The British Library is collaborating with university partners to award PhD funding for four new doctoral research projects, starting in October 2019, two on digital comics.
As we previously reported, the projects will be co-supervised by the British Library, offering unique opportunities for bespoke research training and professional development.
Two of those are on UK digital comics projects, the first titles “UK Digital Comics information and publishing practices: from creation to consumption”, in partnership with City, University of London.
The University Supervisors are Dr Ernesto Priego (Lecturer, Centre for Human Computer-Interaction Design) and Dr Stephann Makri (Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction) and the British Library Supervisors are Ian Cooke (Head of Contemporary British Publications) and Stella Wisdom (Digital curator)
The application deadline is 31st May 2019 and you can find full studentship details and how to apply here (PDF).
The second project is “Collecting UK Digital Comics: Society, Culture and Technology” in partnership with the University of the Arts, with University Supervisors Professor Roger Sabin (Professor of Popular Culture, Central St Martins) and Dr Ian Hague (Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies, London College of Communication). The British Library Supervisors are Stella Wisdom and Ian Cooke.
The application deadline is also 31st May 2019 and full studentship details and how to apply are here(PDF).
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.