In addition to the Comics Forum conference which forms part of this weekend’s Thought Bubble in Leeds this week, the academically-focused organisation also be running a table at the Thought Bubble convention this coming weekend where team members will be talking to members of the public about courses, books, journals, and anything else related to Comics Studies.
“The table was very well received last year and we spoke to a lot of people who went away interested in the work and material we were talking about,” says Ian Hague.
Comics Forum was established in 2009 as part of Thought Bubble, which takes place at various venues across the city every November. Taking the festival’s emphasis upon the educational value of comics as its starting point, Comics Forum aims to increase the visibility and accessibility of comics scholarship through an academic conference that brings together scholars, artists and fans in a spirit of mutual cooperation and development.
• More about the Comics Forum: http://comicsforum.org