Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum offers research stipends for comic archive and more

Some stipends have been made available for research at Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. They have several holdings of interest to comics scholars, including film tie-in comics dating back to 1910s, magic lantern slides, items relating to photographer Eadweard Muybridge. The deadline for applications is the end of May. The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum atContinue reading Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum offers research stipends for comic archive and more

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Oxford Comics Network probes The Holocaust in comics, also announces Tom Gauld event

The Oxford Comics Network has announced a new series of events, starting on the 7th May with “Early Holocaust Narratives in Comics”. Philip Smith of the University of The Bahamas seeks to examine representations of the death camps, particularly in horror comics such as Impact, Voodoo, and Witches Tales. This event will take place atContinue reading Oxford Comics Network probes The Holocaust in comics, also announces Tom Gauld event

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International Graphic Novel Conference to see launch of new Dementia-focused comic and Laydeez do Comics Manchester

Comics archivist and internationally-respected advocate of the form Paul Gravett is giving a Keynote Speech at the 2019 International Graphic Novel Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University in June. The Speech is just one of a number of pubic events that are part of a full day of public comic events that are part of the conference, including the launch of There’s No Bus Map for Dementia, a new mini-comic about dementia and a Your Life Stories as Comics workshop from members of Laydeez do Comics, as well as LDC’s first ever Manchester event.Continue reading International Graphic Novel Conference to see launch of new Dementia-focused comic and Laydeez do Comics Manchester

Royal Society of Literature launches UK Writers Survey

Are you a graphic novelist? What do you need to flourish professionally? Mentoring? Money? A space to write? Multidisciplinary workshops? Networking opportunities? Then you might just want to complete the UK Writers Survey, a project initiated by the Royal Society of Literature.Continue reading Royal Society of Literature launches UK Writers Survey

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British Library partners with Universities on Digital Comics PhD projects

The British Library is collaborating with university partners to award PhD funding for four new doctoral research projects, starting in October 2019, two on digital comics. As we previously reported, the projects will be co-supervised by the British Library, offering unique opportunities for bespoke research training and professional development. Two of those are on UKContinue reading British Library partners with Universities on Digital Comics PhD projects