News Review September 2018

04 Oct

North America



There is a CFP for COMICS/POLITICS – 2nd Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society, which takes place between the 25th and 27th July 2019 at Ryerson University, Toronto. The deadline for proposals is the 15th January 2019. Link (English, WG)

United States


The Comics Studies Society has teamed up with Matt Madden to sell prints of his single most popular one-page comic in order to support CSS Conference Travel funds and other CSS prizes. Link (English, WG)


Gender and the Superhero Narrative, edited by Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith, has been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics, by Rachelle Cruz, has been published through Cognella. Link (English, WG)

Sequentials 2 has been published, a themed issue focused on “‘Queer’ as Noun, Adjective, and/or Verb”. Link (English, WG)

The third annual Brandeis Novel Symposium, which takes place at Brandeis University on the 12th April 2019, will address the Graphic Novel.  The deadline for abstract proposals is the 15th October. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the Comics Arts Conference, which is part of WonderCon (Anaheim, CA, 29th-31st March 2019). 100 to 200 word abstracts are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the edited collection LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader, to be published through University of Mississippi Press. The deadline for 250 word abstract proposals is the 1st November. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for Black Panther: Taking Stock of the First African Super Hero at 50. The conference takes place between the 19th and 20th April 2019 at Shawnee State University, and abstract proposals are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the special themed issue of ImageTexT, ImageTech: Comics and Materiality. The deadline for submissions is the 15th October. Link (English, WG)

Pace University Press will present Comics and Culture: Those Who Can, Teach, a panel and discussion on the 3rd October 3 at the Pace University downtown NYC campus. Link (English, WG)




The bande dessinée artist René Pétillon, best known for L’Enquête Corse and his work at Le Canard enchaîné, has died aged 72. Link (30/9/2018, French, LT)


The new bande dessinée by Bastien Vivès, Petit Paul, has been removed from sale by at least 2 French bookstore chains after being accused of depicting paedophilia and sexual abuse of children. Link (24/9/2018, French, LT)



An exhibition of comics published by Adverse is going to be shown in Bremen from the 20th October until the 24th November. Link (28/09/2018, German, MdlI)

MAG convention is going to take place in Erfurt from the 5th – 7th October; guests include Sana Takeda and Schlogger. Link (German, MdlI)


Until the 11th November, the “Parabéns Garcês “ Exhibition is being held as a tribute to José Garcês that recently celebrated his 90th anniversary. The exhibition can be visited in Bedeteca of Amadora and is free of charge. Link (Portuguese, RR)



An exhibition of comics made for Médecins Sans Frontières was shown in Winterthur from the 24th August until the 21st September. Link (06/09/2018, German, MdlI)



Good Grief, Charlie Brown! is an exhibition of Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons, and takes place at Somerset House between the 25th October 2018 and the 3rd March 2019. Link (English, WG)

There are plans to develop a comics museum in Dundee. Link (English, WG)


The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.4 has been published. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics and 20th Anniversary of the International Bande dessinée Society, which takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University between the 24th-28th June 2019. The conference theme will be “Storyworlds and Transmedia Universes” and proposals are due by the 1st February 2019. Link (English, WG)

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Correspondents: William Grady (WG, Canada, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Lise Tannahill (France).

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