News Review July 2018

06 Aug


United States


Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism, by Louie Dean Valencia-García, has been published through Bloomsbury. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the panel The Stage and the Comics Page: Graphic Adaptations of Plays, Theatrical Adaptations of Comics. The panel is part of NeMLA 2019, which will be in Washington DC, 21-24 March 2019. Abstract proposals for this panel are due by the 30th September 2018. Link (English, WG)

Feminist Media Histories 4.3, a special issue on Comics, has now been published. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for submissions for a special edited collection Theology and the Marvel Universe. Abstract proposals are due by the 15th September. Link (English, WG)

The conference programme for MIND THE GAPS! The 1st Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society (taking place 9-11 August) has been published online. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for submissions for the 2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum, which takes place 22-23 March 2019. Abstract submissions are due by the 24th September. Link (English, WG)




Netflix is to internationally broadcast a TV adaptation of Snowpiercer, adapted from the science fiction bande dessinée series Transperceneige. Link (25/07/2018, English, LT)


Bande dessinée writer Frank Giroud, whose works include Le Décalogue (Glénât, 2001-2003) has died aged 62. Link (16/07/2018, French, LT)



An exhibition on queer superheroes is shown in Cologne until the 20th September. Link (02/07/2018, German, MdlI)

The Nils Oskamp exhibition is now shown in Schwarzenbach until the 4th November. Link (09/07/2018, German, MdlI)


An English-language book on Empirical Comics Research edited by Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock and Janina Wildfeuer has been published by Routledge. Link (05/07/2018, German, MdlI)

A volume edited by Theresia Heimerl and Christian Wessely titled Weltentwürfe im Comic/Film: Mensch, Gesellschaft, Religion has been published by Schüren. Link (09/07/2018, German, MdlI)

An Open Access volume on Charlie Hebdo edited by Lukas R. A. Wilde and Stephan Packard has been published by ComFor. Link (30/07/2018, German, MdlI)



On the 4th and 5th August, in Faro,  the “7th Manga and comic event” will take place in  Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Algarve and will  have table and video games, exhibitions, cosplay, workshops and other activities. Tickets can be purchased until 3rd August in Fórum Algarve and have a cost of 4 and 5 euro, for the participation during one day or two day respectively.  Link (29/07/2018, Portuguese, RR)

Until the 14th September, the exhibition “a três vintêns – 100 anos de fascículos de aventuras em Portugal”, which consists of an exhibition of the comic issues published during 100 years in Portugal, takes place in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal [National Library] in Lisbon. Entrance is free. Link (04/06/2018, Portuguese, RR)



Norma Cómics (Barcelona) has been awarded the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. Link (21/07/2018, English, EdRC)


A new issue of the journal Cuadernos de Cómic (CuCo) has been published and is available for free to download.  Link (07/07/2018, Spanish, EdRC)



Comics Grid have published a CFP for a special edited collection entitled, Creating Comics, Creative Comics. Submissions are due by the 1st October. Link (English, WG)

European Comics Art 11.1, a special themed issue on Spanish comics, has been published. Link (English, WG)

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Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Lise Tannahill (LT, France).

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