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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).

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News Review March 2019

Americas

United States

Research

The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the Comics Art of Mike Mignola, edited by S.G. Hammond, has been published by SEQUART. Link (English, WG)

There is a new book series published through University of Nebraska Press – Panel by Panel: Critical Comics Studies. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for contributions to Sequentials 4 – Materiality: Drawing (on) Technologies. Creative submissions are due by the 1st June. Link (English, WG)

And Justice for All…? “Cripping” the Comic Con 2019, is a conference that takes place on the 13th April at Syracuse University. Link (English, WG)

The Middle Spaces interviews comics scholar Marcus Singer. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Austria

Research

A workshop on “Manga – Comic – visuelle Kultur. Auto|Biographische Narrative” took place in Vienna on the 5th April. Link (11/03/2019, German, MdlI)

Germany

Culture

The 7th Comic- und Mangaconvention Hamburg took place on the 16th March; guests included Kristina Gehrmann. Link (09/03/2019, German, MdlI)

This year’s Animagic convention is going to take place in Mannheim from the 2nd-4th August; guests include Kousuke Kurose. Link (22/03/2019, German, MdlI)

Anke Feuchtenberger was interviewed by Marina Rauchenbacher and Katharina Serles in Münster on the 2nd April. Link (21/03/2019, German, MdlI)

An Al Taliaferro exhibition is shown in Schwarzenbach until the 14th July. Link (22/03/2019, German, MdlI)

A Carl Barks exhibition is shown in Dortmund from the 7th April – 22nd September. Link (28/03/2019, German, MdlI)

A Simon Schwartz exhibition is shown in Berlin until the 31st August. Link (29/03/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

Summer Institute Cologne “[sic!]” on “Comics, Caricatures, and Cartoons in Comparative Perspectives” is going to take place from the 26th August – 6th September. The deadline for applications was the 22nd March. Link (04/03/2019, English, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

An exhibition of José Pires “A Portuguesa: História de um Hino” (A Portuguesa: The story of a national anthem) is taking place in Moura. The exhibition will include pages of his new comic work. Link (21/03/2019, Portuguese, RR)

In the Bedeteca of Amadora, a new space dedicated to the fanzines, collected by the comics connoisseur Geraldes Lino, has been inaugurated and is titled “Fanzineteca Geraldes Lino”. Link (27/03/2019, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

Paco Roca’s exhibition El dibujado (The Drawn One) can be visited at the IVAM (Valencia) until the 30th June. The installation has been specifically designed for the walls of the museum. Link (07/03/2019, English, EdRC)

Law

Valencia Football Club has been targeted by DC comics over the use of the club’s logo for its centennial celebrations. Link (23/03/2019, English, EdRC)

Sweden

Research

A call papers has been announced for “Transnational perspectives on comic art and feminism in the Nordic countries and the Baltic Sea region”. The proposed anthology, Transnational perspectives on comic art and feminism in the Nordic countries and the Baltic Sea region, aims to explore how the relationship between comic art and feminism has been shaped by global, transnational, and local trends. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 August, 2019.. Link (30/03/2019, English, ST)

Switzerland

Culture

A Joann Sfar exhibition is going to be shown in Basel from the 6th April – 11th August. Link (25/03/2019, German, MdlI)

UK

Education

The British Library is collaborating with university partners to award PhD funding for 2 new doctoral research projects on comics starting in October 2019: “UK Digital Comics information and publishing practices: from creation to consumption”, and “Collecting UK Digital Comics: Society, Culture and Technology”. The application deadline is the 31st May. Link (English, WG)

A Master of Arts program in Comics Studies at the University of East Anglia will commence in September 2020. Link (English, WG)

Research

Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives, by Elisabeth El Refaie, has been published by Oxford University Press. Link (English, WG)

There is a new Routledge book series edited by Harriet Earle: Global Perspectives in Comics Studies. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for Creating Comics, Creative Comics 2019, which takes place at the University of South Wales across the 31st May and 1st June 2019. Abstracts are due by the 24th April. Link (English, WG)

The symposium, Performing and Picturing Patienthood: Exploring Graphic Illness Narratives, will take place at London College of Communication on the 4th and 5th April. Link (English, WG)

Serial Selves: Identity and Representation in Autobiographical Comics, by Frederik Byrn Køhlert, has been published by Rutgers University Press. Link (English, WG)

Studies in Comics 9.2 has been published. 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, Germany and Switzerland), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Simon Turner (ST, Sweden).

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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 February 2019

Europe

Austria

Culture

Nextcomic Festival is going to take place in Linz, Steyr, Traun and Steyrermühl from the 14th-23rd March; speakers include Bettina Egger. Link (27/02/2019, German, MdlI)

Germany

Culture

The 8th “Hamburger Graphic Novel Tage” are going to take place from the 11th-14th March; guests include Nora Krug, Jason Lutes and Catherine Meurisse. Link (25/02/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

Essays from the Tübingen Winter School “De/Recontextualizing Characters” have been published as a special issue of the journal, Image. Link (07/02/2019, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

From the 7th to the 10th March, the Coimbra BD – international exhibition of comics will take place. Authors such as Etienne Schréder, Fabio Celoni and Joana Afonso will be in attendance. Link (21/02/2019, Portuguese, RR)

Obituary

Geraldes Lino, author of the well know blog ‘Divulgando BD’ (Promoting Comics) and also one of the most passionated comics connoisseur, passed away on the 19th February, at 83 years old. Link (21/02/2019, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

Netflix has announced a tv series based on Pepe Pérez and Santiago García’s comic El Vecino. Link (06/02/2019, English, EdRC)

The Basque Government has announced a total financial aid of 105 000 euros for Basque comics and album authors, including specific sections for young women artists. Link (29/01/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

The Spanish Association of Comics Critics has published their biannual list of best comics (July-December 2018). Link (25/02/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

The Aula de Cómic at the University of Valencia (with the creation of the first Chair of Comic Studies in Spain) has started its activities. Link (21/02/2019, Spanish, EdRC)

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

Correspondents:  Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Austria and Germany) and Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal).

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.

 
 

News Review January 2019

Americas

United States

Education

There is a call for applicants for the 2019 Project Narrative Summer Institute: Serial and Visual Narrative, which takes place at Ohio State University between the 7th and 19th July. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Journal of Comics and Culture Volume 3 has been published. Link (English, WG)

The Comics Scare Returns: The Contemporary Resurgence of Horror Comics, by Terrence Wandtke, has been published. Link (English, WG)

The 2019 John A. Lent Scholarship in Comics Studies was awarded to Francesca Lyn (Virginia Commonwealth University). Link (English, WG)

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

Europe

Austria

Research

Anke Feuchtenberger gave a lecture at University of Vienna on the 21st January. Link (14/01/2019, German, MdlI)

France

Culture

Rumiko Takahashi (Mermaid Saga, Ranma 1/2)  has been award the 2019 Grand Prix at the Angoulême Festival. She is the second woman to win in the festival’s history. Link (23/01/2019, French, LT)

Emil Ferris has been awarded the Angoulême festival’s Fauve d’Or (best album of the year award) for My Favourite Thing is Monsters. Link (27/01/2019, English, LT)

Noted bande dessinée artist and painter Alex Barbier has died aged 68, according to his publisher Frémok. Link (31/01/2019, French, LT)

Riad Sattouf, author of Arab of The Future among many other works, is the ambassador for the 2019 edition of the  Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie (Week of French language and Cultures), a French governmental initiative. Link (29/01/2019, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

A Line Hoven exhibition is shown in Bamberg until the 3rd February. Link (11/01/2019, German, MdlI)

Manga-Comic-Con 2019 is going to take place in Leipzig from the 21st-24th March; guests include Erubo Hijihara. Link (17/01/2019, German, MdLI)

An exhibition of Czech comics is shown in Munich until the 7th March. Link (18/01/2019, German, MdlI)

Research

An edited volume on “Autobiografie Intermedial”, containing several chapters on comics, has been published. Link (24/01/2019, German, MdlI)

A workshop on “Comics/Fandom” is going to take place in Cologne on the 28th and 19th March. Link (28/01/2019, English, MdlI)

UK

Research

There is a CFP for our international conference, Comics & Travel, which takes place at the University of Oxford on the 5th July. Proposals are being admitted until the 8th March. Link (English, WG)

“Superheroes Comics and the Seeing of Law” is a talk that takes place at the University of Dundee on the 13th February. Link (English, WG)

European Comic Art 11.2: Spanish Comics, Part II, has been published. Link (English, WG)

Laurike in ‘t Veld’s book, The Representation of Genocide in Graphic Novels: Considering the Role of Kitsch, is now available from Palgrave. Link (English, WG)

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

Correspondents: William Grady (WG, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Austria and Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Lise Tannahill (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 December 2018

Americas

United States

Research

The deadline for abstracts for the conference, ImageText in Motion: Animation and Comics – UF GCO Conference, which takes place at University of Florida, has been extended until the 15th January. Link (English, WG)

Comics Research Bibliography 2018 Print Edition, by Michael Rhode, has been published by Lulu. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for Comics Arts Conference at Comic-Con International, which takes place between the 18th and 21st July. Abstracts are due by the 1st February. Link (13/12/2018, English, WG)

Europe

Germany

Obituary

Abrafaxe creator Lona Rietschel died on the 18th December. Link (19/12/2018, German, MdlI)

Research

The 2019 issue of Comic! Jahrbuch was published amidst allegations of sexism. Link (03/12/2018, German, MdlI)

The 5th issue of the journal Closure has been published. Link (06/12/2018, German, MdlI)

A workshop on „(Self-)Documentation, (Self-)Performance and (Self-)Constitution of Gendered Cultural Identities in Comics and Literature“ is going to take place in Bochum on the 24th January. Link (13/12/2018, English, MdlI)

The new edition of Friedrich Schiller’s Avanturen des neuen Telemachs, originally announced for Winter 2017/18, has now been published by Bachmann. Link (17/12/2018, German, MdlI)

The Roland Faelske award for comics and animation 2018 goes to Alexandra Novacov and Lukas Wilde. Link (20/12/2018, German, MdlI)

Hungary

Culture

Hungary’s first community Comics Library opened on 13 December. The library aims at making comics available to the general public and thereby raise awareness of the little known medium in Hungary. All comics and graphic novels are donations. The library is located in Nem Adom Fel Café (literally: I Don’t Give Up Café”). Link (Hungarian, ES)

The contemporary section of the successful Comics as Narrative exhibition, which was on display in the National Széchényi Library during the summer, is exhibited at the University of Pécs in the re:public project space between 2 December 2018 and 25 January 2019.(ES)

Portugal

Culture

The Portuguese company ‘Chili com Carne’ published the book Sírio, by the Peruvian comic author Martin López Lam. The book was published during Raia, the third edition of an event focused on small editors and graphic artists, was held in Anjos70. Link (14/12/2018, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

The exhibition Creadores valencianos por los derechos humanos. 70 años de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos can be visited at the University of Valencia until the 24th February 2019. Link (24/11/2018, English, EdRC)

Research

The University of Valencia has announced the creation of the first Chair of Comic Studies in Spain. Álvaro Pons is to take up that post. Link (14/12/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

The British Museum will host the exhibition, Manga, from the 23rd May until the 26th August 2019. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a call for papers for the Graphic Medicine conference, Que(e)rying Graphic Medicine: Paradigms, Power, and Practices, which takes place in Brighton between the 11th and 13th July. Proposals due by the 31st January 2019. Link (English, WG)

Glasgow University Comic Reading Group continues to update with interviews with various comics scholars. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for 2019’s joint International BD Society and International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference, “Storyworlds and Transmedia Universes in Comics & Graphic Novels”. The conference takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University between the 24th and 28th June, and proposals are due by the 1st February. Link (English, WG)

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.5, a special themed issue entitled “Reflections on Yaoi Space and Yaoi Time: East and West, Yesterday and Tomorrow”, has now been published. 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), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Eszter Szép (Hungary).

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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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