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Call for Papers: Comics Forum 2017

Keynote Sessions:

Nicola Streeten and Steven Appleby in conversation

Golnar Nabizadeh: Comics and Spatial Recognition

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CFP Comics Forum 2016 – Genre: A Conference on Comics

Comics Forum 2016

Comics Forum 2016 – Call For Papers

Genre: A Conference on Comics

Leeds Central Library, 3rd – 4th November 2016

Genre has played an active role in generating and shaping our knowledge and understanding of comics. It is a term that has been used to describe the medium itself (e.g. comics as a genre of literature), formats within the medium (e.g. the graphic novel as a genre of comics), and the various thematic clusters of stories told within comics (romance, western, horror etc.). Comics may support and adhere to the conventions, styles, structures and effects of a given genre, or they might redefine, challenge, and violate its definitions and boundaries through their form and content. While comics scholars have undertaken studies of genre in comics – particularly a strong and expanding corpus focusing upon the superhero genre, for instance – the subject remains relatively underdeveloped in Comics Studies by comparison with other fields such as Film Studies and Literary Studies. Comics Forum 2016, the eighth event in the annual conference series, will present a sustained discussion upon a wide range of subjects relating to comics and genre, and abstracts are invited for talks to be given at the event.

Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:

-Specific genres or sub-genres in comics
-Genre blending and genre mash-ups in comics
-Genres in and/or across national comics traditions
-Bodies of work in a specific genre by an artist/writer
-Comics adaptations of genre works
-Comics and genre theory, or theoretical approaches to genre in comics
-Temporal approaches to genre in comics, or genre comics as social/historical constructs
-Comparative approaches to genre in comics
-Questions of genre and form
-Association of specific genres with gender and/or race
-Issues of production, distribution, censorship and reception of certain genre comics
-Arguments for/against genre classifications in comics

Proposals of 250 words are invited for talks of up to 20 minutes in length, and should be emailed along with a short biography (around 100 words) to comicsforum@hotmail.co.uk. Please put the phrase ‘CF2016 Paper Submission’ in your subject line. Proposals for panels of either 60 or 75 minutes are also welcome. If you wish to submit a panel proposal, please include the line ‘CF2016 Panel Submission’ in your subject line and make sure you include an indication of the panel’s length and biographies of all your speakers in your abstract. The deadline for submission is 25th July 2016 and notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed by or before 8th August 2016.

 
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News Review: November 2015

Americas

Canada

Education

Candida Rifkind, in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg, is seeking one MA student enrolled in the Cultural Studies program to work on projects related to graphic biography (biographies in the form of comic books). The deadline for applicants is the 1st February 2016. Link (English, WG)

Research

The annual conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics invites proposals for papers for its conference which takes place on the 12th and 13th May 2016, at the Toronto Reference Library. Abstracts are due by the 18th December. Link (English, WG)

CRAS (Colloque de recherche en arts séquentiels) issued its call for papers for the fourth conference, Par la bande : la marge dans la bande dessinée, focusing on the margins in and of comics. Link (04/11/2015, French, BC)

United States

Culture

Creative submissions are being accepted for Abstract Comics, volume 2. Link (06/11/2015, English, WG)

Research

Proposals for 2016’s Michigan State University Comics Forum are due by the 20th December. The conference will take place on the 26th and 27th February. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the 13th Annual UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: “Transnational Comics: Crossing Gutters, Transcending Boundaries.” The conference will be held in Gainesville, Florida between the 8th and 10th April 2016. Abstracts are due by the 10th January. Link (English, WG)

The University of Iowa Press has published, On the Origin of Superheroes: From the Big Bang to Action Comics No. 1, by Chris Gavaler.  Link (English, WG)

The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction, co-authored by Danny Graydon and Barbara Brownie, has been published through Bloomsbury Academic. Link (English, WG)

South Central Review has published a special issue of the journal entitled “Graphic Representation: Contemporary Graphic Narrative.” Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for Comics and Visual Culture: A Conference for Student Research, which takes place at California State University, Northridge on the 27th February 2016. Submissions are due by the 4th December. Link (19/09/2015, English, WG)

Asia

Japan

Culture

The exhibition “The World of Manga for Men” opened on the 21st November and runs until the 9th February 2016. It features high quality reproductions (Genga’ [dash]) of works by Hiroshi Hirata, Takumi Nagayasu, Motoka Murakami, and Keiko Takemiya. Link (English, JBS)

On the 19th December, Yonezawa Yoshihiro Memorial Library (Meiji University), will hold a talk show where the winners of the 2015 Gaiman (foreign manga) will be announced. The speakers are Masato Hara (BD translator) and Yukari Shiina (Comics translator). Link (Japanese, JBS)

The Japan Media Arts Festival (Art, Entertainment, Media and Manga) announced its winners on the 27th November. The winning works will be exhibited from the 3rd until the 14th February 2016 at the National Art Center in Tokyo. Among the laureates is “bara manga” artist Gengoroh Tagame for his work My Brother’s Husband. Link (26/11/2015, English, JBS)

Education

There will be a mini symposium, “The Hidden Layer* Video Games as Indebted to Comics” at Kyoto International Manga Museum on the 13th December. Organised by Kyoto Seika University Graduate School of Manga Studies and the IMRC, chaired by Jaqueline Berndt, the invited speakers are Ben Whaley and Marco Pelliteri, with Sharalyn Orbaugh and Selen Çalik as commentators. Link (English, JBS)

Obituaries

Actress Setsuko Hara, muse of director Yasujiro Ozu, passed away in September; her death was made public in late November. The animated film Millennium Actress (2001) by the late Satoshi Kon was inspired by her life. Link (25/11/2015, English, JBS)

Manga artist, Mizuki Shigeru, passed away on the 30th November at the age of 93. During his lifetime, Mizuki authored many works that are now considered classics in the “youkai” manga genre. Link (30/11/2015, Japanese, JBS)

Research

Mechademia has an open call for submissions for panels and individual presentations for the Mechademia Conference held in Tokyo from the 18th until the 20th March, the deadline is the 1st March 2016. Link (English, JBS)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

A conference and exhibition on the Congo in comics, with works by Barly Baruti and Nicolas Pitz, was held at the Point Culture in Louvain-la-Neuve, organised in collaboration with Pierre Luc Plasman, Véronique Bragard and UCL Culture. Link (12/11/2015, French, BC)

Research

The ACME Comics Research Group issued a CFP for their upcoming conference, Poetics of the Algorithm. Abstracts are due by the 20th December. Link (09/11/2015, French, BC)

France

Business

Mediatoon Licensing has launched Europe Comics, the previously announced effort to export BD to anglophone markets. For the previous announcement see Link 1, and for the launch see Link 2. Link 1 (English, LTa), Link 2 (13/11/2015, French, LTa)

Obituaries

French cartoonist Pierre Ouin passed away on the 9th November. He was a staple of the punk comics scene with his fanzine Krapö baveux, and contributed to major underground magazines as Viper, Lynx, Métal Hurlant and Psikopat. Link (11/11/2015, French, BC)

Research

On the 23rd November in Strasbourg, the research lab De Traits et d’esprit (HEAR) organised a study day on fanzines and comics with, among others, guest speakers Maël Rannou, Jean Charles Andrieu de Levis and Gert Meesters. Another session will be held on the 14th December, with authors Florent Ruppert, Dominique Goblet and Léon Maret. Link 1 (French, BC), Link 2 (15/11/2015, French, BC)

The CIBDI released the program of the conference Les êtres contrefaits: corps difformes et corps grotesques dans la bande dessinée, organised by Frédéric Chauvaud and Denis Mellier. It will take place in Angoulême from the 2nd to the 4th December. Link (16/11/2015, French, BC)

Neuvième art 2.0. published a new dossier, devoted to Italian cartoonist Guido Crepax. Link (16/11/2015, French, BC)

Germany

Business

Satoon, a new cartoon/comic/satire/television magazine was launched on the 7th November. Link (German, MdlI)

Culture

The comics exhibition, “Redrawing Stories from the Past”, is shown in Berlin until the 10th January. Link (German, MdlI)

Tagesspiegel names its top 11 comics of the year; This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki takes the top spot. Link (German, MdlI)

An exhibition of comic artists associated with the neurotitan gallery, including Mawil and Ulli Lust, is going to be shown in Berlin from the 5th December until the 9th January 2016. Link (German, MdlI)

Research

A symposium on comics and art history is going to take place in Kiel on the 4th December. Link (German, MdlI)

“Graphic Medicine and Literary Pathographies: The Aesthetics and Politics of Illness Narratives in Contemporary Comics and Literature” is a research project headed by Dr. Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff, of Freie Universität Berlin, and Einstein Visiting Fellow Prof. Susan Merrill Squier, from Penn State University. Link (English, WG)

A roundtable discussion on Argentinian comics took place in Berlin on the 11th November. Link (German, MdlI)

A workshop on the comic, TearTalesTrust, by Harald Lieske and Björn Hammel took place in Siegen on the 24th November. Link (German, MdlI)

Hungary

Culture

Hungarocomix 2015, a one-day festival of Hungarian comics and their creators took place with great success on the 28th November in Budapest. (ES)

Graphifest, the biggest festival for graphic design in Hungary, which took place between the 5th and 12th November, devoted special attention to comics this year: they had an exhibition “Comic.Book.Hero,” an improvisation with Hungarian comics artists, and a roundtable with comics artists and illustrators. Link (Hungarian, ES)

Brody Art Yard, in collaboration with BP! Comics, opens its call for submissions for an anthology of Indie comics. The project welcomes new wave and alternative comic stories focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. The best 10-20 graphic novels will be published in a publication printed in Risograph. The compilation will be launched during the first Sztriptíz – Indie Comic Fair, dedicated to the art of alternative comic design. The deadline of the call is the 4th January 2016. Link (English, ES)

Portugal

Culture

From the 4th December until the 6th December the city of Matosinhos will be the hosting Comic Con Portugal. The fair will take place in Exponor. The program includes a range of national and international artists in different areas, coming from diverse career backgrounds. Link (Portuguese & English, RR)

On the 20th November a space in the Library of São Domingos de Rana (Cascais) was opened which is dedicated exclusively to comics. Link (18/11/2015, Portuguese, RR)

Until January 2016, the gallery Mundo Fantasma is hosting the exhibition “Olá, o meu nome é O. Shauwen” (Hello, my name is O.Shauwen) by Olivier Schrauwen. On the 14th November, the author also published his book Cinzas (Ashes). Link (14/11/2015, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

The 18th edition of Expocomic will be take place in Madrid from the 11th to the 13th December. It will host an array of national and international authors, as well as professional events, workshops, and talks. Link (Spanish, EdRC)

Romania

Culture

Craiova hosted Craiova Comic Con 2015 between the 20th and 22nd November. The convention showcased the work of independent Romanian cartoonists. Link (Romanian, MP)

UK

Culture

The manga exhibition, “Manga Now: Three Generations”, will run at the British Museum until the 15th November. Link (English, WG)

Education

Lancaster University has appointed BD creator, critic and Tintin expert, Benoit Peeters, as its Visiting Professor in Graphic Fiction and Comic Art. Link 1 (25/11/2015, English, LTa), Link 2 (26/11/2015, French, LTa)

Jobs

Editors of the journal, Studies in Comics, are seeking an editorial assistant. The deadline for applicants is the 15th December. Link (English, WG)

Research

The symposium, From Hogarth to Hellboy: The Transformation of the Visual Reader, will take place at Senate House Library, London, on the 16th December. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the Seventh International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics, which will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University from the 11th July 2016. The theme for the conference is Graphic Gothic, and despite the listed deadline, abstracts are being accepted until the end of this year. Link (English, WG)

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News Editor: Will Grady (comicsforumnews@hotmail.co.uk)

This month’s Review was co-edited by Simon Turner.

Correspondents: Jessica Bauwens-Sugimoto (JBS, Japan), Enrique del Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), Benoît Crucifix (BC, Belgium, France, and Canada), William Grady (WG, UK), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Mihaela Precup (MP, Romania), Renatta Rafaella (RR, Portugal), Eszter Szép (ES, Hungary), Lise Tannahill (LTa, France & UK).

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News Review: October 2015

Americas

United States

Research

The Algerian War in French-Language Comics: Postcolonial Memory, History, and Subjectivity, by Jennifer Howell, has bee published through Lexington Books. Link (English, WG)

Asia

Singapore

Education

Ian Gordon (National University of Singapore) has produced the online course, Superhero Entertainments. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

From October to December, an exhibition on the Belgian small-press and alternative comics scene takes place in Brussels. It is called “Les Triplettes de Bruxelles” and is organised by three local libraries together with three publishers. Link (20/10/2015, French, BC)

Research

On the 29th October at the Université catholique de Louvain, Benoît Glaude publicly defended his doctoral dissertation, entitled “La Bande dialoguée : formes et fonctions des interactions verbales dans la bande dessinée franco-belge.” Link (20/10/2015, French, BC)

On the 6th October, the ACME Comics Research Group organised a study day on experimentation in comics, with talks by artist Pascal Matthey and scholar Pedro Moura (ULisboa/KU Leuven). Link (24/09/2015, French, BC)

L’Art d’Hergé: Hergé et l’art by Pierre Sterckx is published posthumously by Gallimard. Richly illustrated, it draws on the art historian’s research in the archives of the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve. Sterckx focused on Hergé’s art, his style and technique, but also on Hergé’s fascination for and collection of contemporary art. Link (01/10/2015, French, BC)

France

Culture

On the 24th October, Sotheby’s held in Paris an auction of original comic art and related items stemming from the collection of Jean-Arnold Schoofs. Of note, a double page from Tintin et le Sceptre d’Ottokar sold for 1,563,000 euros, breaking a new record in the list of Hergé auctions. Link 1 (24/10/2015, French, BC), Link 2 (26/10/2015, French, LTa)

The last album in the Astérix series was released on the 22nd October, accompanied by a strong media attention for its print run of 4 million albums. Link 1 (12/10/2015, French, BC), Link 2 (23/10/2015, French LTa)

Research

The seminar “Les écritures visuelles de l’histoire de la bande dessinée”, organised by Pierre-Laurent Daurès, Vincent Marie and Adrien Genoudet, opened on the 2nd October at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The series of conferences will run until June 2016 and tackles the visual representation of history in comics. Link (14/09/2015, French, BC)

Germany

Culture

Four exhibitions were shown as part of Comicfestival Hamburg, one of which is still on until the 7th November. Link (01/10/2015, German, MdlI)

A Line Hoven exhibition was shown in Ottobrunn from the 23rd September until the 24th October. Link (08/10/2015, German, MdlI)

ILLU festival took place in Freiburg from the 23rd October until the 1st November; guests included Marguerite Abouet, Daniel Lieske and Barbara Yelin. Link (22/10/2015, German, MdlI)

Comicfestival Köln is going to take place in Cologne from the 12th to the 14th November; guests include Flix and Ralf König. Link (German, MdlI)f

The exhibition, “Die Duckomenta – Weltgeschichte neu ENTdeckt”, is being shown in Mannheim until the 24th April 2016. Link (26/10/2015, German, MdlI)

Research

There is a call for papers for the edited collection Cultures of War in Graphic Novels. Abstracts are due by the 1st February 2016. Link (27/10/2015, English, WG)

The Netherlands

Law & Politics

The court in The Hague has once again ruled in favor of the fan-club Het Hergé Genootschap for its use of Tintin images. In May, the court had already granted right to the fan-club, a decision appealed by Moulinsart. The court decided that there was a lack of evidence regarding Moulinsart’s ownership of the copyrights for the Tintin albums and further invoked the right to quote. Link (27/10/2015, Dutch, BC)

Portugal

Culture

From 23rd October until the 8th November the city of Amadora is hosting the 26º Festival Internacional de Banda Desenhada 2015 (26th International Festival of Comics). Link (Portuguese, RR)

The publishing company Chilli com Carne is hosting the contest, “Toma lá 500 paus…e faz uma Bd” (Take 500 bucks … and make a comic book). It is open to members and they will accept works until the 5th February 2016. Link (23/10/2015, Portuguese, RR)

On the 29th October the book Lisboa é very, very typical (Lisbon is very, very typical) was published. The book is composed by comics created by artists with multiple nationalities that had lived in Lisbon. Link (29/10/2015, Portuguese, RR)

Obituaries

On the 3rd October the Portuguese comic and cartoon author José Vilhena passed away. Link (03/10/2015, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Business

Spaceman Project, a new crowdfunding project exclusive to comics, has been created. Link (02/10/2015, Spanish, EdRC)

Culture

Cómics sensacionales, a personal selection by Santiago García of some of the greatest comics in history, has been published by Larousse. Link (20/10/2015, Spanish, EdRC)

Las Meninas, by Santiago García and Javier Olivares, has been awarded the National Comics Prize (The first chapter can also be read through the link). The comic has been already published in French and Santiago García has announced that it will be published in English too. Link (22/10/2015, Spanish, EdRC)

An exhibition with some originals and sketches of the last album of Asterix can be visited at Biblioteca Eugenio Trías in Madrid until the 30th November. Link (24/10/2015, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

The Dundee Literary Festival took place at the University of Dundee between the 21st and 25th October. It included the opening of the Dundee Creative Comics Space by comics artist, Dave Gibbons. Link (14/10/2015, English, WG)

The ninth annual Cine Excess international Festival will feature a special panel discussion on violence in comics featuring Professor Martin Barker, comic book writer and editor Pat Mills, and 2000AD artist Jim McCarthy.  The event takes place on the 14th November at the University of Brighton. Link (21/10/2015, English, WG)

Downthetubes reviews The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, which took place in Kendal. Link (20/10/2015, English, WG)

Research

The new issue of the European Journal of American Studies 10.2 includes the special issue: “(Re)visioning America in the Graphic Novel”. Link (English, WG)

Brenna Clarke Gray and Peter Wilkins (Graphixia; The Comics Grid) will be in City University London on the 10th November to give a seminar on how to build scholarly communities online. Link (28/10/2015, English, WG)

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News Editor: Will Grady (comicsforumnews@hotmail.co.uk)

Correspondents: Enrique del Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), Benoît Crucifix (BC, Belgium, France, and The Netherlands), William Grady (WG, UK), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renatta Rafaella (RR, Portugal), Lise Tannahill (LTa, France).

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News Review: September 2015

Americas

United States

Research

The conference, Comics and Visual Culture: A Conference for Student Research, will take place on the 27th February 2016, at California State University, Northridge, Los Angeles. Those interested must send completed papers by the 4th December. Link (19/09/2015, English, WG)

There are currently two call for papers published on the ImageText website. One is a special issue on the topic of “Comics and Fine Art”, which requests full submissions by the 1st April 2016. The other is a special themed issue entitled “Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma”, with submissions for this special issue due by the 1st November 2015. Link (English, WG)

The editors on a collection focusing upon the DC Comics character, Harley Quinn, are seeking proposals for essays dealing with all aspects of the character. Link (29/09/2015, English, WG)

“The Worlds of Grant Morrison”, a special issue of ImageTexT, has been published online. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for a special themed issue of American Literature: “Queer about Comics”. Submissions are due by the 31st July 2016. Link (English, WG)

Asia

Japan

Culture

The 40th meeting of the Kyushu branch of the Japanese Society for Studies in Cartoons and Comics, held on the 31st October, will feature Sakaguchi Shoji and Yonemura Noriko as speakers. Topics will include character design of monsters in series like Ultraman, as well as in shojo manga. Link (Japanese, JBS)

Europe

Germany

Culture

Deutsche Post issues Asterix stamps. Link (01/09/2015, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of “graphic novels from Europe” is shown in Berlin until the 14th November. Link (03/09/2015, German, MdlI)

A Max & Moritz exhibition is shown in Bückeburg until the 20th December. Link (07/09/2015, German, MdlI)

A series of comic artist talks takes place in Frankfurt until the 14th October. Link (10/09/2015, German, MdlI)

Frankfurt Book Fair is going to take place from the 14th until the 18th October; guests include Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad. Link (15/09/2015, German, MdlI)

The award, “Comicbuchpreis 2016 der Berthold Leibinger Stiftung”, goes to Uli Oesterle for his comic Vatermilch. LInk (15/09/2015, German, MdlI)

The dōjinshi of the year 2014 award goes to Sophie Schönhammer and Anna Backhausen for their comic He‘s half-baked. Link (17/09/2015, German, MdlI)

A Gerhard Seyfried exhibition is shown in Frankfurt until the 24th January 2016. Link (28/09/2015, German, MdlI)

Education

A workshop for teachers on comics in the classroom took place in Paderborn on the 15th September. Link (14/09/2015, German, MdlI)

Research

A symposium titled “Science meets Comics. The Anthropocene Kitchen: designing the future of food” is going to take place in Berlin on the 5th and 6th October. Link (24/09/2015, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

Until the 10th January the Casa da Cerca in Almada is hosting the exhibition, “Viagem Desenhada” (drawn travel), composed by images extracted from the comics by Ricardo Cabral. Link (Portuguese, RR)

The Abysmo Galeria in Lisbon is hosting the exhibition “Bartoon 25”. The exhibition is a collection of some comic strips by Luís Afonso that have been published in Público Newspaper. It can be visited until the 16th October. Link (15/09/2015, Portuguese, RR)

From the 29th September until the 6th October, the Ordem dos Arquitectos in Lisbon (headquarters of the National Association of Architects) will be hosting the exhibition “Cidades Invisíveis – Fronteiras entre Arquitectura e Banda Desenhada” (Invisible cities – boundaries between architecture and comics), curated by the architect Pedro Novo. Link (14/09/2015, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Business

The comics publishing house Astiberri is now selling digital comics from its catalogue, with around 50 titles already available. Link (21/09/2015, Spanish, EdRC)

Culture

The comic bookstore Akira (Madrid), awarded the Spirit of Comics Retailer award in 2012, has opened a museum with 40 original drawings. Link (28/09/2015, Spanish, EdRC)

An exhibition organised by Casa Árabe about contemporary Arab comics can be seen in Segovia from the 19th September to the 18th October. Some of the contents can be accessed online. Link (26/09/2015, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

The Spanish Open University (UNED) is celebrating the fifth edition of “Una mirada antropológica al mundo de la viñeta” (An anthropologic look at the world of comics), a two-week course between the 26th October and the 6th November. The course can be both followed face-to-face or online. Link (23/09/2015, Spanish, EdRC)

The edited collection, On the Edge of the Panel: Essays on Comics Criticism, by Julio Cañero and Esther Claudio, has been published through Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Link (English, WG)

UK

Research

A special issue of European Comic Art, focusing upon the theme of “Boundary Crossing”, has been published. Link (English, WG)

The Comic Electric: A Digital Comics Symposium will be held at The University of Hertfordshire on the 14th October 2015. Link (English, WG)

Oceania

Australia

Culture

Kyoto International Manga Museum and Kyoto Seika International Manga Research Center are in cooperation with the Japan Foundation to bring their collection of Edo Giga woodblock prints to Sydney. These prints, many of them very humorous in a cartoonish way, form a significant part of the history of Japanese visual arts, and are deeply connected with manga culture. Part II of the Exhibition “EDO GIGA: Comical Woodblock Prints from Japan”, will run from the 13th October until the 2nd November, at the Japan Foundation Gallery. Link (English, JBS)

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News Editor: Will Grady (comicsforumnews@hotmail.co.uk)

Correspondents: Jessica Bauwens-Sugimoto (JBS, Japan & Australia), Enrique del Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, UK), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renatta Rafaella (RR, Portugal).

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