Short Story Prize 2017 is open for creative submissions for a chance to win £1000 and your comic in print. The deadline for entries is the 29th September. Link (English, WG)

Comics and Cartoon Art from the Arabic World is an exhibition running at the British Library until the 29th October. Link (English, WG)


Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, by Edward King and Joanna Page, has been published through UCL Press. Link (English, WG)

European Comic Art 10.1, a special issue on Comics and Adaptation, has been published. Link (English, WG)

Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art at Seven Stories is the new exhibition taking place at The National Centre for Children’s Books. Link (English, WG)

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will host the LICAF Academic Sessions on the 13th October. Link (English, WG)

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Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), Benoît Crucifix (BC, Belgium and Switzerland), William Grady (WG, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Austria and Germany), and Lise Tannahill (LT, France)

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