Public Engagement

1. Cultural events, talks, roundtables, interviews

Participant of a roundtable discussion on comics in Hungary, KönyvTÁRlat, National Széchényi Library, Budapest, 31 May 2018.

Participant of a roundtable discussion on science fiction in the classroom organized by Roboraptor, Legyen a fantasztikus kötelező, Auróra, Budapest, 24 May 2018.

Conversation with French graphic novelist Jacques Ferrandez, 14th International Comics Festival, Budapest, 13 May 2018.

Comics and Illustration. Márton Hegedűs’s exhibition was opened by me on 13 October 2017 at Duna-Part Nyaralóházak, Göd, Hungary.

Participant of a roundtable discussion on Márton Hegedűs’s graphic novel Slusszkulcs Klán, kArton Galéria, Budapest, 8 November 2016.

Conversation with Israeli illustrator and cartoonist Rutu Modan, 12th International Comics Festival, Budapest, 8 May 2016.

Blossza, Majomdaráló, and other Comics – Interview with Hungarian Comic Artists Gergely Madarász and Gergely Oravecz, at Írók Boltja, Budapest. 19 February, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4dPMPD2YCg

blossza majomdaráló írók boltja

Holocaust in Comic Books – Exhibition opened by me in the Israeli Cultural Institute, Budapest. 22 June 2015.

holokauszt képregényben

Comics in Literary Magazines – roundtable with the editors of Műút and Szépirodalmi Figyelő, 11th International Comics Festival, Budapest. 10 May 2015.

Conversation with comics artist Olivér Csepella, author of Nyugat + Zombik, Hungarocomix 2014, Budapest, 6 December 2014.

“Anne Frank and the Medium of Comics” Reading and Writing with Anne Frank, Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library, Budapest, 4 Nov 2014.

Conversation with Hélène Becquelin, 10th International Comics Festival, Budapest. 18 May 2014.

Moderator, Reading of young contemporary poets (Orsolya Bencsik, Endre Farkas Wellmann, Gábor Ádám Nyerges, Ákos Szolcsányi). Nyitott Műhely. 25 April 2014.

Introducing Liberty Limited by Károly Sándor Pallai, illustrated by PAF. Társalgó Galéria. [Art Salon Társalgó Galéria] PAF Day. 8 March 2014. tarsalgogallery.com/portfolio/paf-nap

Conversation with Hungarian comics artists Zsombor Huszka and András Baranyai, and collector Milán Kovács, Hungarocomix 2013, Budapest. 8 Dec 2013.

“Film and Literature: Batman.” – public lecture at “Kutatók éjszakája.” [Researchers’ Night] 28. Sept 2013. kutatokejszakaja.hu

 

2. Journalistic Work

Between 2015-2017 I was the editor of Kikötői hírek/angol (News on Anglo-American Literature) at muut.hu

Between 2015-2017 I published interviews with Hungarian comics artists at a regular interval at szifonline.hu.

A number of interviews I conducted with Hungarian comics artists are available at kepregeny.blog.hu.

In 2013-14 I was a regular reviewer at kilencedik.hu, one of Hungary’s largest websites on comics.

2.a Comics Reviews in English

A Review of An Olympic Dream by Reinhard Kleist. The Comics Journal 3 May 2016 Link

A Review of The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis. The Comics Journal 22 February 2016 Link

A Review of Rembrandt by Typex. The Comics Journal 11 November 2015 Link

“Can one still laugh about everything?” Comics Forum 21 March 2015. Link

2.b Select Reviews in Hungarian

„Hogyan került a szövegbuborék a képregénybe?” [How Was the Speech Bubble Integrated in Comics?] kilencedik.hu 13 February 2018 Link

“Brit istenek – Gillen & McKelvie: The Wicked + The Divine.” [British Gods – Gillen & McKelvie: The Wicked + The Divine] kilencedik.hu 14 January 2018 Link

“Is there such a thing as Eastern European Comics?”[article in Hungarian] felonline.hu 8 June 2014Link

“Spaces, Cities, Trivialities. Ben Katchor Comics Artist at the Café Amsterdam Festival,” [article in Hungarian] prae.hu 4 June 2014. Link

 

 

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