News Review December 2018

04 Feb


United States


The deadline for abstracts for the conference, ImageText in Motion: Animation and Comics – UF GCO Conference, which takes place at University of Florida, has been extended until the 15th January. Link (English, WG)

Comics Research Bibliography 2018 Print Edition, by Michael Rhode, has been published by Lulu. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for Comics Arts Conference at Comic-Con International, which takes place between the 18th and 21st July. Abstracts are due by the 1st February. Link (13/12/2018, English, WG)




Abrafaxe creator Lona Rietschel died on the 18th December. Link (19/12/2018, German, MdlI)


The 2019 issue of Comic! Jahrbuch was published amidst allegations of sexism. Link (03/12/2018, German, MdlI)

The 5th issue of the journal Closure has been published. Link (06/12/2018, German, MdlI)

A workshop on „(Self-)Documentation, (Self-)Performance and (Self-)Constitution of Gendered Cultural Identities in Comics and Literature“ is going to take place in Bochum on the 24th January. Link (13/12/2018, English, MdlI)

The new edition of Friedrich Schiller’s Avanturen des neuen Telemachs, originally announced for Winter 2017/18, has now been published by Bachmann. Link (17/12/2018, German, MdlI)

The Roland Faelske award for comics and animation 2018 goes to Alexandra Novacov and Lukas Wilde. Link (20/12/2018, German, MdlI)



Hungary’s first community Comics Library opened on 13 December. The library aims at making comics available to the general public and thereby raise awareness of the little known medium in Hungary. All comics and graphic novels are donations. The library is located in Nem Adom Fel Café (literally: I Don’t Give Up Café”). Link (Hungarian, ES)

The contemporary section of the successful Comics as Narrative exhibition, which was on display in the National Széchényi Library during the summer, is exhibited at the University of Pécs in the re:public project space between 2 December 2018 and 25 January 2019.(ES)



The Portuguese company ‘Chili com Carne’ published the book Sírio, by the Peruvian comic author Martin López Lam. The book was published during Raia, the third edition of an event focused on small editors and graphic artists, was held in Anjos70. Link (14/12/2018, Portuguese, RR)



The exhibition Creadores valencianos por los derechos humanos. 70 años de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos can be visited at the University of Valencia until the 24th February 2019. Link (24/11/2018, English, EdRC)


The University of Valencia has announced the creation of the first Chair of Comic Studies in Spain. Álvaro Pons is to take up that post. Link (14/12/2018, Spanish, EdRC)



The British Museum will host the exhibition, Manga, from the 23rd May until the 26th August 2019. Link (English, WG)


There is a call for papers for the Graphic Medicine conference, Que(e)rying Graphic Medicine: Paradigms, Power, and Practices, which takes place in Brighton between the 11th and 13th July. Proposals due by the 31st January 2019. Link (English, WG)

Glasgow University Comic Reading Group continues to update with interviews with various comics scholars. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for 2019’s joint International BD Society and International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference, “Storyworlds and Transmedia Universes in Comics & Graphic Novels”. The conference takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University between the 24th and 28th June, and proposals are due by the 1st February. Link (English, WG)

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.5, a special themed issue entitled “Reflections on Yaoi Space and Yaoi Time: East and West, Yesterday and Tomorrow”, has now 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 Eszter Szép (Hungary).

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