News Review August 2018

07 Sep




The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in media studies. The advert states that the department is specifically interested in candidates with research interests in comics (amongst other things). Applications are due by the 7th September. Link (English, WG)


CROSSING THE LINES: TRANSNATIONAL/TRANSCULTURAL COMICS STUDIES is a new book series from Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Canada). Link (English, WG)

United States


Comics in Circuit is an exhibition currently on display at the Rare Book School, University of Virginia. It will run until the 1st May 2019. Link (English, WG)

The exhibit, “Racism, Representation, and Resistance in Children’s Literature”, takes place inside Smathers Library, at the University of Florida, and will run until the 5th October. Link (English, WG)

The exhibition, Graphic Scenes: (Re)Visionary Comic Book Art, is currently on show at Komechak Gallery at Benedictine University.  It features art from Mister X by Dean Motter, from Hellboy by Mike Mignola, and from Criminal by Sean Phillips. Link (English, WG)


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART 20.1 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Osvaldo Oyola has published an overview of his experiences at the first annual Comics Studies Society Conference, Mind the Gaps, which took place in Urbana-Champaign in August. Link (English, WG)

There is a called for papers for Comics on the Couch, a special themed issue of the journal, American Imago. 300 word abstracts are due by the 15th December. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for proposals for ICAF 2019, which takes place between the 4th and 6th April 2019 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Abstracts are due by the 15th October 2018. Link (English, WG)

The first ICAF bibliography of recent comics scholarship is now available on the ICAF website in PDF format. This inaugural list covers roughly the period from January 2017 to June 2018. Link (English, WG)




An interview with Véronique Sina and Nina Heindl on the occasion of the upcoming ComFor conference was published in Comixene; it is also freely available online. Link (20/08/2018, German, MdlI)



On the 1st September, the inauguration of Barreiro Ilustra Bd opened. The event takes place in Barreiro, and consists of an exhibition that can be visited until 14th October. Free entrance. Link (Portuguese, RR)



The exhibition La ciudad en viñetas shows the work of María Medem at CentroCentro, Madrid, until the 21st October. Link (27/07/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition Del tebeo al Mecachís. 100 años de tebeos en la BNE can be visited at the National Library of Spain from 27 September 2018 to 13 January 2019.  Link (05/08/2018)


The 20th edition of the conference Unicómic will take place in Alicante from the 27 to 29 September. Among many other guests, there will be meetings with Nick Sousanis, Sento, Antonio Altarriba, Jaime Martín and David Lloyd. Link (29/08/2018)



Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.3 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Comics Uncovered: The International Comic Industry Conference will take place in Birmingham on the 15th and 16th September. Link (English, WG)

Registration is now open for Comics Forum 2018. Link (English, WG)

The latest issue of Studies in Comics has been published. Link (English, WG)

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

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