News Review June 2019

07 Jul


United States


Issues 3.1 of Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, has been published. Link (English, WG)

2020 Michigan State University Comics Forum has announced that the events keynotes will be Nick Sousanis and Emil Ferris. The call for papers can be found via the link. Link (English, WG)




The illustrator Pascal Somon, who sold his own illustrations of Tintin, was taken to court by Moulinsart, the company who manage copyright for Hergé’s body of work. He has been handed a 10-month suspended sentence for forgery. Link (14/06/2019, French, LT)



Bande dessinée artist Fabien Lacaf has died aged 65, in a motorcycle accident. Link (13/06/2019, French, LT)



Comicfestival München took place from the 20th-23rd June; guests included Lewis Trondheim, Eduardo Risso, and Matthias Schultheiss. Link (06/06/2019, German MdlI)

Comic Con Germany took place in Stuttgart on the 29th and 30th June; guests included Ralf König and Mawil. Link (24/06/2019, German, MdlI)


Helmut Nickel died on the 5th June aged 95. Link (26/06/2019, German, MdlI)


A conference on “Der Comic als Form” took place in Gießen on the 27th June. Link (20/06/2019, German, MdlI)

There is a Call for Papers for a workshop on “CorpoRealities: Perceptions of ‘Extraordinary’ Time in Literature and Comics” which is going to take place in Berlin from the 25th-27th June 2020; the deadline for abstracts is the 1st September 2019. Link (21/06/2019, English, MdlI)



Until the 27th July, the “As Lisboas do Nuno Saraiva” will be held at the Galeria de Santa Maria Maior in Lisbon. The exhibition includes some works produced by the author Nuno Saraiva for various events and popular celebrations in Lisbon. Link (20/06/2019, Portuguese, RR)

United Kingdom


The exhibition “VAST/O: comics, animation, AR/VR, mental health installation” is currently on display at Poole House Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth University. The exhibition will run from 2nd to 30th July. Link (English WG)


The University of East Anglia’s forthcoming MA in Comics Studies now has a website. Link (English, WG)


There is a call for papers for a special themed issue of Studies in Comics focused on Comics and Education. Articles should be 4000 – 6000 words long and must be received by 1st November 2019. Link (English, WG)

Professor Roger Sabin recently gave his Professorial Platform on Comics in the Academy at the University of the Arts. A video of his talk can be accessed via the link. Link (English, WG)

The CFP for Comics Forum 2019, which takes place at Leeds Central Library (UK), 7-8 November, has been published online. The conference theme focuses on Art and Design in Comics and Redesigning the Comics Conference. The deadline for submissions is the 16th August. Link (English, WG)

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Correspondents: William Grady (WG, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renatta Rafaella (RR, Portugal) and Lise Tannahill (LT, Belgium and France).

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