News Review April 2018

05 May


United States


The list of nominees for the 2018 Eisner Awards has been published, which includes the category for Best Academic/Scholarly Work, amongst many others. Link (English, WG)

MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes is an exhibit at the Museum of Popular Culture (in Seattle), which runs until January 2019. Link (English, WG)


The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life, edited by Jared Gardner and Ian Gordon, is now available in paperback from the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

Between Pen and Pixel: Comics, Materiality, and the Book of the Future, by Aaron Kashtan, has been published through Ohio State University Press. Link (English, WG)

Comic Book Movies, by Blair Davis, has been published by Rutgers University Press. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the edited collection, Unmasking Masculinity: Superheroes and Defeating the Power of Patriarchy. Short abstract proposals are due by the 7th May. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the conference, Kumoricon Anime and Manga Studies – ‘Intertextual Anime’, which takes place at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, between the 26th and 28th October. The deadline for proposals is the 15th July. Link (English, WG)

Vol. 48, no. 4 of Colloquia Germanica is a special issue on comics, collecting papers from the 2015 German Studies Association conference. Link (26/04/2018, German, MdlI)




Comic-Salon Erlangen is going to take place from the 31st May – 3rd June; the lifetime achievement Max und Moritz-Preis will be awarded to Jean-Claude Mézières. Link (14//04/2018, German, MdlI)

This year’s DoKomi convention is going to take place in Düsseldorf on the 19th and 20th May; guests include Zofia Garden and Martina Peters. Link (21/04/2018, German, MdlI)


A lecture series on current perspectives of comics research is given in Cologne from the 11th April – 11th July. Link (02/04/2018, German, MdlI)

A Call For Papers has been published for a workshop (to take place in Berlin in September 2018) and an edited volume on “Dementia, Violence, and the Politics of Memory in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Comics”; the deadline for abstracts is the 13th May. Link (10/04/2018, English, MdlI)

The German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) has published an overview of German and Austrian university classes on comics in this summer semester. Link (12/04/2018, German, MdlI)

The summer semester of the lecture series, Berliner Comic-Kolloquium, has begun on the 23rd April and runs until the 25th June. Link (23/04/2018, German, MdlI)

The program for this year’s conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (Cologne, 17th-19th September) has been published. Link (30/04/2018, English, MdlI)



The 36th edition of the Barcelona International Comic Fair took place at the Fira Barcelona Montjuïc from the 12th to the 15th April. Their annual awards winners were announced during the festival, including Best Spanish Work (Ángel de la Calle’s Pinturas de guerra), Best Foreign Work (Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye) and Great Prize (Laura Pérez Vernetti). Link (15/04/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

Eisner Awards nominations were announced and included seven Spanish authors in various categories (Marcos Martín, Ricard Fernández ‘Efa’, El Torres and Jesús Alonso Iglesias, Santiago García and Javier Olivares, David Rubín). Link (27/04/2018, English, EdRC)


Tebeosfera has published its annual report on the Spanish comics industry in 2017. Link (09/04/2018, Spanish, EdRC)


The 20th edition of the international comics conference Unicómic will take place at the University of Alicante from the 27th to the 29th September. Proposals can be sent until the 1st June. Link (26/04/2018, Spanish/Valencian/English, EdRC)



There is a call for contributors for “Missing Panels”, a zine funded by the University of Leicester, which will carry contributions about BME individuals’ experiences with the NHS. The submission deadline is the 23rd May. Link (English, WG)


The Comics and Graphic Novels: The Politics of Form seminar series at the University of Oxford has a series of talks running throughout May. Link (English, WG)

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Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany and United States)

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