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News Review December 2017

Americas

United States

Research

The Comics Studies Society has announced four prizes to be awarded in relation to comics scholarship from 2017. Nominations are due by the 2nd February. Link (English, WG)

Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Heroic Beasts of Total Liberation, edited by J.L. Schatz and Sean Parson, has now been published through Rowman and Littlefield. Link (English, WG)

Graphic Novels as Philosophy, edited by Jeff McLaughlin, has now been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory, by Daniel Marrone, has now been published in paperback by University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the edited collection The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum. A 250-500 word abstract is due by the 15th January. Link (English, WG)

The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The deadline for applications is 15th February. Link (English, WG)

The Comics@CSUN Group is putting on its second “Comics and Visual Culture” conference, to be held on the CSU Northridge campus in Los Angeles on March 10, 2018. Deadlines for submission is the 12th January 2018. Link (English, ST)

Europe

Belgium

Research

A special issue on “Comics and Authorship” has been published through the Ghent-based journal Authorship. Link (23/12/2017, English, BC)

France

Culture

The shortlist for the Fauves awards of the Angoulême international comics festival has been published. Link (01/12/2017, French, BC)

The Prix Papier Nickelés, rewarding the best comics criticism of the year during the SoBD festival, has been awarded to the collective volume Case, strip, action! Link (10/12/2017, French, BC)

Germany

Business

Former head of Tokyopop Germany, Joachim Kaps, has started a new manga publishing house, Altraverse. Link (08/12/2017, German, MdlI)

Research

A symposium on “Japan Pop Goes Global?” is going to take place in Cologne on the 19th January. Link (German, MdlI)

Obituary

“Abrafaxe” creator Lona Rietschel died on the 19th December aged 84. Link (19/12/2017, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

The Portuguese Association “Chilli com Carne” is organizing the contest “Toma lá 500 paus e faz uma antologia de BD” [Take 500 bucks and create a comics anthology]. The contest awards 500 Euros for the best comic story submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is the 4th February, 2018. Link (Portuguese, RR)

UK

Culture

S.M.A.S.H. at Artizan Street Library & Community Centre takes place on the 20th January, and hosts an array of talks on comics. Link (English, WG)

Research

European Comic Art 10.2 has recently been published. Link (English, WG)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforumnews@hotmail.co.uk)

Correspondents: Benoît Crucifix (BC, Belgium and France), William Grady (WG, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaella (RR, Portugal), and Simon Turner (ST, United States).

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News Review November 2017

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United States

Research

ImageTexT is accepting paper submissions for a special forum on the topic of “Comics and Fine Art.” The deadline for submissions is the 1st April 2018. Link (04/11/2017, English, WG)

Superman in Myth and Folklore, by Daniel Peretti, has been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for paper for the edited collection The Other 1980s: Reframing Comics’ Crucial Decade. Abstract proposals are due by the 31st January. Link (English, WG)

Osvaldo Oyola reports on the International Comics Art Form conference (ICAF), which took place at the University of Washington between the 2nd and 4th November. Link (English, WG)

There is an open call for submissions for the journal SANE: Sequential Art Narratives in Education (Spring 2018). The deadline for submissions is the 1st February. Link (English, WG)

Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics, by Kate Polak, has been published through the Ohio State University Press. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for submissions for a special themed issue of the The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics entitled “Comics and/as Multimodal Rhetoric.” Full-length submissions are due by the 1st August 2018. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for a special collection entitled The Punisher: Judge, Jury, and Executioner. The deadline for 200-300 word abstract proposals is the 31st January 2018. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the 15th University of Florida Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTech: Comics and Materiality.” The conference will be held from between the 6th and 8th April 2018. The deadline for submissions is the 15th December. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Business

Spirou has a new editor: Florence Mixhel is the first female editor of a Belgian bande dessinée magazine since 1938. Link (06/11/2017, French, LT)

Research

A special issue of Image [&] Narrative has a call for papers on Lewis Trondheim. Link (05/11/2017, French, ST)

France

Business

Maurice Forest, the founder of renowned Paris bande dessinée bookshop Rackham, is putting 283 items from his personal collection up for auction, including many first editions of famous BD works. Link (20/11/17, French, LT)

Culture

FIBD director Stéphane Beaujean announces a paradigm change for the Angoulême festival. Link (18/11/2017, French, BC)

Research

The Musée de la bande dessinée has appointed Anne Hélène Hoog as its new director. Link 1(07/11/2017, French, BC) Link 2 (08/11/2017, French, LT)

The University of Lorraine hosted an international conference on “autobiographical experience and genre comics” from the 9th to 10th November. Link (09/11/2017, French, BC)

The online peer-reviewed journal Comicalités has appointed a new editorial board to relaunch its publications. Link (21/11/2017, French, BC)

Germany

Culture

Manga-Comic-Con 2018 is going to take place in Leipzig from the 15th – 18th March; guests include Mika Yamamori. Link (20/11/2017, German, MdlI)

Research

A lecture series on migration and war in comics is taking place in Düsseldorf until the 22nd January 2018. Link (02/11/2017, German, MdlI)

Joachim Kalka has published a book on Peanuts. Link (German, MdlI)

There is a Call for Papers for an issue of the journal Diegesis on “Narrating Reality in Comics”; the deadline for abstracts is the 8th January 2018. Link (English, MdlI)

New issues of the yearbooks Deutsche Comicforschung and Comic-Jahrbuch have been published. Link (16/11/2017, German, MdlI)

Proceedings of the 1. Kieler Comic Konferenz 2016 have been published in the latest issue of Closure. Link (23/11/2017, German, MdlI)

Two public lectures on comics are going to be given by Joachim Trinkwitz and Rolf Lohse in Bonn on the 6th December. Link (30/11/2017, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

From the 2nd until the 31st December the gallerz Mundo Fantasma in Port will hold an exhibition by Finnish author, Tommi Musturi. Link (21/11/2017, Portuguese, RR)

Obituaries

The Portuguese Comics Author Fernando Relvas (1954 – 2017) has passed away. He collaborated as a comic author in several Portuguese and international magazines and newspapers. Link (21/11/2017, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

María Luque’s Casas transparantes has been awarded the first prize graphic novel prize Ciudades Iberoamericanas. Link (26/11/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition about the history of Spanish comics Historietas del tebeo, 1917-1977 can be visited at Museo ABC, Madrid, until the 25th February 2018. Link (01/11/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

Two new books have been published by the Eolas and the University of León as part of the of the collection Grafikalismos, which focuses on comics and graphic narrative: Ana Merino’s Diez ensayos para pensar el cómic [Ten essays to understand comics], and Inés González Cabeza’s Imágenes de la enfermedad en el cómic actual [Images of illness in contemporary comics]. Link (21/1/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

There is a call for submissions to the Laydeez do Comics Women’s Prize for Unpublished Graphic Novels in Progress–a women-only award to honour a graphic novel work in progress by a UK-based creator. Link (English, WG)

Research

Alan Moore, Out from the Underground: Cartooning, Performance, and Dissent, by Maggie Gray, has been published through Palgrave Macmillan. Link (English, WG)

Visuality and Identity in Post-millennial Indian Graphic Narratives, by E. Dawson Varughese, has been published through Palgrave Macmillan. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the Ninth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference 2018. The conference theme is Retro!: Time, Memory, Nostalgia, and will take place at Bournemouth University between the 27th and 29th June. The deadline for submissions is the 1st February. Link (English, WG)

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Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), Benoît Crucifix (BC, France), William Grady (WG, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaella (RR, Portugal), Lise Tannahill (LT, Belgium and France), and Simon Turner (ST Belgium).

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News Review October 2017

Americas

United States

Culture

The schedule for the MICE Expo, which takes place between the 21st and 22nd October, has been published online. Link (English, WG)

Research

ImageTexT 9.2, a special issue titled “Mixing Visual Media in Comics”, has been published online. Link (English, WG)

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting submissions of presentations and panels for its spring 2018 meeting at WonderCon in Anaheim(23rd-25th March 2018). Proposals are due by the 15th December 2017. Link (English, WG)

The Swann Foundation for caricature and cartoon research, administered by the Library of Congress, is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship. Deadline for applications is the 15th February 2018. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for a special issue of ImageText, “Comics Read But Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics.” Submissions are due by the 28th March 2018. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the edited collection, Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries. Abstracts are due by the 15th December. Link (03/10/2017, English, WG)

Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin, by Brannon Costello, has been published through Louisiana State University Press. Link (English, WG)

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference invites submissions for our 11th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, which takes place between the 31st August and 3rd September 2018. Proposals are due by the 15th December. Link (English, WG)

Matthew J. Smith seeks student participants for Experience at Comic-Con, which studies fan culture at San Diego’s Comic-Con International. Link (English, WG)

Asia

India

Research

The latest edition of the Indian Journal of Gender Studies is out, with a special section on Gender in the Indian Graphic Novel, published by SAGE.  Link (English, SW)

Europe

Austria

Culture

Vienna Comic Con is going to take place on the 18th and 19th November; guests include Scott Snyder, Adi Granov and Charles Soule. Link (English, MdlI)

France

Business
Auctioneer Artcurial will hold a large auction of bande dessinée related lots this November, including many Tintin originals. Link (10/10/17, French, LT)
Culture
Patrick Jusseaume, author of the bande dessinée series Tramp, has died aged 65. Link (26/10/17, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

Frankfurt Book Fair took place on the 14th and 15th October; guests included Inga Steinmetz and Melanie Schober. Link (30/09/2017, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of politicians’ biographies by Simon Schwartz is shown at the Reichstag in Berlin until the 30th November. Link (02/10/2017, German, MdlI)

An exhibition on Nazi Germany in comics is shown in Osthofen until the 10th December. Link (05/10/2017, German, MdlI)

The exhibition, “SICK! Kranksein im Comic / Reclaiming illness through comics”, is shown in Berlin until the 4th March 2018. Link (16/10/2017, German, MdlI)

An exhibition on comics and migration is shown in Freiburg until the 25th November. Link (16/10/2017, German, MdlI)

This year’s Wilhelm Busch Preis is awarded to Ralf König; on this occasion, a solo exhibition is shown in Wiedensahl until the 10th April 2018. Link (19/10/2017, German, MdlI)

The festival, Manga-Tag Recklinghausen, is going to take place on the 4th November; guests include Alexandra Völker and Daniela Winkler. Link (21/10/2017, German, MdlI)

Research

The German Society for Comics Studies has published an overview of German university classes on comics in this winter semester. Link (25/09/2017, German, MdlI)

There is a Call for Papers for Closure #5; the deadline for abstracts is the 1st December. Link (English, MdlI)

The program of this year’s ComFor conference (1st-3rd December in Bonn) has been published. Link (26/10/2017, German, MdlI)

The winter semester of the lecture series, Berliner Comic-Kolloquium, has begun on the 30th October 2017 and runs until the 7th February 2018. Link (30/10/2017, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

Until the 12th November, the 28th AmadoraBD2017 is taking place in the Forum Luis de Camoes in Brandoa. Link (25/10/2017, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

Lamia, by Rayco Pulido, has received the National Comic Award, the most prestigious comics award in Spain. An article was published criticizing the fact that since the creation of the prize 10 years ago it has not been awarded to a woman. Link (9/10/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition Krazy Kat is Krazy Kat is Krazy Kat can be visited at Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, from the 18th October 2017 to the 26th February 2018. Link (01/09/2017, English, EdRC)

The independent and self-published comics festival GRAF will take place in Madrid from the 10th to the 12th November. There will be various exhibitors and workshops given by Spanish and International authors such as Nicolai Troshinsky and Peter Bagge. Link (01/10/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

The University of Alicante has opened Aula de Cómic, a space to read and celebrate events related to the world of comics. Link (27/10/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

Switzerland

Culture

An exhibition of the comic Wagner is shown in Lucerne until the 30th November. Link (German, MdlI)

A Lorenzo Mattotti exhibition is going to be shown in Basel from the 11th November 2017 until the 11th March 2018. Link (30/10/2017, German, MdlI)

United Kingdom

Culture

Inks issue 19 is a special issue focused upon comics scholarship. Link (English, WG)

The 2017 Dundee Comics Prize, in association with the University of Dundee, seeks creative submissions inspired by Jonathan Swift (satirist and author of Gulliver’s Travels, A Tale of a Tub, and A Modest Proposal). The prize is £300, and the submission deadline is the 19th November. Link (23/10/2017, English, WG)

Comics scholars Dr Simon Grennan (University of Chester) Dr Ernesto Priego (City, University of London) and Dr Peter Wilkins (Douglas College) have put together the open access comic Parables of Care: Creative Responses to Dementia Care, as Told by Carers. Link (English, WG)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforumnews@hotmail.co.uk)

Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany and Switzerland), Renata Rafaella (RR, Portugal), Lise Tannahill (LT, France), and Sakshi Wason (SW, India).

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News Review September 2017

Americas

Canada

Research

There is a call for papers for the edited collection, Sexuality and Mental Illness in Comics, edited by Nancy Pedri and Irene Velentzas. 300-word abstracts are due by the 15th January 2018. Link (English, WG)

United States

Job

There is a job listing for Assistant Professor of English in Comics Studies at the University of Oregon. The deadline for applications is the 15th November. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Middle Spaces has published a call for guest writers. Link (English, WG)

The table of contents for International Journal of Comic Art 19.1 has been published online. Link (26/09/2017, English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the Fourth Annual Dartmouth Illustration, Comics and Animation Conference, which takes place at Dartmouth College between the 26th and 27th May 2018. Proposals are due by the 1st December 2017. Link (14/09/2017, English, WG)

The Cambridge Companion to the Graphic Novel, edited by Stephen E. Tabachnick, has been published by Cambridge University Press. Link (English, WG)

The Research Society of American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2016-17 Article Prize. The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between the 1st January 2016, and 31st December 2017. Details can be found via the link. Link (13/09/2017, English, WG)

There is a call for papers, Comics and Visual Culture 2018: A Conference for Student Research, which takes place on the 10th March 2018, at CSUN University Student Union. The submission deadline is 5th January 2018. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for MIND THE GAPS!: The Futures of the Field – the 1st Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society, which takes place between the 9th and 11th August 2018 at the University of Illinois. The deadline for submissions is the 1st January 2018. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for submissions for a special issue of Sequentials entitled, “Queer” as Noun, Adjective, and/or Verb. Creative submissions are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

The small-press comics festival Salon Mirage held its first edition in Brussels on the 15th to the 17th September. Link (28/08/2017, French, BC)

France

Business

A revived version of Les Cahiers de la bande dessinée, which first appeared in 1972, has been crowdfunded. Link (01/10/2017, French, LT)

Culture

Riad Sattouf’s BD Les Cahiers d’Esther will be adapted into an animated series by Canal+. Link (19/09/2017, French, LT)

Research

Ridiculosa issued a call for chapters for a special issue on comics and satirical images. Papers are due by the 15th October 2017. Link (30/08/2017, French, BC)

Germany

Culture

An exhibition of Atomino and other comics from Frösi magazine is shown in Großenhain until the 15th October. Link (15/09/2017, German, MdlI)

The exhibition, “Ink & Pixels”, on comics from Kenya, is now shown in Wiedensahl until the 30th November. Link (115/09/2017, German, MdlI)

The exhibition of the latest Max-und-Moritz-Preis winners has travelled on to Mettmann where it is shown until the 22nd October. Link (18/09/2017, German, MdlI)

Research

There is a Call for Papers for a conference on “Graphic Realities: Comics as Documentary, History, and Journalism” in Gießen on the 22nd and 23rd February 2018; deadline for abstracts is the 3rd November 2017. Link (04/09/2017, English, MdlI)

Hungary

Culture

Between 22 September and 20 October, kArton Gallery (Budapest) hosts an exhibition of works by Dávid Cserkuti, cartoonist, illustrator, designer. Dávid won the Hungarian comics award, called Alfabéta-prize, in 2007; and currently, he takes part in creating an animated version of the popular Hungarian comics series, Dirty Fred. Link (ES, Hungarian)

From October on, Hungarian comics can be found at the newsagents again. The first monthly comics magazine containing the works of Hungarian artists only, Epicline, withdrew from the shelves after just one year in 2014. Now a new magazine, Fantomatika, is launched in Hungary and in the Hungarian-speaking parts of Romania. It is promised to give readers sci-fi comics every month. Link (ES, Hungarian)

Romania

Culture

Sibiu hosted the fifth edition of its annual International Comics Convention. The event included work by independent cartoonists from the United States and Europe, as well as workshops, exhibitions, and live drawing. Link (22/09/2017, Romanian, MP)

Portugal

Culture

Until the 6th November, the Museum Bordalo Pinheiro, together with The Lisbon Studio, is organizing the exhibition “Filhos do Manguito”, a tribute to Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro made by several Artists. The exhibition is curated by Pedro Moura. Entrance is free. Link (22/09/2017, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

40 years since the far-right terrorist attack against the satirical magazine El Papus. Link (18/09/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The 17th edition of Dolmen Critics’ Awards have been announced. Link (18/09/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition Krazy Kat is Krazy Kat is Krazy Kat can be visited at Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, from the 18th October 2017 to the 26th February 2018. Link (01/09/2017, English, EdRC)

Industry

The website Comic Spain has been created to promote the comics industry in the country. Link (04/09/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

From Batman to The Walking Dead: An Illustrator’s Life with Charlie Adlard, is a public lecture organised by Lancaster University, and will take place on the 12th October. Link (English, WG)

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Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), Benoît Crucifix (BC, Belgium and France), William Grady (WG, Canada, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Mihaela Precup (MP, Romania), Renata Rafaella (RR, Portugal), Eszter Szép (ES, Hungary), and Lise Tannahill (LT, France).

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News Review August 2017

Americas

United States

Education

CSUN Today reports on Charles Hatfield’s new Studies in Popular Culture class developed for the English department at California State University, Northridge. Link (07/08/2017, English, WG)

Research

Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society 1.2 has been published. Link (English, WG)

The schedule for the ICAF conference, which takes place at University of Washington in Seattle (2nd – 4th November), has been published online. Link (English, WG)

Osvaldo Oyola interviews comics scholar, Andréa Gilroy. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

The poet and bande dessinée author Vladimir Grigorieff. born in Brussels, has died aged 85. Link (16/08/2017, French, LT)

France

Culture

Bande dessinée artist Michel Plessix has died, aged 57.He was known for the Julien Boisvert series and his adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows. Link (22/08/2017, French, LT)

A conference on autobiographical experience and genre comics will take place at the University of Lorraine between the 9th and 10th of November. Link (30/08/2017, English, ST)

Germany

Culture

This year’s MMC Berlin convention is going to take place from the 27th-29th October; guests include Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto. Link (19/08/2017, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of Nils Oskamp’s comic Drei Steine is shown in Oberhausen until the 5th November. Link (21/08/2017, German, MdlI)

Research

The proceedings of the 2015 ComFor conference on “history in comics” have been published. Link (26/08/2017, German, MdlI)

Spain

Obituary

Comic artist and illustrator Alfonso Azpiri has passed away. Link (21/08/2017, English, EdRC)

Portugal

Culture

From the 27th August until the 17th September, the São Mateus Fair is taking place in Viseu. There will be an exhibition of comics dedicated to the first king of Portugal, D. Anfonso Henriques. The inauguration launched a book dedicated to the history of the king and is created by the Portuguese Comic Author Eduardo Teixeira Coelho. Link (Portuguese, RR)

The Festival of Comics AmadoraBD is promoting its contest to which works may be submitted until the 18th September. The subject of the contest is “Reporter for one day”. Link (04/08/2017, Portuguese, RR)

On the 2nd and 3rd September, the Galeria Wagner in Ericeira will take place. It will be the second session of the 2nd edition of  “GOMA: Festival de BD & Comics”. Link (24/08/2017, Portuguese, RR)

UK

Culture

The University of Dundee is currently running the exhibition Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics. It runs until the 21st October. Link (English, WG)

Job

There is a job listing for Course Leader on the BA (Hons) Comic & Concept Art, at Leeds Arts University. Applications are due by the 10th September. Link (11/08/2017, English, WG)

Research

The Journal of Graphic Novels & Comics 8.5 has been published, a themed issue on Freaked & Othered bodies in comics. Link (English, WG)

The new issue of the journal, SubStance, is a special issue focused on the intersection of comics and anarchism, edited by Ole Birk Laursen and Frederik Byrn Køhlert. Link (English, WG)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforumnews@hotmail.co.uk)

Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, UK and United States), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaella (RR, Portugal), and Lise Tannahill (LT, France), and Simon Turner (ST, France).

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