University of East Anglia Master's in Comic Art Announcement

University of East Anglia announces Master’s in Comic Art for 2020

The University of East Anglia, near Norwich, will launch a Master of Arts program in Comics Studies in September 2020 – the first in the world. “Comics have never been more popular, and never more important,” an announcement reads. “Our MA degree in Comics Studies will enable you to discover the varied history, culture andContinue reading University of East Anglia announces Master’s in Comic Art for 2020

Graphic Brighton 2019

Graphic Brighton 2019 dates announced

This year’s Graphic Brighton symposium will be taking place on 3rd and 4th May at the University of Brighton City Campus – and features a great line up of independent comic creators. The two day event will be a mixture of talks, panel discussions and workshops on the subject of educational comics, where comics areContinue reading Graphic Brighton 2019 dates announced

Comics & Research: Applied Comics Network

Newcastle University venue for next Comics & Research: Applied Comics Network event

Newcastle University is to be the venue for a free Comics & Research: Applied Comics Network event next month. Speakers will be Lydia Wysocki (School of Education Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University), archaeological illustrator John Swogger, Florence Okoye (of the Natural History Museum). The presentation title is From the Woman who Walked to theContinue reading Newcastle University venue for next Comics & Research: Applied Comics Network event

Traces of the Great War Educational Reources Banner

Tracing the Great War: comics-inspired World War One teaching resource launches

A new World War One teaching resource has just been launched for 11 – 15 year-old students, based on the ambitious comic anthology Traces of the Great War. The online learning resources offer teachers of English, History and Humanities a framework to study aspects of the Great War and its legacy though narrative, discussion andContinue reading Tracing the Great War: comics-inspired World War One teaching resource launches

Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil’s Political Cartoons SNIP

New book lifts the lid on cream of Soviet satire

A new book delving into one of the best-known examples of Soviet satire has just been published by the University Press of Mississippi. Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil’s Political Cartoons by John Etty lifts the lid on Krokodil, which offered some extraordinary cartoon art within a hugely propagandistic publicationContinue reading New book lifts the lid on cream of Soviet satire