Sculpture and Comic Art feature for Comics Forum

The second edition of Sculpture and Comic Art by Kirstie Gregory is now available on the Comics Forum blog. Entitled ‘Chris Ware: Cabinets, Cardboard and Joseph Cornell’, the piece will be of interest to anyone who’s thinking about submitting a paper for this year’s Comics Forum, along with those  who have broader research interests around Chris Ware, and the intersections between comics and sculptural art forms.

If you have any comments or feedback on the piece or the website in general, the site’s comments sections are available.

The deadline for abstracts for Comics Forum 2011, scheduled for the 16th – 18th of November 2011 in Leeds as part of Thought Bubble, is the 18th July.  It will comprise three events:

16/11/2011 – Sculpture and Comic Art
17/11/2011 – Graphic Medicine: Visualizing the Stigma of Illness
18/11/2011 – Materiality and Virtuality: A Conference on Comics

The call for papers is available here. Registration will open once speakers have been confirmed in early August 2011.

Tickets will be priced as follows:

1 day ticket: £10
3 day ticket: £30
5 day ticket: £40 (includes two-day pass to Thought Bubble convention)

Comics Forum 2011 is supported by Thought Bubble, the University of Chichester, the Henry Moore Institute, Dr Mel Gibson and Molakoe Graphic Design.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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