Jack Cunningham, Art Editor of Misty

In Memoriam: Jack Cunningham, Art Editor of Misty

The recent death of artist Jack Cunningham ended a long life that contributed to many British girls’ comics. Jack was one of IPC’s unsung heroes, and worked on a number of their women’s magazines and girls’ comics, including Mirabelle (1956-77), Valentine (1957-74), and Princess (1960-67, then becoming Princess Tina 1967-73). Most notably, he was artContinue reading In Memoriam: Jack Cunningham, Art Editor of Misty

Call for Papers: Creating Comics, Creative Comics

The first University of South Wales Cardiff: Comics Symposium whose Key Note will be from Dr Julia Round, author of an upcoming book on girls comic Misty, has re-issued a Call for Papers on the theme of “Creating Comics, Creative Comics”. The Symposium will take place Friday 1st June 2018 in partnership with the CardiffContinue reading Call for Papers: Creating Comics, Creative Comics

Bournemouth University Seeks Misty Comic Fan for Research Work

(Updated 23/1/2016 with amended job description): A research assistant is needed to conduct a data analysis project studying page layout and lexis in the comic book Misty at Bournemouth University. The post is part-time at 8 hours a week. The salary is £10.01 per hour. The project is intended to run for 10 weeks (MondayContinue reading Bournemouth University Seeks Misty Comic Fan for Research Work

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 (UniversityContinue reading Transitions 3 – Keynote announced