Transitions 5: New Directions in Comics Studies Programme

Transitions 5: New Directions in Comics Studies Programme

The fifth edtition of Transitions: New Directions in Comics Studies will take place on Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London. We share the programme.

Call: Graphic Futures Project

Call: Graphic Futures Project

Thom Giddens shares a call for interest, papers and comics creators: The Graphic Futures Project will explore the possible future(s) of law and justice through critical engagement with comics.

Open Access Week 2014 Event: Open Access: Where Are We Now?

Open Access Week 2014 Event: Open Access: Where Are We Now?

As part of the 8th International Open Access Week, we invite you to a celebration of Open Access at City University London on October 23, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

New Interview: Paddy Johnston Interviews Ken Parille, Editor of The Daniel Clowes Reader

New Interview: Paddy Johnston Interviews Ken Parille, Editor of The Daniel Clowes Reader

We have published a new interview in the journal: Paddy Johnston Interviews Ken Parille, Editor of The Daniel Clowes Reader.

New Book Review: Illustrating Cognition – A Review of The Visual Language of Comics

New Book Review: Illustrating Cognition – A Review of The Visual Language of Comics

We have published a new book review in the journal: Illustrating Cognition – A Review of The Visual Language of Comics. This is an Open Access article published on 24 September 2014.

Loncon 3: The Wanderground

Loncon 3: The Wanderground

Jenny Walklate offers a report from Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.

Diario de Oaxaca: The Monarch Butterfly Effect

Diario de Oaxaca: The Monarch Butterfly Effect

Gabriela Meján offers an in-depth analysis of a wordless sequence taken from ‘Diario de Oaxaca’ in which Peter Kuper graphically communicates a political commentary.

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK. Exhibition Book Review

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK. Exhibition Book Review

Lucy Sheppard treated herself to a copy of the Comics Unmasked exhibition book by co-curators Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning. In response to our open call for Comics Umasked contributions, here she shares her review.

Something Quite Remarkable: Comics Unmasked Revisited

Something Quite Remarkable: Comics Unmasked Revisited

In his second response to our call for reviews and reports, Simon Russell revisits Comics Unmasked.

New Spanish Law May Destroy the Digital Commons

New Spanish Law May Destroy the Digital Commons

Renata Ávila explains how a new Spanish copyright Law threatens Open Access publishing and the Digital Commons.

Loncon 3. Geekdom and Academia: A Love Story

Loncon 3. Geekdom and Academia: A Love Story

This weekend marks LonCon 3 in London’s ExCel Center. Megan Waples writes about the convention’s love affair with academia.

Comics Unmasked: Like Being Shown Round Gotham City by Batman

Comics Unmasked: Like Being Shown Round Gotham City by Batman

In response to our call for Comics Unmasked reviews, Eliza Anyangwe offers her “unabashed praise” for the exhibition at the British Library.

Comics Unmasked: Take 2

Comics Unmasked: Take 2

In response to our call for Comics Unmasked reviews, Natasha Barrett revisits the exhibition for the second time.

Wikimania: We need to choose the main stream over our small pool

Wikimania: We need to choose the main stream over our small pool

The Wikimania meeting is the annual conference of the Wikimedia movement. Cameron Neylon explains what academics can learn from it.

Book Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Book Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Paddy Johnston reviews Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new graphic novel, Seconds (SelfMadeHero, 2014).

Connecting Content to Context: An Interview with Joshua Benton

Connecting Content to Context: An Interview with Joshua Benton

Ernesto Priego interviews Joshua Benton, founder of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. What can comics and ‘content creators’ in general learn from the Nieman Journalism Lab?

Exhibition Review: The Art of the Marvel Super Heroes, Art Ludique-Le Musée, Paris

Exhibition Review: The Art of the Marvel Super Heroes, Art Ludique-Le Musée, Paris

Erinç Salor reviews The Art of the Marvel Super Heroes exhibition at Art Ludique-Le Musée, Paris.

Letter in response to Matthew Reisz’s piece, ‘The hero in all of us’ (THE, 24th July 2014)

Letter in response to Matthew Reisz’s piece, ‘The hero in all of us’ (THE, 24th July 2014)

Lydia Wysocki and Ernesto Priego share their letter sent to the Times Higher Education (THE) in response to Matthew Reisz’s ‘The hero in all of us’ (THE, 24th July 2014), which THE did not publish.

Comics Unmasked: Worth a Look

Comics Unmasked: Worth a Look

In response to our call for Comics Unmasked reviews, David Robertson shares his experience visiting the exhibition.

Call for Participants: Scottish Comics Unconference Meet-Up

Call for Participants: Scottish Comics Unconference Meet-Up

The Scottish Comics Unconference Meet-up will take place on Saturday 28th February 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Stepping into Aladdin’s Cave of comic wonder – a review of ‘Comics Unmasked’

Stepping into Aladdin’s Cave of comic wonder – a review of ‘Comics Unmasked’

In response to our call for Comics Unmasked reviews and reports, Natasha Barrett reviews it here calling it “a coming of age for comics”.

Comics Unmasked: Have A Dream And Do It – Jodorowsky’s Dune

Comics Unmasked: Have A Dream And Do It – Jodorowsky’s Dune

As part of our call for Comics Unmasked Reviews and Reports, Kathryn Drumm reports from the Alejandro Jodorowsky: Film, comics and conversation event on 4 July 2014 at the British Library.

Review: Comics Unmasked European Literature Night: The Graphic Novelists

Review: Comics Unmasked European Literature Night: The Graphic Novelists

In response to our call for Comics Unmasked reviews and reports, Damon Herd reports from the European Literature Night: The Graphic Novelists, which took place on 14 May 2014 at the British Library.