Lakes International Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions

Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces October “Academic Sessions” conference details

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be hosting the LICAF Academic Sessions 2017 on Friday 13th October, the first day of its three-day Festival Weekend, kindly supported by Lancaster University. A small scale conference for those interested in comics and graphic novels and their growing impact in universities and beyond, guest speakers will be John McShane, translator andContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces October “Academic Sessions” conference details

Bradford Literature Festival Comic Con

Bradford Literature Festival includes “BLF Comic Con” in events programme

This year’s Bradford Literature Festival includes the launch of a dedicated comics and manga weekend at the University of Bradford over the weekend of 1st – 2nd July. BLF Comic Con will combine the customary convention set up with unique and specially curated events, to create a comics extravaganza, exploring traditions from around the world as well as manga, graphicContinue reading Bradford Literature Festival includes “BLF Comic Con” in events programme

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics plans Superhero Issue

Wonder Woman 2010 – designed by Jim Lee The academic comics publication Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics has issued a call for papers for a special issue of the twice-yearly title that will focus on ‘Gender and Superheroes’. “The superhero genre dominates the comics industry with representations of hypermuscular action men or sexy womenContinue reading Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics plans Superhero Issue

Manchester Uni to put bande dessinees under microscope for 2011 event

(updated 1 Augsut 2010): Manchester Metropolitan University will play host to an academic conference on bande dessines next year – and the call is out for papers. The International Bande Dessinee Society and the peer-reviewed Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics and Intellect’s Journal of Comics Studies are hosting a joint conference focusing mainly onContinue reading Manchester Uni to put bande dessinees under microscope for 2011 event