RSS

Category Archives: News Review

News Review November 2018

Americas

United States

Research

The collection, The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place inside Yourself, edited by Tahneer Oksman and Seamus O’Malley, will be published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2019. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the edited collection, Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness. The deadline for submissions is the 28th January 2019. Link (English, WG)

The Graduate Caucus of the Comics Studies Society has a new website. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the 2019 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “ImageTexT in Motion: Animation and Comics”. The conference takes place at the University of Florida between the 12th and 14th April 2019, and abstracts are due by the 15th December 2018. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

A museum dedicated to Philippe Geluck’s character Le Chat is planned to open in Brussels in 2023. Link (23/11/18, French, LT)

The special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Image [&] Narrative on the French comics artist Lewis Trondheim, co-edited by David Pinho Barros and Chris-Reyns Chikuma from the University of Alberta, has been released. It has articles by Chantal Cointot, Côme Martin, Fabrice Leroy, Ann Miller, and Jérôme Dutel. Link (6/11/2018, English, ST)

Germany

Culture

The award, “Comicbuchpreis 2019 der Berthold Leibinger Stiftung”, goes to Anke Kuhl for her comic, Manno!. Link (12/11/2018, German, MdlI)

Anime Festival Freiburg took place on the 16th and 17th November; guests included Hiroji Mishima. Link (14/11/2018, German, MdlI)

Research

A workshop on the history of Hamburg in comics is going to take place at the University of Hamburg on the 6th December. Link (15/11/2018, German, MdlI)

There is a Call for Papers for a workshop on medieval comics and the Middle Ages in comics in Tübingen on the 26th and 27th April 2019; the deadline for abstracts is the 15th December 2018. Link (20/11/2018, German, MdlI)

There is a Call for Papers for a conference on fear and anger in comics in Berlin on the 9th February 2019; the deadline for abstracts is the 12th December 2018. Link (20/11/2018, German, MdlI)

The 2019 edition of the yearbook Deutsche Comicforschung has been published. Link (30/11/2018, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Obituary

On the 15th November, the Portuguese comics historian and researcher António Dias de Deus (1936-2018) passed away. Link (18.11.2018, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

Orue has been allegedly forced to leave the satirical magazine TMEO due to ideological differences. Link (9/11/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

The film Superlópez, based on Jan’s comic, has been the most successful Spanish film release of 2018. Link (22/11/018, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition Exposición 20 años de cómic Injuve can be visited at the Sala Amadís from 22nd November 2018 to 18th January 2019. Link (22/11/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

United Kingdom

Research

The 10th Graphic Medicine conference will be held in Brighton from the 11th to 13th July 2019. Link (English, WG)

Crossing Borders, Boundaries, and Cultures: Studies in Transnational Comics is a conference that takes place at London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) on the 6th March 2019. Link (English, WG)

Nina Mickwitz reports on the Comics Research Hub’s (CoRH) launch event, which took place at London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) on the 10th October. Link (English, WG)

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), Lise Tannahill (Belgium) and Simon Turner (Belgium).

Click here for News Review correspondent biographies.

Click here to see the News Review archive.

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

 
 

News Review October 2018

Americas

Canada

Research

The Canadian Society for the Study of Comics invites proposals for their annual conference, which takes place at the University of British Columbia, on the 4th and 5th June 2019. 200–300 word abstracts are due by the 31st December 2018. Link (English, WG)

United States

Research

Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies, by Marc Singer, will be published by University of Texas Press in 2019. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for Black Panther: Taking Stock of the First African Super Hero at 50, a conference that takes place between the 19th and 20th April at Shawnee State University. Abstracts are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the conference, “Telling & Retelling Stories: (Re)imagining Popular Culture”, which takes place at Wayne State University on the 1st and 2nd March 2019. The deadline for submissions is the 30th November 2018. Link (English, WG)

Taking African Cartoons Seriously: Politics, Satire, and Culture, edited by Peter Limb and Tejumola Olaniyan, has been published by Michigan State University Press. Link (English, WG)

The Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its graduate fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Deadline for applications is the 15th February 2019. Link (English, WG)

The International Journal of Comic Art 20.1 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

The former head of the Edgar Jacobs foundation has been charged in relation to hundreds of missing Blake and Mortimer originals. Link (10/10/2018, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

Jens Harder and Anke Feuchtenberger participate in a lecture series at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts on the 6th and 7th November, respectively. Link (31/10/2018, German, MdlI)

Research

The German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) has published an overview of German and Austrian university classes on comics in this winter semester. Link (01/10/2018, German, MdlI)

The German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) together with the Committee for Comics Studies (AG Comicforschung) of the German Society for Media Studies (GfM) are going to award the Martin Schüwer-Publikationspreis for the first time in 2019. Eligible nominations are articles and chapters published in 2017 or 2018 in German or English by authors who do not hold a permanent academic position. Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline for nominations is the 1st March 2019. Link (04/10/2018, German, MdlI)

There is a CFP for a workshop organised by the Committee for Comics Studies (AG Comicforschung) of the German Society for Media Studies (GfM) on “Comics/Fandom” in Cologne on the 28th and 29th March 2019; deadline for abstracts is the 30th November 2018. Link (06/10/2018, English, MdlI)

There is a CFP for an issue of Closure with a thematic section on “A.I.”; the deadline for abstracts is the 15th December. Link (09/10/2018, English, MdlI)

The program of the conference “Comics|Games” (Hanover, 5th-7th November) has been published. Link (08/10/2018, English, MdlI)

The proceedings of the 2016 conference on animation and comics “Ästhetik des Gemachten” in Hanover have been published. Link (11/10/2018, German, MdlI)

A workshop on the Holocaust in comics took place in Berlin on the 24th October. Link (15/10/2018, German, MdlI)

The winter semester of the lecture series, Berliner Comic-Kolloquium, has begun on the 25th October 2018 and runs until the 13th February 2019. Link (22/10/2018, German, MdlI)

A report of this year’s German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) conference has been posted on the ComFor weblog. Link (29/10/2018, English, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

The Amadora BD Festival is taking place until the 11th November.  This festival is composed by multiple events such as book launches, exhibition and round table sessions. Link (Portuguese, RR)

The Bedeteca of Beja is hosting the comic exhibitions “Banda Desenhada Portuguesa – 22 Autores Contemporâneos” [Portuguese Comics – 22 Contemporary authors], “Nas Trincheiras – Histórias da Primeira Guerra” [On the trenches – Stories of the first war] and “Tarzan dos Macacos” [Tarzan of the monkeys] until the 31st December. Link (30/10/2018, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

Ana Penya’s Estamos todas bien has been awarded the National Comic Prize. She is the first woman to win it. Link (16/10/2018, English, EdRC)

The exhibition Del tebeo al Mecachís. 100 años de tebeos en la BNE can be visited at the National Library of Spain from 27 September 2018 to 13 January 2019.  Link (03/10/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

A new issue of the journal Tebeosfera has been published. It focuses on Chilean comics. Link (23/09/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

UK

Culture

The launch event for Missing Panels, a zine which collects comics about BME communities in the UK and their experiences with the NHS, will take place on the 10th November 10th at the Attenborough Arts Centre. Link (English, WG)

Research

Registration is now open for Transitions 8: New Directions in Comics Studies, which takes place at Birkbeck, University of London on the 10th November. Link (English, WG)

A new book series entitled “Routledge Focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Comics Studies” has been announced. Link (English, WG)

The Comics Research Hub, which brings together world-leading comics scholars from across the six colleges that make up the University of the Arts London, has been launched. Link (English, WG)

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

Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, Canada, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal) and Lise Tannahill (Belgium).

Click here for News Review correspondent biographies.

Click here to see the News Review archive.

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

 
 

News Review September 2018

North America

Canada

Research

There is a CFP for COMICS/POLITICS – 2nd Annual Conference of the Comics Studies Society, which takes place between the 25th and 27th July 2019 at Ryerson University, Toronto. The deadline for proposals is the 15th January 2019. Link (English, WG)

United States

Culture

The Comics Studies Society has teamed up with Matt Madden to sell prints of his single most popular one-page comic in order to support CSS Conference Travel funds and other CSS prizes. Link (English, WG)

Research

Gender and the Superhero Narrative, edited by Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith, has been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics, by Rachelle Cruz, has been published through Cognella. Link (English, WG)

Sequentials 2 has been published, a themed issue focused on “‘Queer’ as Noun, Adjective, and/or Verb”. Link (English, WG)

The third annual Brandeis Novel Symposium, which takes place at Brandeis University on the 12th April 2019, will address the Graphic Novel.  The deadline for abstract proposals is the 15th October. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the Comics Arts Conference, which is part of WonderCon (Anaheim, CA, 29th-31st March 2019). 100 to 200 word abstracts are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the edited collection LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader, to be published through University of Mississippi Press. The deadline for 250 word abstract proposals is the 1st November. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for Black Panther: Taking Stock of the First African Super Hero at 50. The conference takes place between the 19th and 20th April 2019 at Shawnee State University, and abstract proposals are due by the 1st December. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the special themed issue of ImageTexT, ImageTech: Comics and Materiality. The deadline for submissions is the 15th October. Link (English, WG)

Pace University Press will present Comics and Culture: Those Who Can, Teach, a panel and discussion on the 3rd October 3 at the Pace University downtown NYC campus. Link (English, WG)

Europe

France

Culture

The bande dessinée artist René Pétillon, best known for L’Enquête Corse and his work at Le Canard enchaîné, has died aged 72. Link (30/9/2018, French, LT)

Culture

The new bande dessinée by Bastien Vivès, Petit Paul, has been removed from sale by at least 2 French bookstore chains after being accused of depicting paedophilia and sexual abuse of children. Link (24/9/2018, French, LT)

Germany

Culture

An exhibition of comics published by Adverse is going to be shown in Bremen from the 20th October until the 24th November. Link (28/09/2018, German, MdlI)

MAG convention is going to take place in Erfurt from the 5th – 7th October; guests include Sana Takeda and Schlogger. Link (German, MdlI)

Portugal

Until the 11th November, the “Parabéns Garcês “ Exhibition is being held as a tribute to José Garcês that recently celebrated his 90th anniversary. The exhibition can be visited in Bedeteca of Amadora and is free of charge. Link (Portuguese, RR)

Switzerland

Culture

An exhibition of comics made for Médecins Sans Frontières was shown in Winterthur from the 24th August until the 21st September. Link (06/09/2018, German, MdlI)

UK

Culture

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! is an exhibition of Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons, and takes place at Somerset House between the 25th October 2018 and the 3rd March 2019. Link (English, WG)

There are plans to develop a comics museum in Dundee. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.4 has been published. Link (English, WG)

There is a CFP for the Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels and Comics and 20th Anniversary of the International Bande dessinée Society, which takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University between the 24th-28th June 2019. The conference theme will be “Storyworlds and Transmedia Universes” and proposals are due by the 1st February 2019. Link (English, WG)

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

Correspondents: William Grady (WG, Canada, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal), Lise Tannahill (France) and Simon Turner (United States).

Click here for News Review correspondent biographies.

Click here to see the News Review archive.

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

 
 

News Review August 2018

Americas

Canada

Job

The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in media studies. The advert states that the department is specifically interested in candidates with research interests in comics (amongst other things). Applications are due by the 7th September. Link (English, WG)

Research

CROSSING THE LINES: TRANSNATIONAL/TRANSCULTURAL COMICS STUDIES is a new book series from Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Canada). Link (English, WG)

United States

Culture

Comics in Circuit is an exhibition currently on display at the Rare Book School, University of Virginia. It will run until the 1st May 2019. Link (English, WG)

The exhibit, “Racism, Representation, and Resistance in Children’s Literature”, takes place inside Smathers Library, at the University of Florida, and will run until the 5th October. Link (English, WG)

The exhibition, Graphic Scenes: (Re)Visionary Comic Book Art, is currently on show at Komechak Gallery at Benedictine University.  It features art from Mister X by Dean Motter, from Hellboy by Mike Mignola, and from Criminal by Sean Phillips. Link (English, WG)

The inaugural issue of VÉRITÉ, a 240-page comics anthology from Comix India and Studio Ekonte in Mumbai, has been published. Positioning itself as an Indian gekiga magazine, VÉRITÉ is distinguished by its mixed content of new comics mainly from India and classic short-form literary manga from Japan. The Japanese contributors include Tsuge Tadao, Katsumata Susumu, Yamamatsu Yukichi, and Tsuneyama Yoji. Link (07/09/2018, ST)

Research

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMIC ART 20.1 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Osvaldo Oyola has published an overview of his experiences at the first annual Comics Studies Society Conference, Mind the Gaps, which took place in Urbana-Champaign in August. Link (English, WG)

There is a called for papers for Comics on the Couch, a special themed issue of the journal, American Imago. 300 word abstracts are due by the 15th December. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for proposals for ICAF 2019, which takes place between the 4th and 6th April 2019 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Abstracts are due by the 15th October 2018. Link (English, WG)

The first ICAF bibliography of recent comics scholarship is now available on the ICAF website in PDF format. This inaugural list covers roughly the period from January 2017 to June 2018. Link (English, WG)

Europe

Germany

Research

An interview with Véronique Sina and Nina Heindl on the occasion of the upcoming ComFor conference was published in Comixene; it is also freely available online. Link (20/08/2018, German, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

On the 1st September, the inauguration of Barreiro Ilustra Bd opened. The event takes place in Barreiro, and consists of an exhibition that can be visited until 14th October. Free entrance. Link (Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

The exhibition La ciudad en viñetas shows the work of María Medem at CentroCentro, Madrid, until the 21st October. Link (27/07/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

The exhibition Del tebeo al Mecachís. 100 años de tebeos en la BNE can be visited at the National Library of Spain from 27 September 2018 to 13 January 2019.  Link (05/08/2018)

Research

The 20th edition of the conference Unicómic will take place in Alicante from the 27 to 29 September. Among many other guests, there will be meetings with Nick Sousanis, Sento, Antonio Altarriba, Jaime Martín and David Lloyd. Link (29/08/2018)

UK

Research

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 9.3 has been published. Link (English, WG)

Comics Uncovered: The International Comic Industry Conference will take place in Birmingham on the 15th and 16th September. Link (English, WG)

Registration is now open for Comics Forum 2018. Link (English, WG)

The latest issue of Studies in Comics has been published. Link (English, WG)

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

Correspondents: Enrique de Rey Cabero (EdRC, Spain), William Grady (WG, Canada, UK and United States) and Martin de la Iglesia (MdlI, Germany), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal), and Simon Turner (United States).

Click here for News Review correspondent biographies.

Click here to see the News Review archive.

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

 
 

News Review June 2018

Americas

United States

Culture 

The Sequart documentary, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, is available to view online. Link (English, WG)

Research

Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory, edited by Tatiana Prorokova and Nimrod Tal, has been published through Rutgers University Press. Link (English, WG)

American Literature 90.2 is a special themed issue entitled Queer about Comics. Link (English, WG)

There is a cfp for the conference ComiqueCon: Celebrating Women in Comics, which will take place as part of ComiqueCon in Dearborn, MI, on the 13th October. The deadline for submissions is the 31st July. Link (English, WG)

The 2018 issue of SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education has been published. Link (English, WG)

Europe

France

Business

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to fund the relaunch of venerable children’s magazine Pif (Gadget), aiming to launch this year.  Link (21/06/2018, LT, French)

Culture

A trailer for the upcoming adaptation of bande dessinée series Les vieux fourneaux has been released. The film will be released in August.  Link (25/06/2018, LT, French)

Germany

Culture

This year’s Max und Moritz Award winners include Reinhard Kleist, Ulli Lust and Riad Sattouf. Link (German, MdlI)

Research

A series of talks was given in conjunction with this year’s ComicInvasionBerlin festival on the 23rd June. Link (21/06/2018, German, MdlI)

Reader Superhelden, an edited volume on superheroes, has been published by Transcript. Link (25/06/2018, German, MdlI)

Hungary

Culture

The 14th International Comics Festival at Budapest took place on 13 May 2018. This one day event offered a comics award ceremony, artist talks, roundtables, workshops, and a comics fair. Our guests this year were Jacques Ferrandez (FR), Kati Kovács (FIN), Alexandru Ciubotariu (Ro), Thomas Kriebaum (A), and Fabrizio de Tommaso (I). Link (01/07/2018, English, ES)

Comics as Narrative – The Ninth Art and Its Icons in Hungary is a major comics exhibition at the National Széchényi Library at Budapest. The exhibition focuses on two influential perceptions of comics in Hungary, namely adaptations of literary works in the 1950s-70s and contemporary comics understood as self-expression and as an autonomous narrative medium. The exhibition opened on 14 May and is on display until 26 July 2018. Link (01/07/2018, English, ES)

The Third Conference on Tendencies in Contemporary Hungarian Comics and Comics Studies was organized by the Babes-Bolyai University at Cluj (Romania), the University of Szeged (Hungary) and the Centre for Comics Studies at the University of Pécs (Hungary). The two-day event took place at Cluj between 18-19 May 2018. Link (01/07/2018, English, ES)

Portugal

Culture

From the 29th June until the 27th July  the second part of the sequential art course for beginner will tae place in Casa da Quinta do Pátio d’Água in Montijo. The course is taught by Susana Resende. Admission is free. Link (28/07/2018, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Research

A new issue of the journal Tebeoesfera (on comics translation) has been published. Link (29/06/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

The journal Neuróptica, one of the pioneers of comics studies in Spain (1982-1987), will be published again, open access and on a yearly basis. First editorial deadline is 1 January 2019. Articles can be submitted in Spanish, French, English, Italian and Portuguese. Link (13/06/2018, Spanish/English, EdRC)

The journal Cuadernos de Cómic has led another successful crowdfunding campaign to continue its activity. Link (30/06/2018, Spanish, EdRC)

Switzerland

Culture

An Ulli Lust exhibition is shown in Basel until the 28th October. Link (29/06/2018, German, MdlI)

UK

Culture

Metal Band, ‘Death Ingloria’ will perform in London at ‘Attack On Camden: Anime/Gaming/Geek Metal Bands’ on the 7th July. The band mixes sequential art with metal music at live performances. Entry is free and restricted to those over 18 years of age. More information about the band may be found at Link 2. Link 1 Link 2 (01/07/2018, Link, ST)

Research

Alex Fitch interviews comics scholars David Kunzle, Thierry Groensteen and Maggie Gray about their respective research. Link (English, WG)

*                    *                    *

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), Renata Rafaela (RR, Portugal), Eszter Szép (ES, Hungary) Lise Tannahill (LT, France) and Simon Turner (ST, UK).

Click here for News Review correspondent biographies.

Click here to see the News Review archive.

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

 

 
 
 
%d bloggers like this: