My Review of Nimona and Women in Battle is Out

… in Hungarian. The literary journal “Alföld” kindly commissioned comics reviews for its May issue (link). The plan was to sync these with the International Comics Festival Budapest. The festival was cancelled, and the journal ran out of funding so it only publishes online instead of print and cannot pay the authors for an indefinite amount of time. Culture is in a terrible position in … Continue reading My Review of Nimona and Women in Battle is Out

“Lines and Bodies” – Academic Comic @ Sequentialsjournal.net

I am happy and proud to show you the first academic comic I co-created: Lines and Bodies. This is an argumentative piece on some of the ways in which our bodies are involved in reading comics. It draws on theories by Laura U Marks, Robert Vischer, and James Elkins. The text and the art together show that there is more to comics than what meets … Continue reading “Lines and Bodies” – Academic Comic @ Sequentialsjournal.net

The Cover of My Book is Here

I am totally thrilled and mesmerized. I feel flattered by the care and attention of the editors and designers at the Ohio State University Press, and I am particularly grateful to Amanda Weiss, who drew the cover. The cover of my book represents everything that this book is about: first, the vulnerability of bodies, which includes that the onlooker can also experience the vulnerability of … Continue reading The Cover of My Book is Here

Drawing and Transforming the Body in Ken Dahl’s Monsters – Abstract for Transitions 9

This is my abstract for Transitions 9: New Directions in Comics Studies 2020 (Birkbeck, University of London, 21 March 2020). Ken Dahl, in his graphic narrative on living with the sexually transmitted disease of herpes, represents his avatar and personifies the illness of the avatar with cunning visual inventiveness. Dahl’s dynamic visualizations freely transform the bodies of the characters, which, I argue, emphasize drawing as … Continue reading Drawing and Transforming the Body in Ken Dahl’s Monsters – Abstract for Transitions 9

Animals and other beasts in fantasy

I am really happy to share that I will be one of the participants of ViTa. What is ViTa? ViTa is a day devoted to talking about all things science fiction, fantasy, weird, horror, and gaming. The acronym comes from “Meeting of Worlds” (Világok Találkozása) in Hungarian. This is now the third year that we have ViTa. I have enjoyed the first two as a … Continue reading Animals and other beasts in fantasy

Lines, Erasure, Affect: Reading Dominique Goblet — Comics Forum, Leeds, 7-8 Nov 2019

Here is the abstract of the presentation I am going to give at the Comics and Art and Design conference of the Comics Forum in Leeds, 7-8 November 2019. Cannot wait! This conference is always so inspiring. The starting point of my investigation is that comics is a drawn medium, and that this fact has intriguing consequences on how comics narratives work, how they are … Continue reading Lines, Erasure, Affect: Reading Dominique Goblet — Comics Forum, Leeds, 7-8 Nov 2019

Introducing the International Comics Festival at Budapest

I’m going to briefly talk about the International Comics Festival of Budapest at PesText, a festival celebrating literature in translation. I have been organizing this festival for at least 5 years (though I’m not sure), and I have been main organizer in the past 2 years. This year, in order to celebrate the 15th festival, I made the event a 5-day affair. Though I will … Continue reading Introducing the International Comics Festival at Budapest

The Geometry of Interdimensional Travel: Trips to Alien Lands in Jesse Jacobs’ Comics – Abstract for Comics and Travel conf @Oxford

Moving Images: Comics and Travel (conference)5 July 2019Oxford Comics NetworkUniversity of Oxford Traveling to other dimensions, mapping alien lands, and exploring the unknown both within the the mind and in one’s (new) environment are common topics of SF comics, yet in Jesse Jacobs’ comics these topics are handled in very different ways. In By This Shall You Know Him (2012), Safari Honeymoon (2014), and Crawl … Continue reading The Geometry of Interdimensional Travel: Trips to Alien Lands in Jesse Jacobs’ Comics – Abstract for Comics and Travel conf @Oxford

Encapsulations: Critical Comics Studies – Editorial Board

University of Nebraska Press has launched its comics studies series with a long-needed focus: “By looking at understudied and overlooked texts, artists, and publishers, Encapsulations facilitates a move away from the same “big” and oft-examined texts. Instead the series uses more diverse case studies to explore new and existing critical theories in tune with an interdisciplinary, intersectional, and global approach to comics scholarship.” I am … Continue reading Encapsulations: Critical Comics Studies – Editorial Board