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News Review July 2018

Americas

United States

Research

Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism, by Louie Dean Valencia-García, has been published through Bloomsbury. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the panel The Stage and the Comics Page: Graphic Adaptations of Plays, Theatrical Adaptations of Comics. The panel is part of NeMLA 2019, which will be in Washington DC, 21-24 March 2019. Abstract proposals for this panel are due by the 30th September 2018. Link (English, WG)

Feminist Media Histories 4.3, a special issue on Comics, has now been published. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for submissions for a special edited collection Theology and the Marvel Universe. Abstract proposals are due by the 15th September. Link (English, WG)

The conference programme for MIND THE GAPS! The 1st Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society (taking place 9-11 August) has been published online. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for submissions for the 2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum, which takes place 22-23 March 2019. Abstract submissions are due by the 24th September. Link (English, WG)

Europe

France

Business

Netflix is to internationally broadcast a TV adaptation of Snowpiercer, adapted from the science fiction bande dessinée series Transperceneige. Link (25/07/2018, English, LT)

Culture

Bande dessinée writer Frank Giroud, whose works include Le Décalogue (Glénât, 2001-2003) has died aged 62. Link (16/07/2018, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

An exhibition on queer superheroes is shown in Cologne until the 20th September. Link (02/07/2018, German, MdlI)

The Nils Oskamp exhibition is now shown in Schwarzenbach until the 4th November. Link (09/07/2018, German, MdlI)

Research

An English-language book on Empirical Comics Research edited by Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock and Janina Wildfeuer has been published by Routledge. Link (05/07/2018, German, MdlI)

A volume edited by Theresia Heimerl and Christian Wessely titled Weltentwürfe im Comic/Film: Mensch, Gesellschaft, Religion has been published by Schüren. Link (09/07/2018, German, MdlI)

An Open Access volume on Charlie Hebdo edited by Lukas R. A. Wilde and Stephan Packard has been published by ComFor. Link (30/07/2018, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

On the 4th and 5th August, in Faro,  the “7th Manga and comic event” will take place in  Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Algarve and will  have table and video games, exhibitions, cosplay, workshops and other activities. Tickets can be purchased until 3rd August in Fórum Algarve and have a cost of 4 and 5 euro, for the participation during one day or two day respectively.  Link (29/07/2018, Portuguese, RR)

Until the 14th September, the exhibition “a três vintêns – 100 anos de fascículos de aventuras em Portugal”, which consists of an exhibition of the comic issues published during 100 years in Portugal, takes place in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal [National Library] in Lisbon. Entrance is free. Link (04/06/2018, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

Norma Cómics (Barcelona) has been awarded the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. Link (21/07/2018, English, EdRC)

Research

A new issue of the journal Cuadernos de Cómic (CuCo) has been published and is available for free to download.  Link (07/07/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Research

Comics Grid have published a CFP for a special edited collection entitled, Creating Comics, Creative Comics. Submissions are due by the 1st October. Link (English, WG)

European Comics Art 11.1, a special themed issue on Spanish comics, 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) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Lise Tannahill (LT, 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 2018

Americas

United States

Research

There is a call for paper for a special edited collection entitled Mixed-Race/Superheroes. 500 word abstracts are due by the 1st July. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for paper for a special edited collection on the DC Universe. 200-500 word are due by the 31st July. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for paper for a special edited collection on the Marvel Universe. 200-500 word are due by the 31st July. Link (English, WG)

The special themed issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies, ‘“Suffering Sappho!”: Lesbian content and queer female characters in comics’, has been published. Link (English, WG)

The University Press of Mississippi has published Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics, edited by Marc DiPaolo. Link (English, WG)

The Graphic Justice Research Alliance (GJRA) invites submissions for its 2018 annual conference, to be held on the 20th October in Brooklyn, NY. The deadline for submissions is the 10th July. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Germany

Culture

A Walt Disney exhibition is shown in Mainz until the 29th July. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)

An exhibition on coal mining in comics is shown in Oberhausen until the 9th September. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)

The exhibition, “Mangamania”, at Schloss Augustuburg has been extended until the 28th October. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)

An exhibition on Marvel’s Avengers is shown in Cologne until the 28th October. Link (04/05/2018, German, MdlI)

An exhibition on gender in comics is shown in Mainz until the 20th July. Link (German, MdlI)

Several comic exhibitions are shown in Erlangen in conjunction with Comic-Salon. Link (23/05/2018, German, MdlI)

An exhibition of comics by Claire Bretécher and Franziska Becker is shown in Renchen until the 5th August. Link (26/05/2018, German, MdlI)

A Simon Schwartz exhibition is shown in Erfurt until the 9th September. Link (26/05/2018, German, MdlI)

A Fix & Foxi exhibition is going to be shown in Oberhausen from the 10th June until the 9th September. Link (27/05/2018, German, MdlI)

Research

Several talks by members of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) were given at Comic-Salon Erlangen from the 1st – 3rd June. Link (03/05/2018, German, MdlI)

A workshop on comics annotation is going to take place in Potsdam on the 18th and 19th June. Link (07/05/2018, English, MdlI)

Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop of the AG Comicforschung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM) have been published as issue 4.5 of Closure. Link (German, MdlI).

Three talks on manga were given at this year’s Japan-Tag in Düsseldorf on the 25th May. Link (09/05/2018, German, MdlI)

Lukas R. A. Wilde’s PhD thesis has been published as a book titled “Im Reich der Figuren: Meta-narrative Kommunikationsfiguren und die ‚Mangaisierung‘ des japanischen Alltags“. Link (17/05/2018, German, MdlI)

The Roland Faelske award for comics and animation studies is accepting nominations until the 1st July. Link (28/05/2018, German, MdlI)

Spain

Industry

A crowdfunding campaign has obtained 34000 euros to publish a graphic novel about Blas de Lezo. Link (30/05/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

Obituary

The artist Julio Ribera (author of Le Vagabond des Limbes and Dracurella) passed away. Link (29/04/2018, English, EdRC)

Research

A new edition of the summer course Imágenes y migraciones del comic will take place at the University of Alcalá (Madrid) on the 27th and 28th June. Link (23/05/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

The exhibition, Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny, takes place between the 10th May and 30th September at the Jewish Museum, London. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a call for papers for the conference, Graphic Brighton 2018: Music and Comics. This free event will be held at the University of Sussex on Friday July 20th. 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).

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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 September 2016

Americas

United States

Culture

The Greater Denton Arts Council exhibition, Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production, is on until the 10th December. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a call for papers for the Michigan State University Comics Forum, which takes place between the 20th and 26th February 2017. Proposals are due by the 20th December. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for chapters for the collection, Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling, which registers an interest with studies into Star Wars comics (amongst other things). The deadline for abstracts is the 1st October. Link (English, WG)

The book, Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocca, has been published through Bloomsbury. Link (English, WG)

The table of contents for the International Journal of Comic Art 18.1 has been published online. Link (English, WG)

The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer, by Greg Carpenter, has been published through Sequart. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

Casterman has announced that it will release in January 2017 a reprint of Tintin au pays des Soviets in colour. The black-and-white 1929 album was the only album not to have been redrawn and recoloured by Hergé and his studio. Link 1 (23/09/16, BC, French) Link 2 (23/09/16, LT, French)

France

Obituaries

Clear line Master Ted Benoît passed away on the 30th September. Link 1 (30/09/16, LT, French) Link 2 (30/09/16, BC, French)

Jacques Noël, who owned and managed the bookshop “Un Regard moderne” in Paris, passed away on the 1st October. Link (01/10/16, BC, French)

Research

An international conference on “Translators of Comics” organised by CLIMAS will take place at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne form 13 to 14 October 2016. Link (22/09/16, BC, French)

There is a call for papers for a special issue of Essais on comics-as-scholarship, accepting both theoretical articles on the topic as well as essays in comics form. Link (07/09/16, BC, French)

Germany

Culture

Books on Astérix by Jörg Fündling and on superheroes by Dietmar Dath have been published. Link (01/09/16, MdlI, German)

The award, “Comicbuchpreis 2017 der Berthold Leibinger Stiftung”, goes to Tina Brenneisen for her comic, Das Licht, das Schatten leert. Link (05/09/16, MdlI, German)

Nicolas Mahler’s Flaschko comics are going to be adapted as a play to be performed in Cologne on the 4th February 2017. Link (MdlI, German)

A television interview with comic artist Schwarwel was broadcast on MDR on the 4th September. Link (MdlI, German)

The 10th Comicfestival Hamburg is taking place from the 29th September – 2nd October; guests include Birgit Weyhe and Anna Haifisch. Link (12/09/16, MdlI, German)

Research

A conference on “Ästhetik des Gemachten in Animation und Comic” is going to take place in Hannover from the 9th until the 11th November 2016. Link (15/09/16, MdlI, German)

A radio interview with Cord-Christian Casper on the occasion of the 1st comics conference in Kiel was broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur on the 9th September. Link (MdlI, German)

The program for the upcoming ComFor conference in Essen in November has been published. Link (19/09/16, MdlI, German)

Portugal

Culture

From the 21st October until the 6th November the AmadoraBD Festival will take place at the Forum Luís de Camões in Amadora. Link (23/09/16, RR, Portuguese)

Spain

Culture

The exhibition ‘Ilan Manouach-Shapereader’, about experimental tactile graphic storytelling for blind or visually impaired people, can be visited until the 27th November at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) in León. Link (17/09/16, EdRC, English)

The exhibition Cálamos y viñetas: Cómic árabe en movimiento, about contemporary comics in Arabic, can be visited at Centre Cívic Fort Pienc in Barcelona until the 6th October. Link (05/09/16, EdRC, Spanish)

Research

The latest issue of Tebeosfera is available online and deals with the contemporary Spanish comics industry. Link (01/09/16, EdRC, Spanish)

The course Cultura audiovisual del tardofranquismo, dealing with late Francoist comics and graphic culture, will take place at the UIMP campus in Huesca from the 17th to the 19th October. Link (08/09/16, EdRC, Spanish)

UK

Research

There is a call for participation to become a member of the steering group for the Graphic Justice research network. The deadline is the 10th October. Link (English, WG)

Details regarding Comics Forum 2016, including how to register, have been published online. This year’s conference takes place on the 3rd and 4th November in Leeds Central Library. Link (English, WG)

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

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

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