Call For Papers: Cultural Legacy of Iberian and Latin American Comics Training School

COST Action iCOn-MICs

COST Action iCOn-MICs has announced a Call for Papers for the Cultural Legacy of Iberian and Latin American Comics Training School, taking place at Newcastle University over 7th – 9th September 2022.

The Training School is organised by the COST Action iCOn-MICs – Investigation on Comics and Graphic Novels in the Iberian Cultural Area, an international network of researchers, professionals, and end-users of comics, aiming to advance scholarship on the study of Iberian and Latin American comics. The organisation seeks to promote authors and disseminate works; to facilitate access to scholarly works; and to improve practices in comics, as well as their use in educational contexts.

The Cultural Legacy of Iberian and Latin American Comics Training School will be a three-day training event with lectures, roundtables, hands-on sessions and cultural activities, such as an animated film screening and a visit to a local fanzine archive, which will gather comics scholars, curators and librarians to discuss the challenges of developing research projects involving comics archival work; to assess cultural policies on the preservation and acquisition of Iberian and Latin American comics; and to reflect on inclusivity and representation of comics written by women artists and in minority languages.

• The deadline for contributions is 22nd June, Acceptance of papers: 27th June 2022. Applications to Jorge Catala Carrasco, Head of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies School of Modern Languages Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU | | | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter |YouTube

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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