Comics Research Hub Launches at London College of Communication

Leading comics scholars, including Dr Ian Horton (of the Applied Comics Network), Dr Ian Hague (Comics and the Senses), Dr Nina Mickwitz (Documentary Comics) and Professor Roger Sabin (Adult Comics: An Introduction), have launched a new research hub focusing on comics, graphic novels and related forms at London College of Communication, UAL. Funded by LCC’sContinue reading Comics Research Hub Launches at London College of Communication

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Sneak Peek and Review: Marie Duval, a new book spotlighting a pioneering female cartoonist

Myriad Editions have very kindly sent me an advance copy of their new title Marie Duval, a superb study of the pioneering but near-forgotten female artist behind the creation of the first “breakout” British comic characters, Ally Sloper. I can definitely recommend this title for anyone curious not just about the work of women in comics butContinue reading Sneak Peek and Review: Marie Duval, a new book spotlighting a pioneering female cartoonist

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Oxford’s TORCH to host talk by Roger Sabin on the Origins of Comics Criticism

TORCH, Oxford’s Research Centre in the Humanities third seminar of the term will take place tomorrow, Thursday 10th November 2016, at 5.15pm and will feature a talk from Roger Sabin, Professor of Popular Culture at Central Saint Martins in London, on “The Origins of Comics Criticism“. Professor Sabin is the author of Adult Comics: An Introduction and the excellentContinue reading Oxford’s TORCH to host talk by Roger Sabin on the Origins of Comics Criticism

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Markings: A New Comics event from the University of the Arts London and House of Illustration

  You can register now for free to attend Markings, a new Illustration and Performance Festival convened by Roger Sabin, with Pascal Lefevre as the keynote speaker. Taking place Friday 8th – 9th July 2016, Markings consists of a symposium taking place at House of Illustration, followed by a series of performances next door atContinue reading Markings: A New Comics event from the University of the Arts London and House of Illustration

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Call for Papers: Transitions 4

Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium in October promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck. Transitions is part of Comica, the London International Comics Festival. The keynote will be given by Dr. Ann Miller (University ofContinue reading Call for Papers: Transitions 4