Drawing and Transforming the Body in Ken Dahl’s Monsters: Video and Sketchnotes

You can watch the 20-minute presentation on Monsters, a very creative and playful comic on STDs by Ken Dahl (penname for Gabby Schulz) on YouTube. This video was made for the Transitions 9: New Directions in Comics Studies conference in 2021. Before the actual video, I also would like to share sketchnotes made by fantastic … More Drawing and Transforming the Body in Ken Dahl’s Monsters: Video and Sketchnotes

2020 – Publications, Podcast, Jobseeking

2020 was the most productive year in my life if we look at the number of academic and non-academic publications – I have to add that a number of them were written in 2018. On a personal level, 2020 was difficult because of the isolation of COVID, my own weeks of being ill, and because of the lack of success in finding an academic or cultural job. … More 2020 – Publications, Podcast, Jobseeking

New Publication: Children’s Comics in Hungary

In my essay I provide a background on the history of children’s comics in Hungary and also of the prevailing stereotypes about comics. The heritage of having ONLY adaptations of literary works during state socialism has not benefited the reputation of comics. I also write about the sudden change in the 1980s when comics reading children suddenly found themselves in a true transmedial environment. … More New Publication: Children’s Comics in Hungary