Early issues of the British comics zine KA-POW. Via Dez Skinn

Plan Hatched to celebrate 50 years of British Comic Zines – with an all-new fanzine, of course!

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Phil Clarke and Steve Moore‘s KA-POW #1 – the first British comic fanzine (Although in Ireland Tony Roche got there first of course, with his Merry Marvel Fanzine). Now, a plan has been hatched to celebrate this momentous anniversary – appropriately enough, with a fanzine,Continue reading Plan Hatched to celebrate 50 years of British Comic Zines – with an all-new fanzine, of course!

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Comics Forum web site seeks editors

The Comics Forum is seeking to appoint three or more individuals to the roles of Articles Editors, News Editors, and Reviews Editors on the Comics Forum website. Comics Forum was established in 2009 as part of Leeds’ annual sequential art festival Thought Bubble, which takes place at various venues across the city every November. Taking the festival’s emphasis upon theContinue reading Comics Forum web site seeks editors

Comics Forum begins Manga Studies column

The academic web site bring together information on British comic studies, Comics Forum, has just launched its new monthly column on Manga Studies over at http://comicsforum.org. The first instalment is an introduction by Jaqueline Berndt that provides a fascinating overview of manga studies and gives an indication of the subjects that the column will cover. This new MangaContinue reading Comics Forum begins Manga Studies column

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Violence: A Conference on Comics – Call for Papers

Whether they are depicting the never-ending battles of superheroes, dealing sensitively but shockingly with issues such as domestic violence, or presenting an overview of historical conflicts, the themes of conflict and violence are common in comics, and will be the focus of this year’s Comics Forum conference at Leeds Central Library in November. The event isContinue reading Violence: A Conference on Comics – Call for Papers

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Comics Forum to talk courses at Thought Bubble

In addition to the Comics Forum conference which forms part of this weekend’s Thought Bubble in Leeds this week, the academically-focused  organisation also be running a table at the Thought Bubble convention this coming weekend where team members will be talking to members of the public about courses, books, journals, and anything else related to ComicsContinue reading Comics Forum to talk courses at Thought Bubble