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News Review August 2019

Americas

United States

Obituary

Comics scholar, Derek Parker Royal, passed away on he 11th July. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a CFP for Comics and Technology – 3rd Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society, which takes place in August 2020 at Henderson State University, Arkansas. The deadline for all submissions is 15 January 2020. Link (English, WG)

Noah Berlatsky has collected various articles from the website, The Hooded Utilitarian, and published it as an ebook entitled, Death Panels: Comics Criticism, 2004-2019. Link (English, WG)

The World of DC Comics, by Andrew Friedenthal, has been published by Routledge. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the 2020 Michigan State University Comics Forum, which takes place at the Michigan State University between 21st-22nd February 2020. The deadline for proposals is the 30th September 2019. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Germany

Culture

A  Donald Duck exhibition is being shown in Schwarzenbach until the 3rd November. Link (07/08/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

The program of this year’s conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) in Schwarzenbach from the 8th-10th November has been published. Link (05/08/2019, English, MdlI)

A Committee for Diversity has been founded within the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor); its constitutive meeting is going to be held at the upcoming ComFor conference. Link (15/08/2019, English, MdlI)

United Kingdom

Jobs

Teesside University is looking to hire a full time Lecturer in Comics and Concept Art. The deadline for applicants is the 17th September. Link (English, WG)

Research

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 10.1 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Studies in Comics 10.1, a special issue entitled, ‘Comics and Nation’, has been published. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for a special issue of Studies in Comics, which will focus upon Comics and Education. The deadline for submissions is the 1st November. Link (English, WG)

Routledge have published two themed collections edited by Ian Hague, Ian Horton, and Nina Mickwitz: Contexts of Violence in Comics, and Representing Acts of Violence in Comics. Link 1, Link 2 (English, WG)

Dr William Proctor and Dr Julia Round are curating an essay series on British comics for Henry Jenkins’ ‘Confessions of an Aca-Fan’ website. Link (English, WG)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

Correspondents: Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany) and William Grady (UK and United States).

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News Review July 2019

Asia

India

Research

There is a call for papers a special issue of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics titled ‘Indian graphic narratives and the post-millennial moment: Reflections on the last twenty years’.  Papers should be submitted by the 30th December 2019. Link (30/07/2019, English, ST)

Europe

Germany

Research

A special issue of Closure on the occasion of Nicolas Mahler’s 50th birthday was published. Link (11/07/2019, German, MdlI)

The ‘WB Stiftungspreis Wilhelm Busch’ is going to be awarded for the first time this year by Stiftung Deutsche Sprache for Bachelor’s and Master’s Theses in German on the topic of ‘drawing and literature’. Link (15/07/2019, German, MdlI)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

Correspondents: Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany) and Simon Turner (ST, India)

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News Review June 2019

Americas

United States

Research

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)

Europe

Belgium

Business

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)

France

Obituary 

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

Germany

Culture

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)

Obituary

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

Research

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)

Portugal

Culture

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

Culture

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)

Education

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

Research

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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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

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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Suggestions for articles to be included in the News Review can be sent to Simon Turner at the email address above.

 
 

News Review May 2019

Americas

United States

Culture

The annual Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival takes place between the 14th and 16th June. Link (English, WG)

Research

Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics, by Jorge J. Santos, Jr., has been published through University of Texas Press. Link (English, WG)

The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics 3.1 is a special themed issue about Comics and/as Rhetoric. Link (English, WG)

Lessons Drawn: Essays on the Pedagogy of Comics and Graphic Novels, edited by David Seelow, has been published by McFarland. Link (English, WG)

Sequentials is extending the deadline for Issue 4 – “Materiality: Drawing on Technologies” – to the 15th July. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for a special collection entitled, Adapting Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in a Transmedia Context. The deadline for submissions is the 1st August. Link (English, WG)

The International Comic Arts Forum is now accepting applications for two slots on the Executive Committee, the planning team for the conference and other initiatives related to the forum. The deadline to apply is the 3rd June. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Austria

Research

A conference titled “Beyond Maus – The Legacy of Holocaust Comics” took place in Graz from the 26th-29th May.  Link (20/05/2019, German, MdlI)

Belgium

Culture

The head of the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée (CBBD), the first bande dessinée museum in the world, is stepping down after almost 11 years. Link (08/05/2019, French, LT)

France

Culture

Riad Sattouf (Arab of the Future) has designed the cover for the new edition of the Petit Robert French dictionary. Link (13/05/2019, French, LT)

Wilfrid Lupano, bande dessinée writer known for the series The Old Geezers, has turned down a Knighthood in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, citing his disagreement with the actions of the current French government. Link (21/05/2019, French, LT)

Research

After the publication of the special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Image [&] Narrative on the French comics artist Lewis Trondheim, David Pinho Barros, Chris Reyns-Chikuma and Laurent Gerbier are organising the first conference exclusively dedicated to his work, which will take place in Angoulême, at the Cité BD, in May 2020. Abstracts may be submitted until June 15th Link (15/05/2019, French, ST)

Germany

Culture

Anime Messe Berlin took place from the 17th-19th May; guests included Satoshi Shiki. Link (07/05/2019, German, MdlI)

The festival, Comic Invasion Berlin, took place on the 11th and 12th May; speakers included Linda Heyden and Matthias Harbeck. Link (06/05/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

Jörn Ahrens’s book Überzeichnete Spektakel. Inszenierungen von Gewalt im Comic has been published by Nomos. Link (02/05/2019, German, MdlI)

There is a Call for Papers for a themed section in the journal Participations on “Comics/Fandom: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Intersection of Fan Studies and Comics Studies” edited by Sophie G. Einwächter, Vanessa Ossa, Véronique Sina and Sven Stollfuß; the deadline for abstract submissions is the 31st October. Link (05/05/2019, English, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

Until the 16th June, the International Comics Festival is being held in Beja. Link (30/05/2019, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

The Spanish National Library has created a bibliographic guide to comics. Link (25/05/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

Germán Sánchez Ruipérez has published a report on comics in Spain. Link (23/05/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

The summer course Imágenes y Migraciones del Cómic will take place on the 25th and 26th June 2019 at the University of Alcalá, with comics scholars, critics and artists such as Mark Buckingham. Link (12/05/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

The Youth Libraries Group North East’s annual training day took place at Newcastle City Library on the 18th May, and focused on comics: “Comic Book Corner: Using Graphic Novels to Engage Young People ”. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.6 has been published. The issue is a special themed collection which focuses upon Wonder Woman. Link (English, WG)

Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels, by Golnar Nabizadeh, has been published by Routledge. Link (English, WG)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

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

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News Review April 2019

Americas

United States

Culture

The shortlist for the 2019 Eisner Awards has been announced, which includes the category for Best Academic/Scholarly Work. Link (English, WG)

Obituary

Professor Don Ault, scholar of William Blake, American comics artist Carl Barks, and founder of the comics studies journal, ImageTexT, passed away on the 13th April. The International Journal of Comic Art’s blog has republished a memoire he wrote in 2003. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a CFP for a special themed issue of the journal, Paradoxa, which will focus upon comics and graphic novels. The deadline for proposals is the 1st September. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Germany

Culture

An e. o. plauen and Line Hoven exhibition is shown in Plauen until the 6th October. Link (04/04/2019, German, MdlI)

This year’s DoKomi festival in Düsseldorf is going to take place on the 8th and 9th June; guests include Guilt | Pleasure. Link (06/04/2019, German, MdlI)

An exhibition on feminism in comics is shown in Nuremberg until the 16th May. Link (15/04/2019, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of current Swedish comics with female characters is shown in Berlin until the 19th June. Link (German, MdlI)

An e. o. plauen exhibition is shown in Schwarzenbach until the 8th September. Link (29/04/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

A workshop on Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb took place in Cologne on the 3rd May. Link (08/04/2019, German, MdlI)

This year’s annual conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) is going to take place in Schwarzenbach from the 8th – 10th November; the deadline for abstract submissions is the 5th May. Link (09/04/2019, English, MdlI)

The German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) has published an overview of German university classes on comics in this summer semester. Link (15/04/2019, German, MdlI)

A workshop on medieval comics and the Middle Ages in comics took place in Tübingen on the 26th and 27th April. Link (18/04/2019, German, MdlI)

Spain

Business

Tebeox, the first digital comics publishers has been established. Link (12/04/2019, Spanish EdRC)

Culture

The 37th edition of the Barcelona International Comic Fair took place last month. Antonio Altarriba received the Grand Prize and Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing Is Monsters was awarded the Best Foreign Work published in Spain. Link (27/04/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

The 2nd International Conference of Interdisciplinary Comics Studies will take place at the University of Zaragoza on the 15th, 16th and 17th May. Link (23/04/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

Switzerland

Culture

This year’s Fumetto festival in Lucerne took place from the 6th – 14th April; guests included Emil Ferris and Joann Sfar. Link (04/04/2019, German, MdlI)

UK

Job

There is a job advertisement for a Senior Lecturer to teach on the BA course, Comic & Concept Art, at Leeds Arts University. The deadline for applications is the 2nd June. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a CFP for the conference, Picturing Sound: The Static Visual Paratexts of Music, which takes place at the University of Glasgow on the 12th December. Proposals are due by the 2nd August. Link (English, WG)

The programme for the Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Comics and Bande Dessinées, “Storyworlds and Transmedia Universes”, has been published online. The conference takes place between the 24th and 28th June at Manchester Metropolitan University. Link (English, WG)

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News Editor: Simon Turner (comicsforum.newsreview@gmail.com)

Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany and Switzerland).

Click here for News Review correspondent biographies.

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Suggestions for articles to be included in the News Review can be sent to Simon Turner at the email address above.

 
 
 
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