There is a call for applicants to participate in The Experience at Comic-Con. The program centres on going to San for a week (21-27 July 2020), and engage as participant-observers of Comic-Con International, studying popular culture and other intersecting areas through ethnographic methods. The deadline for applications is the 31st October 2019. Link (English, WG)
Sequentials issue 3, a themed issue, “Comics And/As/Against Fine Art”, is now available. Link (English, WG)
More Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods, edited by Randy Duncan, Matthew J. Smith, and Matthew J. Brown, has just been published by Routledge. Link (English, WG)
The International Comic Arts Forum invites proposals for scholarly presentations for its twenty-first meeting, to be held at the Small Press Expo (SPX) in Bethesda, Maryland from 12-13 September 2020. Abstracts are due by the 15th February. Link (English, WG)
The Comics, Migration, Minorities conference welcomes comics scholars, comics artists, educators, cultural workers, teachers, activists and other representatives of the comics field interested in the different ways in which comics, migration and minorities intermingle. Please submit an abstract of your proposed presentation in English by January 15, 2020. Link (30/09/2019, English, ST)
A commemorative 2-euro coin has been released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Astérix. Link (25/09.2019, French, LT)
Patrick Tandiang, bande dessinée artist notably published by Delcourt and Soleil, has died aged 58. Link (30/09/2019, French, LT)
A Moebius exhibition is being shown in Brühl. Link (01/09/2019, German, MdlI)
A Simon Schwartz exhibition is being shown in Oberhausen until the 19th January 2020. Link (14/09/2019, German, MdlI)
The Czech comics exhibition, “Währenddessen an einem anderen Ort”, has travelled on to Schwarzenbach where it is being shown until the 1st March 2020. Link (16/09/2019, German, MdlI)
A Call For Papers for issue #7 of the journal, Closure, has been published, with an open section and a thematic section on “eco-comics”; the deadline for abstracts is the 25th November. Link (02/09/2019, English, MdlI)
A conference on “Beyond Narrative: Literature, Culture, and the Borderlands of Narrativity” is going to take place in Leipzig from the 10th-12th October, including several papers on comics. Link (English, MdlI)
From the 24th October to 3rd November, the International Festival Amadora BD is taking place at the Fórum Luís de Camões. The Festival includes exhibitions, autograph sessions and contests. Link (Portuguese, RR)
The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 10.4 has been published. Link (English, WG)
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