Észrevételek Lakatos István és Felvidéki Miklós képregényeiről by MOMÉs hallgatók

A MOMÉ-n a Kép-szöveg relációk órán most már nyíltan csak képregényeket olvasunk és szedünk darabokra (míg korábban elméleteztünk meg fotókat tartalmazó szövegeket vizsgáltunk és hoztunk létre). Elemeztünk szabályos oldalszerkezeteket, szabálytalanokat, visszatérő motívumokat. Foglalkoztunk infografikai és adatbázis-szerű (nem a legjobb név, de így hívják) és nem-linális képregényekkel. Széttrollkodtuk Rodolphe Töpfflert és Herrimant, valamint átstrukturáltuk Oravecz Gergő Blosszáját infografika-tervvé (mert kivitelezni nem volt idő), a leginnovatívabb a Blosszában szereplő … Continue reading Észrevételek Lakatos István és Felvidéki Miklós képregényeiről by MOMÉs hallgatók

I’ve become a curator!

I have always dreamed about curating an exhibition of comics, and I am really happy to have been given the opportunity to organize the contemporary section of the comics exhibition at the National Széchényi Library, Budapest. The exhibition is called “Comics as Narrative – The 9th Art and Its Icons in Hungary” — or “Kép-regény-történet – A kilencedik művészet ikonjai Magyarországon.” It will be a … Continue reading I’ve become a curator!

Guest lecture on comics and the body

I am honored to be invited to talk at the next meeting of the Popular Culture Research Group at the School of English and American Studies at ELTE, Budapest (EASPop for short). The talk will be in Hungarian, and it addresses my favourite topic, comics and the body. And behold the amazing poster that the group members have made for me based on a Winsor … Continue reading Guest lecture on comics and the body

Teaching and Syllabi 2018

This term I’m really lucky and really busy: I can teach two very interesting courses at two universities here at Budapest.  I have been responsible for the content of both courses, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about what to do, what to teach, and how. Though preparing one’s own syllabus is complicated, enjoying the confidence of my employers is an amazing thing. I … Continue reading Teaching and Syllabi 2018

New Publication in Hungarian

I am very enthusiastic about comics scholarship in Hungary: in the last two years so many things happened! There were two comics conferences, and we have finally started to build a network of university people and critics who are not afraid of comics. I have decided that I’ll publish more in my native language, and I was really happy when out of the blue I … Continue reading New Publication in Hungarian

Comics Scholarship in Hungary: Edited Volume is Out

It is difficult to place Hungary on the map of comics, and it is almost impossible to locate our output in the field of comics scholarship. As far as comics artists are concerned, some of them did find their place in Dark Horse’s or DC’s outsourced projects as pencillers or inkers, but in general Hungarian comics are not translated into English. As far as comics … Continue reading Comics Scholarship in Hungary: Edited Volume is Out

Exhibition Opening

Márton Hegedűs, author of what is called the first Hungarian graphic novel, will exhibit his work in his home town, Göd. (Göd is displayed as God in the English-speaking Internet, but that is just a coincidence. Residents of the place do not have any privileges in the afterlife.) I’ve known Márton for a year now, we took part and travelled to a comics conference in … Continue reading Exhibition Opening

Spaces of Indecision: Interpreting Foreign Language Texts in Contemporary Non-Fiction Comics – Abstract

Comics Forum 2017 Comics and Space Leeds, 21-22 Sept 2017   The presentation examines the challenge the readers face when encountering textual elements in comics that are written in a language inaccessible to the reader: such textual parts create spaces of indecision in the surface of the page, and entice the reader to improvisatorially decipher their relationship to the more easily accessible parts. These textual … Continue reading Spaces of Indecision: Interpreting Foreign Language Texts in Contemporary Non-Fiction Comics – Abstract

Abstract – Presence and Disappearance: The surface of the page and narrating sexual abuse in the works of Debbie Drechsler and Katie Green

I’ll be talking at a panel at the 7th International Comics and Medicine Conference in Dundee in a couple of days (link). The topic of this year’s conf is “Stages and Pages”, and here is my abstract:   Presence and Disappearance  – The surface of the page and narrating sexual abuse in the works of Debbie Drechsler and Katie Green The paper focuses on autobiographically … Continue reading Abstract – Presence and Disappearance: The surface of the page and narrating sexual abuse in the works of Debbie Drechsler and Katie Green