The second edition of Sculpture and Comic Art by Kirstie Gregory is now available on the Comics Forum blog. Entitled ‘Chris Ware: Cabinets, Cardboard and Joseph Cornell’, the piece will be of interest to anyone who’s thinking about submitting a paper for this year’s Comics Forum, along with those who have broader research interests around Chris Ware, and the intersections between comics and sculptural art forms.
If you have any comments or feedback on the piece or the website in general, the site’s comments sections are available.
The deadline for abstracts for Comics Forum 2011, scheduled for the 16th – 18th of November 2011 in Leeds as part of Thought Bubble, is the 18th July. It will comprise three events:
The call for papers is available here. Registration will open once speakers have been confirmed in early August 2011.
Tickets will be priced as follows:
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.