Transitions 3 – Keynote announced

The Transitions symposium is fast approaching, taking place on Saturday 3rd November at Birkbeck College, London.

Transitions is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

The keynote will come from Dr. Julia Round (Bournemouth University) and Dr. Chris Murray (University of Dundee), editors of Studies in Comics and Dr. Roger Sabin (Central St. Martins).

Transitions is part of Comica 2012, the London International Comics Festival, and is organised in association with Birkbeck, University of London; the School of Film and Television Studies and the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia; Studies in Comics (Intellect), European Comic Art (Berghahn), Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge), the Contemporary Fiction Seminar and The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship.

This event is free, but please register your attendance by email at transitions[dot]symposium[at]gmail[dot]com

• The programme can  be accessed here on the Comica web site and here

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John Freeman

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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