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Call for Graphic Submissions Special Collection: Graphic Science

Comics Grid - Graphic Science

Comics have been well received in the science community and by publishers as a form of science communication. Recent publications demonstrate that comics have the potential of becoming academic outputs in their own right. (In October 2017, for example, Myriad Editions will launch Graphic Science by Darryl Cunningham at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival). Various webcomics as well as the ... Read More »

Call For Papers: Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Memory Symposium, Oxford

Nicola Streeten. Image courtesy Myriad Editions

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), which offers the city’s humanities scholars to collaborate with researchers across other disciplines, and institutions, has issued a Call For Papers for a day-long symposium  to be hosting here in Oxford on 22nd June 2017. (The institute also runs a number of comic events through the year). Titled Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Memory, the ... Read More »

Call for Papers for a Special issue Authorship: Comics and Authorship (deadline 31st July 2017)

Self Portrait - Moebius

The open-access journal Authorship has issued a Call for Papers around the subject of Comics and Authorship. Here are the details… The comic book, recently legitimized through the graphic novel phenomenon while remaining anchored in popular culture, can provide unique insights into issues surrounding authorship. Although comics scholarship has explored autobiographical comics and the strategies for authorial self-fashioning of individual ... Read More »

Oxford’s TORCH to host talk by Roger Sabin on the Origins of Comics Criticism

Roger Sabin. Image: The Comics Grid

TORCH, Oxford’s Research Centre in the Humanities third seminar of the term will take place tomorrow, Thursday 10th November 2016, at 5.15pm and will feature a talk from Roger Sabin, Professor of Popular Culture at Central Saint Martins in London, on “The Origins of Comics Criticism“. Professor Sabin is the author of Adult Comics: An Introduction and the excellent resource Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels, ... Read More »

Call For Papers: All about Cinderella – retellings in the cultural imagination

Disney's promotional newspaper strip, released to newspapers before the film's debut in 1950.

Three-hundred and nineteen years since the publication of Charles Perrault’s famous Histories du Temps Passé, the myth of Cinderella remains integral to many current facets of our cultures. Inspired by the University of Bedfordshire’s collection of scripts, books, theatrical memorabilia, designs, and ephemera on Cinderella and organised by the Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance, a conference announced for 2017 ... Read More »

From the Trenches: The Lakes International Comic Festival’s Academic Workshop

Frank Santoro, Aidan Koch and Connor Willumsen at the 2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival, talking about the evolution of the Comic Workbook as both a platform and guidance for budding comics artists. Photo courtesy Comic Workbook

Mel Gibson reports on another aspect of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – its academic workshop, an aspect set to expand next year… The Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s approach to developing links with the academy is distinctive. Their work with Lancaster University, for instance, which has led to Benoît Peeters becoming the UK’s first professor of graphic fiction and comic ... Read More »

Call For Papers: ‘Beyond the Graphic’ suggests Al Ewing and PJ Holden’s banned mobile comic “Murderdome” for study

Murderdome by Al Ewing and PJ Holden

U.S. Studies Online has extended the deadline for papers for a special blog series edited by Dr Harriet Earle entitled ‘Beyond the Graphic’ – considering Violence, Sexuality and Obscenity in Comics – and one possible subject could be the controversial Murderdome mobile comic created by Al Ewing and PJ Holden, banned by Apple back in 2008. Since the 1970s, the comics form has skyrocketed in popularity ... Read More »

Call For Papers: Comics Grid’s Next Special Issue will be dedicated to David Bowie

David Bowie by Jesus Antonio Hernandez

“You must draw David Bowie. Find David Bowie, or I’ll send you David Bowie. Because if it isn’t David Bowie, you’re going to have to re-do it until it is David Bowie.” – Kelley Jones, quoting Neil Gaiman, Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators (2004) The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is inviting ... Read More »

Call For Papers: Trans- States: The art of crossing over

A Call For Papers has gone out for a conference titled Trans- States: The art of crossing over, which will take place at the University of Northampton, 9 – 10th September, 2016 – and whose speakers will include Alan Moore. trans – prefix meaning: across, beyond, through, on the other side of, to go beyond  state: a ​condition or way of ... Read More »

California College of the Arts offers free online Comic Creator course

California College of the Arts Comic Course Graphic

The California College of the Arts will launched a free online course next month offering the opportunity for anyone, anywhere to learn how to make their own comics from one of very few schools in the United States to offer a Master of Fine Arts course in Comics. The Massive Online Open Course in comics, a first for CCA, entitled ... Read More »

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