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. Continue reading New Publication: Children’s Comics in Hungary

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

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

2018 – My publications

2018: The year most of my projects bloomed, when I finished my PhD, when I reworked my PhD thesis into a book (added 2 chapters, took one away) (to be published in 2020). In terms of non-academic achievements, I organized (almost alone) the comics festival in May, co-curated a major exhibition on comics in the National Széchényi Library, opened Hungary’s first community comics library. Basically … Continue reading 2018 – My publications

Catalog of Hungarian Comics I edited has been published

The bilingual catalog on the history of Hungarian comics that I edited in June has been published! And it is beautiful! Thanks to Judit Vincze for the amazing design! The catalog is based on the material of our Comics as Narrative exhibition in the National Széchényi Library (14 May – 28 July 2018), and it provides a richly illustrted survey on Hungarian comics on 84 … Continue reading Catalog of Hungarian Comics I edited has been published

My review of Simon Grennan’s A Theory of Narrative Drawing is out in INKS

To reveiw Simon’s Grennan book has been my greatest accomplishment recently. It is a book that you either put away instantly or you immense yourself into it by taking notes and by constantly using google. I elaborate in detail why Simon’s model and demonstration of narrative drawing is indeed seminal, and I also say that the book demands maybe too much from the reader. On … Continue reading My review of Simon Grennan’s A Theory of Narrative Drawing is out in INKS

Csepella Olivér: Nyugat + Zombik kritika online

Elérhető az Alföld folyóirat honlapján az áprilisban megjelent kritikám, amit Csepella Olivér Nyugat+ Zombik című képregényéről írtam. Szerettem ezt írni, mert a sok hibája ellenére jó érzés egy olyan képregényről gondolkodni, amely maga is gondolkodik, és egy olyan képregényről mondani valamit, aminek van mondanivalója. alfoldonline.hu/2018/07/kepregeny-a-kolteszet-hatalmarol/ “A képregénynek értelmezésemben két tétje van: a frappáns alapötletet az olvasóközönség érdeklődését fenntartva végigvezetni kétszázhatvan oldalon, valamint a megidézett nyugatosok … Continue reading Csepella Olivér: Nyugat + Zombik kritika online