The Blog is Back in Town! (And a deadline reminder)

The Blog is Back in Town! (And a deadline reminder)

This humble blog suffered a nasty malware attack last week and if you visited over the last 7 days you may have found it out of action. We have now performed extensive cleaning, updated files and have tightened security to the best of our ability.

A Series of Visual Notes by Peter Wilkins Pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” Conference (Liège, June 16-18 2016)

A Series of Visual Notes by Peter Wilkins Pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” Conference (Liège,  June 16-18 2016)

This output is composed of a series of visual notes by Peter Wilkins pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” conference organized by the ACME group at the University of Liége, Belgium, on June 16-18 2016.

A Series of Visual Notes by Nicolas Labarre Pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” Conference (Liège, June 16-18 2016)

A Series of Visual Notes by Nicolas Labarre Pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” Conference (Liège,  June 16-18 2016)

This output is composed of a series of visual notes by Nicolas Labarre pertaining to the “Poetics of the Algorithm” conference organized by the ACME group at the University of Liége, Belgium, on June 16-18 2016.

New Article: ‘Ragged Time’ in Intra-panel Comics Rhythms

New Article: ‘Ragged Time’ in Intra-panel Comics Rhythms

We have published a new research article on the journal: ‘Ragged Time’ in Intra-panel Comics Rhythms, by Corry Shores (Department of Political Sciences and International Relations, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey).

Call for Papers. The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Call for Papers. The Comics of Alison Bechdel:  From the Outside In

“The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. We share the call for papers.

Comics as Mental Health Information Resources: Understanding the Graphic Medicine Community

Comics as Mental Health Information Resources: Understanding the Graphic Medicine Community

This post is a short summary of the article ‘‘Graphic Medicine’ as a Mental Health Information Resource: Insights from Comics Producers’ published on 6 February 2016 on The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship.

New Article: Analyzing Jazz Improvisation to Improve the Multiframe

New Article: Analyzing Jazz Improvisation to Improve the Multiframe

We have published a new research article on the journal: Playing Together: Analyzing Jazz Improvisation to Improve the Multiframe, by Zach Powers (Telfair Museums, USA) and Stephanie Grimm (Savannah College of Art and Design, USA).

Marvel’s Black Panther: Then and Now

Marvel’s Black Panther: Then and Now

Martin Lund offers a reflection on his recent article published on The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, ‘Introducing the Sensational Black Panther!’ Fantastic Four #52–53, the Cold War, and Marvel’s Imagined Africa.

New Article: ‘Introducing the Sensational Black Panther!’

New Article: ‘Introducing the Sensational Black Panther!’

We have published a new research article on the journal: ‘Introducing the Sensational Black Panther!’ Fantastic Four #52–53, the Cold War, and Marvel’s Imagined Africa, by Martin Lund (Lund University, Sweden).

Literal or Metaphorical? An Analysis of Motions in Comic Book Covers

Literal or Metaphorical? An Analysis of Motions in Comic Book Covers

Igor Juricevic offers a short summary of the article ‘Analysis of Motions in Comic Book Cover Art: Using Pictorial Metaphors’ published by The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship.

New Article: Analysis of Motions in Comic Book Cover Art: Using Pictorial Metaphors

New Article: Analysis of Motions in Comic Book Cover Art: Using Pictorial Metaphors

We have published a new research article on the journal: Analysis of Motions in Comic Book Cover Art: Using Pictorial Metaphors, by Igor Juricevic (Department of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend) and Alicia Horvath (School of Professional Studies, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Columbia University).

Riad Sattouf’s The Arab of the Future: A Graphic Ethnology of Solitude (or Hope)

Riad Sattouf’s The Arab of the Future: A Graphic Ethnology of Solitude (or Hope)

Ernesto Priego offers a reading of Riad Sattouf’s The Arab of the Future (Two Roads, London, UK, 2016).

Call For Papers. Find David Bowie: Alternative Approaches to Bowie and Comics

Call For Papers. Find David Bowie: Alternative Approaches to Bowie and Comics

Call For Papers. Special Issue. Find David Bowie: Alternative Approaches to Bowie and Comics. Submission deadline (full papers): 1 September 2016

Signal, Not Solution: Notes on Why Sci-Hub Is Not Opening Access

Signal, Not Solution: Notes on Why Sci-Hub Is Not Opening Access

Ernesto Priego writes about Sci-Hub, which offers access to some 47 million otherwise paywalled academic papers.

The Comics Studies Society Membership Now Open

The Comics Studies Society Membership Now Open

The Comics Studies Society went public on February 14, 2016. The membership is now open.

2016: New Comics Grid Articles So Far

2016: New Comics Grid Articles So Far

We are halfway through the second month of the year. These are the articles The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship has published so far on 2016.

The Comics Grid: 5 Years

The Comics Grid: 5 Years

Ernesto Priego reflects on five years of The Comics Grid.

A Review of Allan Haverholm’s When The Last Story Is Told

A Review of Allan Haverholm’s When The Last Story Is Told

Peter Wilkins reviews Allan Haverholm’s abstract comic, When The Last Story Is Told (2015).

Texts with ‘Comics’ in the Title in the Open Syllabus Explorer

Texts with ‘Comics’ in the Title in the Open Syllabus Explorer

Ernesto Priego is super excited about the launch, today, of the Open Syllabus Project’s Open Syllabus Explorer. Logically he went ahead and did his first search for the term ‘comics’…

Event Report: From Hogarth to Hellboy: Transformations of the Visual Reader Symposium

Event Report: From Hogarth to Hellboy: Transformations of the Visual Reader Symposium

“From Hogarth to Hellboy: Transformations of the Visual Reader” hosted at Senate House Library, University of London on Wednesday December 16th 2015 was an exploration of the value and use of illustrated texts. Amy Rees reports.

Job: Misty Visual and Lexical Analysis Project – Research Assistant Part Time

Job: Misty Visual and Lexical Analysis Project – Research Assistant Part Time

Job: Misty Visual and Lexical Analysis Project – Research Assistant Part Time. This position will be supervised by Dr Julia Round, and is for a total of 80 hours. Read this post for full details.

Not What, Not Who, or How, but Why is Open?

Not What, Not Who, or How, but Why is Open?

This post is an approximation of Cameron Neylon’s talk at OpenCon Cambridge on Thursday 26 November 2015.

Online Spaces and the Alt-Academic: An Interview with Brenna Clarke Gray and Peter Wilkins

Online Spaces and the Alt-Academic: An Interview with Brenna Clarke Gray and Peter Wilkins

Ernesto Priego shares an Inerview with Drs Peter Wilkins and Brenna Clarke Gray (Douglas College, British Columbia, Canada) before their #citylis seminar at City University London, UK.