Call for proposals / Llamado a propuestas: All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist

Call for proposals / Llamado a propuestas: All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist

Call for book chapter proposals: Todo Fontanarrosa: la obra de un completo humorista / All Fontanarrosa: The Work of a Complete Humourist. Abstracts of 1000 words and a short CV should be sent to fontanarrosaproject AT gmail DOT com by 31 December 2015 for consideration.

Why ‘Spineless’ is Licensed with Creative Commons

Why ‘Spineless’ is Licensed with Creative Commons

Spineless: The Newcastle Science Comic is our latest Applied Comics Etc comics project. It’s also the first we’ve published with a Creative Commons (CC) license. This blog post introduces Spineless-the-comic and Spineless-the-exhibition, then discusses why we’ve chosen CC.

Call for Papers: Brilliant Corners: Approaches to Jazz and Comics

Call for Papers: Brilliant Corners: Approaches to Jazz and Comics

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship invites authors to submit contributions for a special collection on the general topic of Jazz and Comics. Read the details here.

#Dataspring: Allowing Authors to Upload Files Directly to Figshare

#Dataspring: Allowing Authors to Upload Files Directly to Figshare

Andy Byers writes about developing a plug in to allow authors to upload supplementary files from the journal directly to figshare.

In Tweets and Pictures: #bccs British Consortium of Comics Scholars Symposium and Tea Party

In Tweets and Pictures: #bccs British Consortium of Comics Scholars Symposium and Tea Party

The British Consortium of Comics Scholars Symposium and Tea Party took place on Saturday 30 May 2015 in the University of Sussex. We share a storify with tweets and images about the day and Ernesto Priego’s slides from his presentation.

British Consortium of Comics Scholars Day and Comics Tea Party

British Consortium of Comics Scholars Day and Comics Tea Party

The British Consortium of Comics Scholars Day and Comics Tea Party will take place in Brighton on Saturday, 30 May 2015 from 12:00 to 18:30.

Killing the Cover, What a Joke: Batgirl, Misogyny, and Everything DC’s Readers Are Scared Of

Killing the Cover, What a Joke: Batgirl, Misogyny, and Everything DC’s Readers Are Scared Of

Asher Klassen writes about that Batgirl cover.

OJS to Repository Idea To Be Funded by Jisc Research Data Spring!

OJS to Repository Idea To Be Funded by Jisc Research Data Spring!

We are very happy to share the news that Jisc have announced they will fund the initial stage of our “Streamlining Deposit” project.

Beyond Batman’s Mask: Giddens in Using-comics-in-academic-research Shocker!

Beyond Batman’s Mask: Giddens in Using-comics-in-academic-research Shocker!

Thom Giddens shares his experience presenting on Batman at the British Society of Criminology seminar series at the LSE Mannheim Centre.

Between History and Comics, Or, On Liking What You Do

Between History and Comics, Or, On Liking What You Do

María Camila Núñez shares a reflection on her academic work as a historian and lover of comics.

JISC Research Data Spring

JISC Research Data Spring

Last week Andy Byers attended the JISC Research Data Spring sandpit workshop. He shares his experience.

#comicsunconf15 Twitter Activity Summary

#comicsunconf15 Twitter Activity Summary

Ernesto Priego shares some stats from our archive of #comicsunconf15 Tweets, and the archive itself.

Success of Scottish Comics Unconference #comicsunconf15

Success of Scottish Comics Unconference #comicsunconf15

We are very happy to report the Comics Unconference last Saturday in Glasgow was a great success.

This Saturday: Scottish Comics Unconference Meet-Up

This Saturday: Scottish Comics Unconference Meet-Up

A reminder that the Scottish Comics Unconference Meet-up will take place on Saturday 28th February 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. There’s still time to participate!

Principles for Open Scholarly Infrastructures

Principles for Open Scholarly Infrastructures

Via Digital Humanities Now we discovered Bilder G, Lin J, Neylon C (2015) Principles for Open Scholarly Infrastructure-v1, retrieved 24 February 2015.

Received: Twelve Cent Archie

Received: Twelve Cent Archie

We received a review copy of Twelve-Cent Archie, by Bart Beaty (Rutgers University Press, 2015).

Free Event: A Web of Rights, 19 February 2015, 6pm, The British Library

Free Event: A Web of Rights, 19 February 2015, 6pm, The British Library

This event at The British Library will debate how and in what ways the web has complicated, enhanced, and changed the rights of citizens.

Some Reflections on the HEFCE Report on Open Access Monographs

Some Reflections on the HEFCE Report on Open Access Monographs

Martin Eve offers some reflections on the HEFCE Report on Open Access Monographs (21 January 2015)

PhD Opportunity: “Digital and Cognitive Approaches to Graphic Literature”

PhD Opportunity: “Digital and Cognitive Approaches to Graphic Literature”

The Department of English and American Studies at the University of Paderborn is inviting applications for a four-year PhD position (starting 1 April 2015) in the research group “Digital and Cognitive Approaches to Graphic Literature”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and directed by Dr Alexander Dunst.

Received: Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948

Received:  Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948

We have received a review copy of Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948 (Rutgers University Press, 2015).

Je suis Charlie

Je suis Charlie

The Comics Grid: Articles in December 2014

The Comics Grid: Articles in December 2014

Before the year ends, a quick post listing the last articles we published this year in the journal, during December 2014. Happy new year!

The End is Nigh… This Has Been The Comics Grid 2014 So Far

The End is Nigh… This Has Been The Comics Grid 2014 So Far

The Comics Grid in 2014 so far. An end-of-year report by our Editor-in-Chief.