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 … More Animals and other beasts in fantasy
Around two months ago Adam approached me with the idea of establishing a comics library. He had a vision of a bookshelf of comics donated by nice people. I immeditely loved the idea. We worked on it for two months. Discussed stuff. Made a Facebook page. The next thing we realized was that there are … More Community Comics Library Opened on 13 Dec
The Hungarian Literature Copyright Protection Association and Rights management is organizing a two-day conference on the works and heritage of Jenő Rejtő. The event has two roundtables featuring comics artists, and I will be moderating both. What is more, the location of the conference is at a pub, which is the most fitting place to … More Roundtables on Literary adaptation comics and animation
I had the honor to open the Kids’n’Comics (Kölykök és képregények) exhibition at the Deák 17 Youth Art Gallery on 7 Sept 2018. The exhibition has been curated by Bianka Zsigó, and it features the works of contemporary Hungarian comics artists. Here are some pictures from the opening ceremony — you can still visit this … More Kids’n’Comics – Exhibition opening
A) Last week (24 May) I was invited to be a participant of a roundtable on the use of popular culture in the classroom, particularly using science fiction in the teaching of literature. The issue has been raised by many educators more qualified to do so than me, as the situation is that Hungarian teenagers … More Roundtables
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 … More I’ve become a curator!
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 … More Guest lecture on comics and the body
I am going to give a public lecture tomorrow (4 Dec 2017) about the body and comics. It is partly based on my dissertation, but most of it is about my ongoing new project on the ways in which the body is involved in reading and interpreting comics. The lecture is aimed at the general … More Public lecture in Hungarian
Azt hiszem minden évben írok egy posztot a képregényfeszt előtt. Ezt a hagyományt eszem ágában sincs megtörni, két köhögőroham között szorgosan verem a billentyűzetet. Erről lesz szó: milyen programokat lehet megszervezni vs. mire lenne igény; előadás vs. interakció, bizalmatlanság a graphic novellel szemben. Először is a képregényfesztiválon az alábbi programok lesznek: – előadássorozat a small press … More Képregényfeszt-szervezés 2016
Wow, our event, which is the first comic-related event in the prestigious Írók Boltja, is featured in the window. It is such an honour!