Comics Forum 2012

Comics Forum 2012 ran at Leeds Central Library on the 15th and 16th of November. The theme was Multiculturalism and Representation.

The winners of the ‘Pick of the Papers’ awards, voted for by the audience, were John G. Swogger (‘Palauan Storyboard: Comics and narrative context in archaeological fieldwork’) and William H. Foster III (‘The Changing Image of African American Women in Comics’).


The call for papers is available here.

The poster is available here [N.B. – Helen Iball did not appear at Comics Forum 2012; Ann Miller took her place in conversation with Simone Lia].

The programme cover is available here.

The programme text is available here [N.B. – this version of the text represents the actual running order of the two days and includes only those speakers that did appear. It has been updated since the text given out in print at the event].


Charlie Adlard and Hugo Frey in Conversation (introduction by Ian Hague)

Direct download as an MP3 here (1:05:36, 60.1MB (right click and ‘Save Target As…’)).

Online streaming and alternative download formats are available here.


Comics Forum 2012 was reviewed by John Swogger here.

Brenna Clarke Gray and Peter Wilkins of Graphixia videoblogged Comics Forum 2012 here.


Comics Forum 2012 was supported by Thought Bubble, Arts Council England, the University of Chichester, Dr Mel Gibson and Molakoe Graphic Design. Prizes for the Pick of the Papers competition were provided by Travelling Man.


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