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News Review April 2017

Americas

Mexico

Culture

Augusto Mora was awarded the Memorial 68 prize in the comics category by the Centro Cultural Universitario de Tlatelolco for his new book En busca de una voz. In this book, Mora uses the graphics employed by the student movement to tell its story and talk about the violent repression it suffered in 1968. Link (Spanish, FGG)

After a 15-year hiatus, Kaliman, the best-selling superhero comics published between the 1960s and the early 2000s, are being relaunched with stories featuring present-day Mexican problems and situations. An exhibit featuring 70 Kaliman pieces opened at the Museo de la Ciudad in Querétaro, and will continue until mid-July. Link (23/04/2017, Spanish, FGG)

El pelón, a comic by Octavio Jiménez on an iconic and nomadic barrio character who is followed by stray dogs, competes with trash recyclers, and about whose origin nobody knows, was published in Marvin magazine. Link (24/04/2014, Spanish, FGG)

Augusto Mora, Chubasco, Rafael de Loera, and Rubén Lara illustrated regional legends live at the Serafín Hotel in Querétaro in an event organized by the Conque. Link (23/04/2017, Spanish, FGG)

Education

Cintia Bolio, Jimena Sanchez, Augusto Mora, Frik, Edu Molina, Juanele, and Luis Fernando lead a comics workshop at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City on the 16th April. Link (Spanish, FGG)

Karine Bernadou lead a workshop organized by the French Embassy in Mexico City. Link (French, FGG)

Obituaries

Ramon Valdiosera, former director of the comics magazine Pepín, died at age 98.His death was considered the closing event of the Golden Age of Mexican comics. Link (Spanish, FGG)

Research

The Literature Department at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City hosted its First graphic narratives international conference: “Memory and oblivion in Comics, Manga and Roman Graphique,” on the 5th and 6th April. Keynote addresses were given by Drs. José Manuel de Amo, Laurence Grove, and Paul Gravett, and there were presentations by guest artists Luis Fernando, Axur Eneas, Alejandra Gámez, Alejandra Espino, and Augusto Mora, among others. Link (Spanish, FGG)

Lucha Castro, Josefina Larragoiti, and Adam Shapiro gave a talk on Front Line Defenders and the book La Lucha. La historia de Lucha Castro y los Derechos Humanos en México as part of the 1st Graphic Novel Colloquium at Universidad Iberoamericana. Link (Spanish, FGG)

Papers on diverse examples and aspects of Mexican comics, including analyses on political cartoons, Hermelinda Linda, feminine and feminist characters and comics, and on representations of drug trafficking and the war on drugs were presented at the Congreso Internacional de Historia de las Mujeres en Latinoamérica in Bogotá, Colombia and at the Latin American Studies Association congress in Lima, Perú. Link (Spanish, FGG).

United States

Research

There is a call for papers for Mechademia 2017: Science Fictions conference, which takes place at Minneapolis College of Art and Design between the 22nd and 24th September. Abstract submissions are due by the 1st September. Link (English, WG)

Osvaldo Oyola interviews comics scholar Dr Leah Misemer. Link (English, WG)

Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel, by Michael A. Chaney, has been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America, by Andrew J. Friedenthal, has been published through the University Press of Mississippi. Link (English, WG)

The Lent Comic Art Classification System, by John A. Lent and Mike Rhode, has been published through Lulu Press. Link (English, WG)

The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, edited by Matthew Smith and Randy Duncan, has been published through Routledge. Link (English, WG)

The deadline for proposals for the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association Conference is the 1st June. The conference will take place at the University of Massachusetts on the 27th and 28th October. Link (English, WG)

There is a call for papers for the edited collection The Ages of the Flash. Abstracts between 100-500 words should be submitted by the 15th June. Link (13/04/2017, English, WG)

The University of Oregon website reports on the feature of comics scholar Ben Saunders in the History Channel’s documentary, Superheroes Decoded. Link (English, WG)

Europe

France

Business

Égo Comme X, the independent BD publisher best known for their autobiographical publications, is closing for financial reasons. Link (10/04/2017, French, LT)

Culture

The title of the next Astérix album has been revealed: Asterix and the Race Through Italy. Link (12/04/2017, English, LT)

Germany

Culture

The festival, 1. Erfurter Comic und Mangapark, is taking place on the 6th and 7th May; guests include Martina Peters and Inga Steinmetz. Link (22/04/2017, German, MdlI)

The exhibition on Héctor Germán Oesterheld’s El Eternauta is now being shown in Munich until the 14th July. Link (26/04/2017, German, MdlI)

The exhibition of the latest Max-und-Moritz-Preis winners is travelling on to Schwarzenbach where it will be shown from the 13th May until the 22nd October. Link (30/04/2017, German, MdlI)

Research

The annual conference of D.O.N.A.L.D. took place in Hamburg. Link (03/04/2014, German, MdlI)

Macht der Musik by Christian Bachmann, a book on music in comics, has been published. Link (05/04/2017, German, MdlI)

This year’s conference of the German Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) is going to take place in Bonn from the 1st until the 3rd December. Link (06/04/2017, German, MdlI)

The proceedings of the symposium, Science Meets Comics (Berlin 2015), have been published. Link (24/04/2017, German/English, MdlI)

Portugal

Culture

On the 6th May the Clube Português de Banda Desenhada will host the second half of a lecture by Domingos Isabelinho about Raúl Correia’s book, A Lei da Selva [The Jungle Law]. The first half of the Lecture took place on the 22nd April. Entrance is free. Link (07/04/2017, Portuguese, RR)

Spain

Culture

An exhibition  of La ciudad en viñetas, by Roberto Massó, can be seen at Centro Centro (Madrid) until the 2nd July. Link (07/04/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

The prizes of the 35th edition of the Barcelona International Comic Fair have been announced. Best Spanish work: Jamás tendré 20 años (Jaime Martín). Best foreign work: The Vision (Gabriel Hernández Walta and Tom King). Great Prize: Josep María Martín Saurí. Link (01/04/2016, Spanish, EdRC)

Industry

Tebeosfera has published its annual report about the Spanish comics industry. Link (01/04/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

Penguin Random House has bought Spanish comics publishing house Ediciones B. Link (06/04/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

Research

The exhibition, ¿Qué es una biblioteca para ti? (What is a library for you?), the vision of 20 graphic humourists about libraries, may be visited until the 28th May at the National Library in Madrid. Link (17/04/2017, Spanish, EdRC)

Switzerland

Culture

A Hannes Nüsseler exhibition is shown in Basel until the 20th May. Link (06/04/2017, German, MdlI)

UK

Culture

The Inking Woman, the new exhibition at the Cartoon Museum (London), will run from the 26th April until the 23rd July. Link (English, WG)

Bradford Literature Festival Comic Con will take place at the University of Bradford. Link (English, WG)

Research

The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in Norwich is hosting a workshop discussing legal issues related to international manga consumption on the 19th May. Attendance is free but booking is essential. Link (29/04/2017, English, ST)

Obituary

The BBC reports that comics artist Leo Baxendale has passed away. Link (27/04/2017, English, WG)

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News Review March 2017

Americas

Mexico

Culture

Cartoonist Cintia Bolio was awarded an International Human Rights Tlaltecutli Prize. An exhibit on the 15th anniversary of the publication of Bolios’s Puras Evas opened at Museo de la Mujer in Downtown Mexico City. Her work is also currently featured in the exhibit “De ellas” at the Torre-Pacheco Public Library in Murcia (Spain). Link (FGG, Spanish)

The International La Mole Comic-con took place on the 17th to the 19th March at the Mexico City World Trade Center, featuring local artists Motzaqui, Bef, and Ric Velasco, and with the participation of Kevin Eastman, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, Greg Capullo, Erik Larsen, Spencer Wilding, and Rickey Purdin, among many others.  Link (19/03/17, FGG, Spanish)

Cartoonist Angel Boligán has been elected for the catalogue of the 21st Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem, “The Soul.” Link (FGG, English)

The exhibit “Iconos del Humorismo Mexicano” opened on the 30th anniversary of the Museo de la Caricatura, in downtown Mexico City, with a special tribute to Jesús Martínez Rentería “Palillo” (1913-1994), and works by Pedro Sol, “Frik”, Eduardo Gómez, Paco Vaca, and other 40 artists. Cartoons by Christian Garduño, aka Rocko, are also on view at the museum through May. Link (30/03/17, FGG, Spanish)

“Los Supersabios. Plaza de la Caricatura” was inaugurated in the Historic Center of Mexico City in the midst of the 2nd edition of FILO, a meeting of comics artists open to the general public. The event included addresses by El Fisgón, Bef, and Luis Gantus, among others. The space is meant to be a celebration of comics and political cartoon in Mexico, and will be used as a site for graphic novel workshops directed by Edgar Clement, Logan Wayne, Criss Layla Dysaster, Ricardo Peláez, and others during April and May. Link (30/03/17, FGG, Spanish)

Education

The Casa Universitaria del Libro UNAM is hosting courses and workshops on Cartooning and Political Illustration, Graphic Narrative, and Comic and Gender. Link (FGG, Spanish)

Research

Bernardo Fernández (Bef) and Adrián Mora Bautista gave the keynote addresses at the interdisciplinary comics colloquium hosted by The Humanities Program at FES Acatlán on March 29th and 30th. Link (FGG, Spanish)

The Literature Department at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City will host its First graphic narratives international conference: “Memory and oblivion in Comics, Manga and Roman Graphique,” on April 5 and 6, 2017, with keynote addresses by Drs. José Manuel de Amo, Laurence Grove, and Paul Gravett, and guest artists Luis Fernando, Axur Eneas, Alejandra Gámez, Alejandra Espino, and Augusto Mora, among others. Link (FGG, Spanish)

United States

Research

Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society 1.1 is now published online. Link (English, WG) 

Critical Insights: Neil Gaiman, edited by Joseph M. Sommers, has now been published through Salem Press. Link (English, WG)

The Ages of the Justice League: Essays on America’s Greatest Superheroes in Changing Times, edited by Joseph J. Darowski, has been published by McFarland. Link (English, WG)

Registration is now open for the Graphic Medicine conference, which takes place in Seattle Public Library in June. Link (English, WG)

The book, Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 1994–1997, edited by Lucy Shelton Caswell and Jared Gardner, has been published through the Ohio State University Press. Link (English, WG)

Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal has a call for papers for a special issue on comics. The deadline for proposals is the 15th April. Link (English, WG)

Tracking The Surprising Rise of the British Superhero by Chris Murray has been published by the University Press of Mississippi. Link (04/03/2017, English, ST)

Europe

Belgium

Culture

The museum of La Boverie in Liège organizes a large exhibition on French comics magazines Métal Hurlant and (A suivre), on view from the 17th March to the 11th June, 2017. Link (17/03/2017, French, BC)

Research

The program for the NNCORE conference “Comics and Memory,” which will take place at the University of Ghent from the 19th to the 21st April 2017, is now available. Link (08/03/2017, English, BC)

A call for papers for an international conference on novelizations has been released: it welcomes papers on novelizations from comics. “Les novellisations pour la jeunesse” will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve on the 10th until the 11th May, 2018. Abstracts are due by the 1st June, 2017. Link (14/03/2017, French, BC)

France

Research

Nicolas Labarre’s monograph Heavy Metal, l’autre Métal Hurlant has been published through the Presses universitaires de Bordeaux. Link (16/03/2017, BC, French)

Mutual Images Journal: Japanese pop culture in Europe today: economic challenges, mediated notions, future opportunities has been published. Link (03/03/2017, ST, English)

Germany

Culture

A radio feature on Will Eisner has been broadcast on the 6th March. Link (06/03/2017, MdlI, German)

Comicfestival München is going to take place from the 25th to the 28th May; guests include Terry Moore, Denis Kitchen and Hermann. Link (MdlI, German)

A manga exhibition is going to be shown at Schloss Augustusburg from the 14th April to the 10th December. Link (29/03/2017, MdlI, German)

This year’s Animagic convention is going to take place in Mannheim from the 4th to the 6th August; guests include Lynn Okamoto. Link (29/03/2017, MdlI, German)

Research

A symposium on “Drawing Illness. Graphic Memoir and the Art of Getting Better” is going to take place in Hamburg on the 20th April. Link (23/03/2017, MdlI, German)

A conference on “Stories of Illness / Disability in Literature and Comics” is going to take place in Berlin on the 27th and 28th October; the deadline for abstracts is the 31st May. Link (25/03/2017, MdlI, English)

Portugal

Culture

Until the 29th April, the Gallery of Bedeteca da Amadora is hosting the exhibition “Banda Escrita” (written strip) by the Comic author David Soares. Entrance is free. Link (RR, Portuguese).

Spain

Culture

The Colectivo de Autoras de Cómic (Spanish Female Authors Collective) has launched a documentary (available free on-line) which focuses on the role of 52 female authors. Link (09/03/2017, EdRC, Spanish)

An exhibition with original work of Daniel Torres’s La casa can be visited at the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, until the 4th June. Link (09/03/2017, EdRC, Spanish)

The 35th edition of the Barcelona International Comic Fair will take place from the 30th March to the 2nd April. It will host, among many international authors, Bryan Talbot, Dave Gibbons, Jill Thompson and José Muñoz. Link (01/03/2017, EdRC, Spanish)

Research

The program of the International Congress of Comic Interdisciplinary Studies, which will be celebrated at the University of Zaragoza on the 5th and 6th April 2017, is already available. Link (01/03/2017, EdRC, Spanish)

A new issue of the journal Tebeosfera has been published. It focuses on the 100th anniversary of the comics magazine TBO, which gave the name to comics in Spain (tebeos).  Link (11/03/2017, EdRC, Spanish)

UK

Culture

The exhibition, Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins, runs until October 2017 at the University of Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery. Link (English, WG)

Education

Times Higher Education interviews Professor Chris Murray from the University of Dundee about Comics Studies. Link (English, WG)

Research

There is a call for papers for the conference, Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again, which takes place at Bishop Grossteste University, Lincoln, between the 25th and 27th August. Proposals are due by the 14th April. Link (27/02/2017, English, WG) 

Comics Grid has a called for graphic submissions for a special issue on Graphic Science. The deadline for proposals is the 31st October. Link (English, WG)

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 8.2 has now been published. Link (English, WG)

A student needs contributors for a survey for research into Graphic Medicine. Link (English, WG)

Graphic Justice HQ is compiling a list of critical and enlightening resources for the study of law, comics, and justice. Link (07/03/2017, English, ST)

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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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