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News Review February 2017

Americas

Mexico

Culture

“Caricaturas y grabados: 100 años de la Constitución Mexicana,” an exhibit including cartoons related to the 100th anniversary of the Mexican political constitution, was inaugurated February 3rd with a talk featuring cartoonist Rafael Barajas “El Fisgón.” Link (Spanish, FGG)

“Kalimanías,” an exhibit organized by Comikaze magazine featuring 44 illustrations celebrating popular superhero Kalimán has opened to the public at the Hidalgo metro station in downtown Mexico City and will remain on view until April 23rd. The exhibit comes on the one-year anniversary of the death of René del Valle, who illustrated Kaliman comics for 25 years. Link (2/24/17, Spanish, FGG)

Juanele, author of Moquito (2011), Patote (2013), and Mascotas Chenchas (2016), was a panelist at the San Diego Comics Fest. Link (English, FGG)

An exhibit curated by Rafael Barajas “El Fisgón,” featuring works by comic artists Rogelio Naranjo, Rius, and Gabriel Vargas, is on view through March 20th, 2017 at the Museo del Estanquillo in downtown Mexico City. Link (Spanish, FGG)

Luis Gantus, Augusto Mora, Luis Fernando, BEF, Helio Flores, and José Hernández, among others, participated in round tables as part of the “Jornadas de Cómics” at the XXXVIII Feria Internacional del Libro del Palacio de Minería. Link (Spanish, FGG)

Celebrating the 10th year anniversary of its comics collection, Editorial Resistencia presented a new edition of Comixtlán, by Luis Fernando, at the international book fair at Palacio de Minería. Comixtlán is included in Paul Gravett’s 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die (2011). Ernesto Priego has called the publication of the new edition “the most important event in Mexican comics history.” Link (Spanish, FGG)

“Feria de la Historieta Independiente Universitaria”, a book fair featuring independent comics made by college students, will take place at UAM Azcapotzalco, on the 1st until the 3rd March. Link (Spanish, FGG)

La sombra justiciera· Episodios completos de super aventuras policiacas, a weekly comic book inspired by Walter B. Gibson’s The Shadow, and published in Mexico in 1965 by Ediciones Hecky, has been catalogued in the specialized Spanish website Tebeosfera. Link (Spanish, FGG)

Edgar Camacho’s Piel de cebolla (Onion Skin), winner of the 2016 Young Graphic Novel National Prize, was published by Tierraadentro. Link (Spanish, FGG)

El amor y otras mentiras, an anthology of cartoons by Boligán, was published by Almadía. Link (2/15/17, Spanish, FGG)

Education

The courses “Cómic y género: Creando un cómic para la prevención de la violencia de género” and “Diplomado en Novela Gráfica,” are currently ongoing at the Casa Universitaria del Libro and the Antigua Academia de San Carlos, respectively. Link 1 (Spanish, FGG, Spanish) Link 2 (Spanish, FGG)

United States

Research

Rhizcomics: Rhetoric, Technology, and New Media Composition, by Jason Helms, has been published through the University of Michigan Press. Link (English, WG)

International Journal of Comic Art 18.2 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Osvaldo Oyola has published a conversation with comics scholar Qiana Whitted. Link (21/02/2017, English, WG)

A news outlet reports on a recent study from the University of Oklahoma, which shows that graphic novels may improve memory and be more effective in teaching students than a traditional textbook. Link (English, WG)

The call for papers for the International Comic Arts Forum 2017, which will be held at University of Washington between the 2nd and 4th November. The deadline for proposals is the 3rd April. Link (English, WG)

Comics and Graphic Narratives, the MLA Discussion Group, has published CFPs for its three panels at MLA 2018: “Teaching Global Arab Comics in the US”, “Connecting the Dots: Museums and Comics”, and “Comics and the Culture Wars”. Details for each individual panel can be found via the link. Link (English, WG)

The “In Focus” feature from Cinema Journal 56.2 is on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for an upcoming edited anthology: Good Grief(s): Historical and Culture Readings of Peanuts. Link (13/02/2017, English, ST)

Europe

Austria

Culture

Nextcomic festival is going to take place in Linz and vicinity from the 16th-24th March; guests include Olivier Schrauwen and Anna Haifisch. Link (05/02/2017, German, MdlI)

France

Culture

A bande dessinée drawn by Rimbaud at the age of 10 has been sold at auction for 118,750 euros. Link (10/02/2017, French, LT)

Research

The Centre de Recherche sur les littératures et la sociopoétique (CELIS) de l’Université Clermont Auvergne (France) and the Asociación Cultural Tebeosfera (Spain) have created a group for scholars working on comics in Spanish. They are building a directory of scholars working on Spanish language comics. They started out at 150 scholars and they’re trying to reach anyone they may have missed. Link (28/02/2017, English, ST)

Germany

Business

A new comics publisher, Dantes, has published a collection of Usagi Yojimbo as its first title. Link (10/02/2017, German, MdlI)

Culture

Comicfestival Köln took place on the 10th and 11th February; guests included Andreas Platthaus and Sascha Hommer. Link (02/02/2017, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of Kenyan comics is shown in Hildesheim until the 1st April. Link (06/02/2017, German, MdlI)

An Inga Steinmetz exhibition is shown in Berlin from the 4th March. Link (14/02/2017, German, MdlI)

A series of artist talks takes place in Frankfurt; artists include Sarah Glidden (24th February) and Guy Delisle (21st March). Link (16/02/2017, German, MdlI)

Research

A symposium on “Sound in Animation, Comics and Illustration” is going to take place in Stuttgart on the 3rd May; the deadline for abstracts is the 13th March. Link (10/02/2017, English, MdlI)

The proceedings of the 2014 ComFor conference have been published. Link (06/02/2017, German, MdlI)

The University of Siegen will host the international summer school titled “Transnational Graphic Narratives” from the 31st July to the 5th August 2017. The deadline for applications is the 31st March. Link (19/02/2017, English, ST)

Portugal

Culture

Until the 29th April  an exhibition of comic works, cartoons, caricatures and other creative ravings of Phermad (aka Fernando Madeira) is taking place in Galeria LAR. The exhibition is titled “UM PLANETA RESILIENTE – Fragmentos com humor de um planeta não muito distante” (A resilient planet –humourous fragments of a planet not very distant.) and is not adviced for the public under 12 years old. Link (08/02/2017, Portuguese, RR)

Until the 8th July, the Library of Viana do Castelo is hosting an exhibition named “Miguel Rocha: Liberdade com Legendas” (Miguel Rocha : Freedom with Captions). Link (19/01/2017, Portuguese, RR)

The Casa Antero in Caldas da Rainha is hosting an exhibition of the comic works of Joana Mosi. The exhibition has works extracted from her trilogy “Altemente” and can be visited until the 9th March. Link (18/02/2017, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

The complete series of Spanish classic comic El Capitán Trueno will be published in 60 volumes. Link (24/02/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

An exhibition about the history of Catalan satirical press can be visited at the Biblioteca de Catalunya from the 28th February to the 28th April. Link (23/02/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The nominees for the prizes of the 35th edition of the Barcelona International Comics Convention have been announced. Link (22/02/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

The University of León and the publishing house Eolas have announced a new collection of monographs on comics. The first one will be Bernie Wrightson, la expresión del horror. Link (27/02/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

Sweden

Research

Konsthistorisk tidskrift has published it’s latest issues. Link (28/02/2017, English, ST)

Switzerland

Culture

Fumetto festival is going to take place in Lucerne from the 1st-9th April; guests include Julie Doucet whose first retrospective exhibition worldwide will be shown. Link (English, MdlI)

Research

Lectures on “The ‘Invention’ of Comics” are going to be given in Zurich on the 3rd March.Link (09/02/2017, German, MdlI)

UK

Culture

The Dundee Comics Creative Space, linked with the University of Dundee, has announced the launch of, Speech Bubble, a comics book club for over 18’s. Link (English, WG)

The BEYOND 2000AD exhibition at London’s Orbital Comics has been reviewed by downthetubes. Link (23/02/2017, English, WG)

To celebrate 40 years of 2000AD, the Guardian newspaper seeks contributors to share their experiences with the title. Link (27/02/2017, English, WG)

Jobs

There is a job listing for a Lecturer in Creative Writing and English at the University of Dundee. The listing specifies a candidate who can teach comics scriptwriting (amongst other things). Applications are due by the 29th March. Link (English, WG)

Research

Studies in Comics 7.2 has been published. Link (English, WG)

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 8.1 has now been published. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for Graphic Reading: A One Day Symposium, which takes place at the University of Birmingham on the 19th May. The deadline for abstracts is 31st March. Link (English, WG)

A student requires participants to complete a survey for the project: User-Centred Design of an Online Educational Tool using the Marvel Comics API. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the symposium ‘Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Memory’ taking place at the University of Oxford on the 22nd June 2017. Link (26/02/2017, English, ST)

The British Superhero, by Chris Murray, has been published by the University Press of Mississippi. Link (28/02/2017, English, ST)

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News Review January 2017

Americas

Mexico

Culture

Taco de ojo, an exhibit of Peruvian and Mexican graphic narrative featuring works by Enid Balam, Edgar Clément, Carmen Lop, and more than twenty others was organized by the international collective Latino Toons. On view until February the 26th at the Casa de la Literatura Peruana in Lima (Perú). Link 1 (FGG, Spanish) Link 2 (FGG, Spanish)

A series of political cartoons by Alarcón, Boligán, Darío, and others on the U.S. president’s recent comments about the wall and the relationship with Mexico can be seen at the CartonClub website. Link (FGG, Spanish)

Augusto Mora participated in the Professional category at the event Les 24 heures de la bande dessinée, Angouleme 2017 with a 22-page comic about a mischievous super-hero. Link (FGG, Spanish)

The January issue of the Spanish magazine Revista con la a featured the cartoon ¿Niñas? by Cintia Bolio. Bolio was also named among the jury members for the “Freedom of Expression” International Cartoon Contest & Exhibition 2017 in Norway. Link (FGG, Spanish)

The “Feria de la Historieta de Autor” took place at the Alliance Française in Polanco, Mexico City, on January 21, in parallel with the international Angoulême Festival in France. Link (FGG, Spanish)

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of José G. Cruz, the renowned creator of El Santo comics and pioneer of the photomontage technique, an event took place at the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City. Link (FGG, Spanish)

The illustrated album/graphic novel, Salón Destino, by Carlos Vélez, was published by La Cifra Editorial. Link (FGG, Spanish)

Education

Cintia Bolio will lead the course Cómic y género: Creando un cómic para la prevención de la violencia de género at the Casa Universitaria del Libro at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México between the 21st February and the 4th May. Link (FGG, Spanish)

The course Diplomado en Novela Gráfica will take place at the Antigua Academia de San Carlos starting on February 14. Link (FGG, Spanish)

United States

Culture

Michael Tisserand’s Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White is among the nominees in the National Book Critics Circle awards. Link (English, WG)

Education

Susan Kirtley has introduced a Comics Studies course at Portland State University. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Modern Superhero in Film and Television: Popular Genre and American Culture, by Jeffrey A. Brown, has been published through Routledge. Link (English, WG)

Bleeding Cool reports on research at Brigham Young University into the negative effects of superheroes on pre-schoolers. Link (15/01/2017, English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the edited collection Whiteness and the American Superhero. Abstracts are due by the 1st April. Link (17/01/2017, English, WG)

The Comics and Popular Arts Conference invites submissions for its 10th Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, which takes place between the 1st and 4th September 1-4. Proposals are due by the 1st March. Link (English, WG)

Asia

Singapore

Culture

Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon, by Ian Gordon, has been published through Rutgers University Press. Link (English, WG)

Kid Comic Strips: A Genre Across Four Countries, by Ian Gordon, has been published through Palgrave. Link (English, WG)

Europe

France

Culture

Cosey (Bernard Cosendai), author of Voyage en Italie  has been awarded the Angoulême Grand Prix. Link (25/01/2017, LT, French)

Obituaries

Pascal Garray, illustrator of The Smurfs, has died aged 51. Link (17/01/2017, LT, French)

Germany

Culture

An exhibition on Wilhelm Busch and Rodolphe Töpffer is shown in Schwarzenbach until the 1st May. Link (09/01/2017, MdlI, German)

An exhibition on the holocaust in comics is shown in Frankfurt until the 19th March; accompanying talks and readings are going to be given. Link (16/01/2017, MdlI, German)

Manga-Comic-Con 2017 is going to take place in Leipzig from the 23rd-26th March; guests include Kyōko Kumagai and Yūsei Matsui. Link (26/01/2017, MdlI, German)

The exhibition, Comics! Mangas! Graphic Novels!, is going to be shown in Bonn from the 7th May until the 10th September 2017. Link (MdlI, German)

An exhibition on comics and immigration is shown in Bremen until the 22nd March. Link (31/01/2017, MdlI, German)

Research

A symposium titled Transnational Comics Art and Comics Scenes is going to take place in Freiburg on the 20th February in conjunction with comiXconnection festival. Link (12/01/2017, MdlI, German)

The program for the conference, Formen der Selbstreflexivitaet im Medium Comic (Cologne, 2nd-3rd March), has been published. Link (30/01/2017, MdlI, German)

Hungary

Culture

A group of feminist comics artists inspired the creation of the new bags and accessories collection of Müskinn, an innovative Hungarian designer label. The creators of ZINA, a fanzine/comics published at irregular intervals, have been known in the alternative comics scene for their colorful energy, engagement with the female body and for creating comics about the experience of being a woman in Hungary. For the Müskinn campaign, the group has created and modelled for the alternative female super hero who fights for the environment. Link 1 (English, ES) Link 2 (English, ES) Link 3 (Hungarian, ES)

Portugal

Culture

The BDteca 2017 is taking place in the Library of Odemira until March. The shoe includes exhibitions, workshops and a comics contest. Participants may enter until the 10th February. Link (06/01/2017, RR, Portuguese)

Until the 4th March,an exhibition about the Portuguese comic writer João Paulo Cotrim is taking place in the Comic book library (Bedeteca) of Amadora. Link (19/01/2017, RR, Portuguese)

Spain

Culture

Ana Penyas’s Estamos bien has been awarded the 10th Salamandra-Fnac Graphic Novel Prize. Link (12/01/2017, EdRC, Spanish)

The Prado Museum has published another comic after Max’s work on Bosch last year. El perdón y la furia is about Spanish painter Ribera (Lo Spagnoletto) and it has been conceived by Antonio Altarriba and Keko. Link (17/01/2017, EdRC, Spanish)

Industy

The satirical on-line comics magazine Orgullo y Satisfacción has announced that 2017 will be its last year. It was created in 2014 when some authors abandoned the magazine El Jueves after the publishers objected to a cover ridiculing the monarchy. Link (04/01/2017, EdRC, Spanish/English)

Research

There is a Call for Papers by European Comic Art for a number focused on Spanish Comics. Abstracts may be sent until the 1st March 2017. Link (01/01/2017, EdRC, English)

UK

Education

The Courier runs an article on the University of Dundee’s Professor Chris Murray – the world’s first professor of comic studies. Link (03/01/2017, English, WG)

The School of Media and Communication at the Univeristy of Leeds is offering PhD scholarships commencing in the academic year 2017-8. Scholarships are merit-based and offered to candidates with a strong academic record. A convincing proposal outlining the PhD project will be essential for a successful application. Link (23/01/2017, ST, English)

Jobs

There is a listing for a three-month placement for a PhD student to research and help develop the British Library’s British comics collection. Link (English, WG)

Research

Comics and Nations Conference takes place on the 13th and 14th July, at Bangor University. Link (English, WG)

Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Memory, is a symposium taking place at the University of Oxford on the 22nd June. Abstract proposals are due by the 10th March. Link (English, WG)

The Department of Law will host creator Joe Sacco for the inaugural Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities. The talk will take place on the 21st March at Queen Mary University of London. Link (English, WG)

The Socio-Legal Studies Association’s 2017 conference hosts a stream which invites submissions exploring the intersections of law and justice with comics, graphic fiction, and related visual media. Link (English, WG)

The University of Oxford is hosting the seminar series, Comics and Graphic Novels: The Politics of Form. This month’s seminars include, “Narrating History Through Comics: Aivali” (9th February), “Mexican Comics” (16th February), and “Giving Offence: A 35000 Year History of Visual Satire” (21st February). Link (English, WG)

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News Review December 2016

Americas 

Brazil

Culture

A comics themed special issue of the Brazilian journal História, Histórias has been published, edited by Ivan Lima Gomes. Link (22/12/2016, ST, Portuguese)

Mexico 

Culture 

The office of the Mexican Secretary for Culture seeks applications for the Premio Nacional de Novela Gráfica Joven, part of the Tierra Adentro literary prizes. Link (FGG, Spanish)

On the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Germán Butze’s Los Supersabios, a compilation of the classic comic curated and with texts by Luis Gantús was published by Editorial Conque. Link (01/12/16, FGG, Spanish)

The 9th edition of the independent comics gathering FANZINORAMA, took place in Tlalpan, Mexico City, from the 2nd to the 3rd December. Link (FGG, Spanish)

The 15th International Encounter on Cartooning and Comics (EICH) took place during the Guadalajara International Book Fair.  Within this event, La Catrina prize was awarded to Cuban-born Mexican cartoonist Boligán. Boligan’s work is featured in the exhibit “Metáforas de un Trazo,” on view at Ex Convento del Carmen in Jalisco until January 8th, 2017. Link 1 (24/11/16, FGG, Spanish) Link 2 (03/12/16, FGG, Spanish) Link 3 (03/12/16, FGG, Spanish)

The Museo de la Caricatura y la Historieta (Mucahi) celebrated its 16th anniversary with a roundtable of comics creators at the Museo de Arte Popular in Mexico City. Link (05/12/16, FGG, Spanish)

The first Gabriel Vargas Cartoon Recognition was offered to master cartoonist Rius at the Museo del Estanquillo in Mexico City on Dec. 7. Link (07/12/16, FGG, Spanish)

An exhibit honoring the memory of recently-deceased master cartoonist Rogelio Naranjo was inaugurated at the Zócalo metro station in Mexico City. Link (10/12/16, FGG, Spanish)

The roundtable “Periodismo en historieta,” featuring graphic novel creators Augusto Mora (A dónde nos llevan), Andalusia Knoll Soloff and Xavier Corro (Vivos se los llevaron), and Octavio Jiménez (Me estaban entrenando como un pinche sicario), took place on December 11 as part of the Brigada Para Leer en Libertad’s Book Fair at La Alameda. Link (FGG, 13/12/16, Spanish)

The exhibit SIN PALABRAS, featuring work by Cuban-born Mexican cartoonist Boligan, and Spanish cartoonist “El Roto,” closed on December 11 at the Castillo de Santa Catalina de Cádiz, and will be on view in La Casa de la Provincia in Seville, Spain, until January 15th. Link (16/12/16, FGG, Spanish)

The two-volume graphic novel, Che: Una vida revolucionaria, by Mexican cartoonist José Hernández and U.S. journalist Jon Lee, was presented at the Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro on December 10th. Link (19/12/16, FGG, Spanish)

Education

Mexican cartoonist Cintia Bolio lead the workshop “Viñetas y perspectivas de género” at the Museo de la Mujer as part of a campaign for 16 days of activism against gender violence. Link (2/12/16, FGG, Spanish)

The course “Diplomado en Novela Gráfica,” which will take place at the Antigua Academia de San Carlos starting in February, has been announced. Link (FGG, Spanish)

United States

Culture

Drew Morton has published a book titled Panel to Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era (University Press of Mississippi). Link (20/12/2016, ST, English)

Research

Movie Comics: Page to Screen/Screen to Page, by Blair Davis, has been published through Rutgers University Press. Link (English, WG)

The new books series, Humor in America, at Penn State University Press, is accepting proposals on studies in comics (amongst other things). Link (English, WG)

Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era, by Drew Morton, has been published through University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the 2017 Comics & Medicine Conference, which takes place in the Seattle Public Library Central Branch and the University of Washington, between the 15th and 17th June 2017. Deadline for proposals is the 30th January. Link (English, WG)

Europe

France

Culture

Gotlib (Marcel Gottlieb), key figure in modern bande dessinée, founder of Fluide Glacial and creator of Superdupont and Gai-Luron amongst others, is dead at 82. Link (05/12/2016, LT, French)

Germany

Culture

Charlie Hebdo launched a German edition. Link (01/12/2016, MdlI, German)

The Düsseldorfer Comic und Manga Convention took place on the 11th December; guests included Kristina Gehrmann and Alexandra Völker. Link (02/12/2016, MdlI, German)

The ‘Rudolph-Dirks-Award’ has been awarded for the first time at German Comic Con in Dortmund; winners include Tobi Dahmen and Flix. Link (03/12/2016, MdlI, German)

New exhibitions on ‘biodiversity in Duckburg’ and beer in cartoons are shown in Schwarzenbach until the 8th January 2017 and 28th February 2017, respectively. Link (MdlI, German)

The exhibition on the Czech comic Alois Nebel has travelled on to Lauf an der Pegnitz where it is shown until the 5th March 2017. Link (07/12/2016, MdlI, German)

A series of talks and workshops on violence and war in comics from the 3rd December 2016 until the 9th March 2017 accompanies the exhibition in Minden. Link (12/12/2016, MdlI, German)

Research

A students’ conference on the bodies of superheroes is going to take place in Siegen on the 21st January 2017. Link (22/12/2016, MdlI, German)

Hungary

Culture

Hungarocomix 2016 took place on 10 December. This year the one-day celebration of Hungarian comics teamed up with animation movie creators and also featured an exhibition about recent comics made for educational purposes. Link (31/12/2016, ES, Hungarian)

Portugal

Culture

Until the 5th February, the association Chili con Carne is accepting original comic strips to its contest ‘Toma lá 500 paus e faz uma BD” (Take 500 euros and make a comic strip). The prize is the publication of the comic strip and 500 euros. Link (RR, Portuguese)

Spain

Culture

The Spanish artist Purita Campos has received the 2016 Honorary Prize given by the Colectivo de Autoras de Cómic (Spanish Female Authors Collective). Link (30/12/2016, EdRC, Spanish)

Carlos Giménez has written a new album of his famous series Paracuellos. Link (06/12/2016, EdRC, Spanish)

Industry

The website Mangaland has released statistics about manga publishing in Spain in 2016. Link (29/12/2016, EdRC, Spanish)

Research

A new research network, PACE (Plataforma Académica sobre el Cómic en Español), has been created to support and give visibility to academic research on Spanish comics. It is an initiative of the Centre de Recherche sur les littératures et la sociopoétique (CELIS) from the Université Clermont Auvergne (France) and the Asociación Cultural Tebeosfera (Spain). Link (01/12/2016, EdRC, Spanish)

The book Cómics: manual de instrucciones (Comics: instructions manual), by Antoni Guiral, Jesús Redondo, Pepe Gálvez and Roberto Bergado, has been published by Astiberri. Link (22/12/2016, EdRC, Spanish)

There is a CFP for the International Congress of Comic Interdisciplinary Studies, which will be celebrated at the University of Zaragoza on the 5th and 6th April 2017. Proposals are admitted (both in Spanish and English) until the 9th January 2017. Link (29/11/2016, EdRC, English)

Switzerland

Culture

An exhibition on Zep and Titeuf is shown in Basel until the 23rd April 2017. Link (07/12/2016, MdlI, German)

UK

Education

There are PhD studentships available in Cultural Legal Studies at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, specifying studies on comics (amongst other things). The deadline for applications is the 26th February. Link (English, WG)

The School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University is offering PhD studentships for research projects in comics studies (amongst other things). The deadline for applications is the 12th January. Link (English, WG)

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News Review November 2016

Americas

Canada

Research

The new issue of Transcultural on “Comics and Translation” has now been published. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Annual Conference 2017.The conference will take place in Toronto on 11th and 12th May. 200-word abstracts are due by the 6th January 2017. Link (English, WG)

Mexico

Culture

Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, features a story located in Mexico City created by a Mexican team including art by Francisco Herrera, script by Humberto Ramos and Edgar Clément, and color by Fernanda Rizo. Link (24/11/16, FGG, English).

Marvel’s Spider Man and Champions cartoonist Humberto Ramos vowed to abstain from attending comics events in places where Donald Trump won the US presidential election. Link (14/11/16, FGG, Spanish).

Cuban-born cartoonists Boligan, a resident of Mexico since 1992, joined renowned cartoonists Chappatte, Hani Abbas and Gado in Geneva on November 24th as part of “Drawing the line,” a joint project by the UN Human Rights Office, and the Canton and the City of Geneva to tackle discrimination and promote the rights of minorities through cartooning. Link (22/11/16, FGG, English).

US-Mexican cartoonist Felipe Galindo (Feggo) received a “Success Award” at the XXXIII Aydin Doğan Cartoon Competition in Istanbul for his multi-awarded Polar Pandas. Galindo’s work is also included in the PAPER HOTSHOTS exhibition, organized by EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, featuring the work of 30 contemporary artists working in, or influenced by, the traditions of comics, illustration or graphic novels. Link 1 (FGG, English) Link 2 (14/11/16, FGG, English).

The Museo de la Caricatura in Mexico City held the exhibit “Trump: un muro de caricaturas,” featuring cartoons from around the world about Donald Trump. Link (11/11/16, FGG, English)

Mexican cartoonist Cintia Bolio was invited by CNN to be part of a cartoons special about the US presidential election: “Drawing the drama: Cartoonists from around the world on Trump’s defeat of Clinton.” Bolio was also among 60 international artists invited to participate in the 14th Edition of the Festival Internazionale di Humor Grafico, in Italy, an exhibit dedicated to fight gender-based violence. Link (10/11/16, FGG, English)

Paco Roca, Silvia Prada, and Ricardo Cavolo are among the Spanish artists included in the exhibit “Ilustradores españoles: el color del optimismo” inaugurated at the CCEMx. Link (FGG, Spanish)

Obituaries

Master cartoonist Rogelio Naranjo has died at the age of 78. A major force in Mexican political cartoons and considered by many to be among the best, Naranjo was a virtuoso of the line and irony, and an important influence to new generations of cartoonists. His work appeared for over four decades in publications such as La Garrapata, La Cultura en México, Excélsior, El Universal, and Proceso. Before his death, Naranjo donated more than 10,000 of his cartoons to the Mexican National University (UNAM). Link (11/11/16, FGG, Spanish)

United States

Culture

March: Book 3, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, has won this year’s National Book Award for Young Persons Literature. Link (16/11/2016, English, WG)

Education

The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline for applications is the 24th February 2017. Link (English, WG)

Jobs

The department of English at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track position for Assistant Professor in Visual Rhetoric to begin Fall 2017. It specifies a candidate with expertise in image/text theory, the graphic novel, and sequential arts. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting submissions for our meeting at the San Diego Comic-Con. Proposals are due by the 17th February. Link (English, WG)

James Sturm and Charles Hatfield have been confirmed as keynote speakers for the 2017 Michigan State University Comics Forum. Conference organisers are accepting proposals for the conference until the 20th December. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Austria

Culture

Vienna Comic Con took place on the 19th and 20th November; guests included Inga Steinmetz and Melanie Schober. Link (18/11/2016, MdlI, German)

Belgium

Business

Original artwork for the Tintin album, Explorers on the Moon, has sold at auction for a record 1.55 euros. Link (19/11/2016, LT, English)

Culture

Flemish cartoonist Marc Sleen has died aged 93. Link (07/11/2016, LT, English)

Germany

Business

Joachim Kaps has stepped down as head of Tokyopop Germany. Link (18/11/2016, MdlI, German)

Culture

The Berlin-based chain of comic shops, Modern Graphics, turns 25. Link (10/11/2016. MdlI, German)

An exhibition on Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in Mosaik is shown in Leipzig until the 2nd April 2017. Link (MdlI, German)

The exhibition, “Fakten und Fiktionen – KriegsFamilienGeschichten im Comic”, will be shown in Minden from the 3rd December 2016 until the 12th March 2017. Link (MdlI, German)

Research

A summer school on Transnational Graphic Narratives is going to take place in Siegen from the 31st July – 5th August 2017; the deadline for applications is the 20th February 2017. Link (27/11/2016, MdlI, German)

Portugal

Culture

Between the 8th and 11th December, Comic Con will take place in Portugal at the Exponor in Matoshinos. Link (RR, Portuguese)

Spain

Culture

The legacy of legendary cartoonist Chummy Chúmez has been donated to the Spanish National Library by his son. Link (08/11/2016, MdRC, Spanish)

The exhibition BDG70: a revolta do cómic galego, an exhibition about Galician comics of the 70s, can be visited at NORMAL Espazo de intervención cultural (A Coruña) until the 31st December 2016. Link (01/11/2016, MdRC, Galician)

Obituaries

Valencian comic artist Juan Enrique Bosch Quevedo (Micharmut) has passed away. Link (29/11/2016, MdRC, Spanish)

Research

There is a CFP for the International Congress of Comic Interdisciplinary Studies, which will be celebrated at the University of Zaragoza on the 5th and 6th April 2017. Proposals are admitted (both in Spanish and English) until the 9th January 2017. Link (29/11/2016, MdRC, English)

Switzerland

Obituaries

Christophe Badoux died on the 28th October aged 52. Link (MdlI, German)

UK

Culture

The exhibition, Marie Duval: Laughter in the First Age of Leisure, runs from 9th December to 17th March 2017 at Guildhall Library. Link (English, WG)

Education

There is a call for PhD applications in American Visual Culture at the University of East Anglia (the School of Art, Media and American Studies is supportive of comics research). The deadline for applications is 11th January 2017. Link (English, WG)

The University of Dundee is accepting applications for funded PhD opportunities in Comics Studies. The deadline for applications is 12th January 2017. Link (English, WG)

Jobs

Titan Comics is seeking a Comics Editor. The closing date for applications is the 16th December. Link (English, WG)

University of Worcester seeks sessional Lecturers in Illustration. They are specifically interested in applicants with a specialism in comics. The deadline for applicants is the 8th January 2017. Link (English, WG)

Research

European Comic Art 9.2 has been published recently – a special issue focusing upon Comics and Fine Art. Link (English, WG)

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News Review October 2016

Americas

Mexico

Culture

“La Mole Comic Con” celebrated its 20th anniversary at Mexico City’s World Trade Center. Guests included José Luis García-López (Batman vs The Incredible Hulk, Superman vs Wonder Woman) and illustrators Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Wes Craig (Deadly Academy), and Whilce Portacio (Image Comics co-founder). Link (FGG, Spanish)

The book, Corrupcionario Mexicano, which includes work by comics artists Ricardo Cucamonga, Gonzalo Rocha, Patricio Monero, Cintia Bolio, and Helio Flores, among others, has been published by Grijalbo. Link (FGG, Spanish)

The book, Cácaro, la época de Oro del Cine Mexicano en Monos, by Juan Manuel Aurrecochea, with ilustrations by cartoonists Magú, Luis Fernando, Hernández, and Rocha, has been published through Resistencia. Link (FGG, Spanish)

The magazine Conque began publication in connection with the homonymous comics convention taking place in Querétaro between the 5th and 7th May 2017. Renowned Edgar Clément (Operación Bolívar) is editor, and his contribution stands along those by Bachan, Luis Gantús, Jis, Adalisa Zárate, Patricio Betteo, among others. Link (FGG, Spanish)

After the 2nd anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students from a teachers’ college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico on the 26th September 2014, the Museo Casa De La Memoria Indómita held an event with the authors of the forthcoming bilingual graphic novel Alive You Took Them-Vivos Se Los Llevaron and parents of Ayotzinapa. Also, the “Tribute to the Disappeared” exhibit, featuring images from over 300 international artists and collectives, including comics artists, opened at Marshall University’s Birke Art Gallery to memorialize the disappearance of the 43 students, as well as the more than 26,000 women and men who have disappeared in Mexico since 2006. Link (FGG, English)

The exhibition “Trazos de libertad”, organized by Cartooning for Peace and Cartón Club to highlight the role of the press and freedom of expression, featured European and Latin American cartoon artists. The traveling exhibit and related events were held throughout October at Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Casa de Francia, and Le cinéma IFAL in Mexico City. Link (FGG, Spanish)

The documentary, Novaro, el coloso mexicano, on the largest 20th century comics publishing house in Latin America, has been pre-released. It was produced by K3 Films and directed by Andrés Pardo Piccone and Santiago Cassarino. Link (FGG, Spanish)

Research

The course, Viñetas y prevención de la violencia, dealing with the role of comics in the prevention of violence against women and femicide, was taught by cartoonist Cintia Bolio at the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City. Link (FGG, Spanish)

United States

Education

A comics studies minor is being introduced next year at San Francisco State University. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a call for papers for the University of Florida´s 14th Annual Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels. This year´s theme is “Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative”. The deadline for submissions is the 1st December. Link (28/10/2016, ST, English)

Intellect Press will release its latest instalment of the edited Fan Phenomena series titled The Twilight Saga focussing on Stephenie Meyer´s literary trilogy by the same name with contributions examining the graphic novel and manga serialisations of the series. The book will be available from November 2016. Link (28/10/2016)

There is a call for papers for the panel, Comics, Graphic Novels, and the Environment, which will be held at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment’s 2017 conference in Detroit (20th-24th June 2017). Abstracts are due by the 25th November. Link (02/10/2016, English WG)

There is a call for papers for the 14th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative”, which will be held from the 7th to the 9th April 2017. Submissions are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

Asia

Japan

Education

Keio Universität has started a free online course, “An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures”, including manga, on the website Future Learn. Link (JBS, English)

Culture

Kyoto International Manga Museum is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a series of exhibitions and events, “The 10th Anniversary Project”. On the 13th November, the museum´s executive director, Yoro Takeshi, will hold a talk with his long time friend, animation director Miyazaki Hayao (this event is held in Japanese). Link (JBS, English)

Kyoto International Manga Museum is holding the “Superb! Scary! Tani Yukiko” Exhibition. The exhibition opened on the 27th October and runs until the 31st January 2017. Link (JBS, English)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

Belgian comic strip series Thorgal (Van Hamme and Rosinski) is being adapted as a live action TV series that will be similar to Game of Thrones. Link (JBS, 26/10/2016, Dutch)

Research

Various Belgian universities are contributing to an inter-university seminar in comics studies which will take place throughout 2016-7. Link (14/10/2016, BC, French)

France

Culture

Independent comics publisher Ego comme X officially announced that it has closed. Link 1 (25/10/2016, BC, French) Link 2 (27/10/2016, LT, French)

Bécassine, the first bande dessinée heroine, is being resurrected in a new BD album and a forthcoming film. Link (10/10/2016, LT, French)

Germany

Culture

German Comic Con Berlin took place on the 15th and 16th October; guests included Don Rosa and Nana Yaa Kyere. Link (29/09/2016, MdlI, German)

Frankfurt Book Fair ran from the 19th – 23rd October; guests from the comic industry included Joost Swarte. Link (06/10/2016, MdlI, German)

A Fix und Foxi exhibition is going to be shown in Hannover from the 12th November 2016 until the 26th March 2017. Link (MdlI, German)

This year’s German Children’s Literature Award in the non-fiction category goes to Im Eisland by Kristina Gehrmann. Link (MdlI, German)

Research

The winter semester of the lecture series, Berliner Comic-Kolloquium, began on the 12th October 2016 and runs until the 15th February 2017. Link (29/09/2016, MdlI, German)

The German Society for Comics Studies has published an overview of German university classes on comics in this winter semester. Link (10/10/2016, MdlI, German)

A lecture series on comics and film is given in Kiel from the 25th October 2016 until the 7th February 2017. Link (12/10/2016, MdlI, German)

The Roland Faelske award for comics and animation 2016 goes to Johannes C. P. Schmid for his master’s thesis, “Shooting Pictures, Drawing Blood. The Photographic Image in the Graphic War Memoir”, and to Christian A. Bachmann for his dissertation, “Metamedialität und Materialität im Comic. Zeitungscomic – Comichefte – Comicbuch”. Link (MdlI, German)

A workshop on self-reflexivity in comics is going to take place in Cologne on the 2nd and 3rd March 2017; deadline for abstracts is the 8th January. Link (20/10/2016, MdlI, German)

A lecture series on comics takes place in Hamburg from the 27th October. Link (24/10/2016, MdlI, German)

The preliminary program for the conference, “The Empirical Study of Comics”, in Bremen from the 7th – 9th February 2017 has been published. Link (27/10/2016, MdlI, English)

Portugal

Culture

The AmadoraBD Festival is taking place in the Forum Luís de Camões in Amadora until the 6th November. The festival includes book launches, exhibitions, and other activities related to comics. Link (23/09/2016, RR, Portuguese)

The exhibition, Ferozes Transparências (Ferocious Transparencies)” is taking place in the Bedeteca of Amadora until the 10th December featuring a collection of underground commix collected by Glenn Bray and is under the curatorship of Pedro Moura. Entrance is free. Link (10/10/2016, RR, Portuguese)

Spain

Business

The publishing house, Malpaso, has bought 70% of the publishing house Dibbuks. Link (11/09/2016, Spanish, EdRC)

There will be a new Torpedo album published in 2017 which will be illustrated by Eduardo Risso. Link (27/09/2016, Spanish, EdRC)

Culture

Pablo Auladell’s El Paraíso perdido, a graphic adaptation of Milton’s Paradise Lost, has been awarded 2016 National Comics Prize. Auladell’s work was also published in English earlier this year. Link (28/10/2016, EdRC, Spanish/English)

The exhibition “Animal Collective”, a panoramic vision of contemporary and avant-garde European comics, can be visited at Centro Centro in Madrid until the 29th January 2017. Link (01/10/2016)

UK

Culture

The Dundee Comics Prize is accepting comics submissions for the award inspired by the science fiction stories of H.G. Wells. The deadline is the 13th November. Link (English, WG)

The new exhibition at Woking’s The Lightbox gallery, The Story of British Comics So Far: Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz!, runs until the 31st December. Link (English, WG)

Research

The third Graphic Brighton conference will be held on the 9th and 10th December. The theme for the conference is war comics and comics set during wartime (i.e. also including graphic novels about the suffragette movement, relevant journalism comics and wartime memoirs). Link (28/10/2016, English, ST)

The Graphic Justice Research Alliance (GJRA) is expanding in advance of its annual conference to run during late June/early July 2017. Link (28/10/2016, English,  ST)

The University of Dundee and University of Glasgow will hold The Eighth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference and the Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Bandes Dessinées and Comics from the 26th until the 30th June. The theme is “Borders: Identity, Difference and Representation”. Proposals for consideration should be sent by the 1st January 2017. Link (28/10, English, ST)

Dr. Julia Round of Bournemouth University is producing a searchable database to accompany her work on a publication on the British girls´comic, Misty. The database will contain details of artist, writer, and stroll summaries. Feedback on the database is welcome. Link (28/10/2016, English, ST)

On the 19th November, Birkbeck College will hold “Transitions 7: New Directions in Comics Studies”. Attendance is free but registration is required. Link (31/10/2016, English, ST)

S.M.A.S.H, a comic, graphic, and novel talkfest  will be held on the 26th November at the Barbican Centre hosted by the London Graphic Novel Network. Link (31/10/2016, English, ST)

The University of Brighton’s third annual Graphic Brighton symposium will take place on the 9th and 10th December. This year’s theme is Conflict and Resolution. Link (English, WG)

The Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Bandes Dessinées and Comics 2017 will take place across the University of Dundee and the University of Glasgow between the 26th and 30th June 2017. The theme is Borders: Identity, Difference and Representation, and proposals are due by the 1st January 2017. Link (English, WG)

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