Comics, So What? at the Cartoon Museum

This Saturday: Comics, So What? at London’s Cartoon Museum – and Beyond!

  London’s Cartoon Museum “Comics, So What?” project – also being run at the University of Dundee and at Staffordshire University, as Jeremy Briggs reported last month – kicks off this Saturday (7th March 2015), celebrating comics and graphic novels. Take along your favourite story or comic with you to the Museum, and tell us why you loveContinue reading This Saturday: Comics, So What? at London’s Cartoon Museum – and Beyond!

This Was Wizard

In Review: This Was The Wizard

This Was The Wizard is a book I never expected to see. It is the definitive guide to a comic that is, in my mind, part of the bedrock of the DC Thomson’s output. To give you an idea of how highly I rate this book, as a reference guide, I believe it is onContinue reading In Review: This Was The Wizard

American Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference announced

What is the future of illustration studies? What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa? Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book? What do pictures want (now)? These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College in the United States,Continue reading American Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference announced

London’s Birbeck college announces new comic courses

(With thanks to Norman Boyd): New certificate level comics courses are starting at Birkbeck, University of London from this autumn.Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: IntroductionThis module introduces you to a range of comics in a variety of forms and invites you to consider ways of understanding and evaluating them in their historical, cultural and genericContinue reading London’s Birbeck college announces new comic courses

New UK Spider-Man Comic?

Is Panini about to launch a new Spider-Man comic? As every self-respecting comics fan knows, the company currently publishes several comics for the UK market based on the US Marvel titles, including the hugely successful The Astonishing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man and Spider-Man and Friends. However, the company’s letter-headed paper, sent out to new subscribers, currentlyContinue reading New UK Spider-Man Comic?