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
I made a short video to introduce the basic ideas of my book. … More Comics and the Body is now released
Contrary to the myths inherited from the 80s and later, the graphic novel was not invented or made popular exclusively by Will Eisner or his manager. In my latest Patreon project I dig into the origins of the graphic novel format and I also explore the origins of the term. A teaser of the project is now available for anyone on my website. … More Where Do Graphic Novels Come From?
Legutóbbi Patreon projectemben annak jártam utána, honnan származik a graphic novel formátum és maga a szó. Ellentétben a 80-as években (és utána) népszerűvé vált mítoszokkal, a graphic novelt nem Will Eisner vagy a managere találta ki vagy kezdte el népszerűsíteni. … More Honnan ered a graphic novel, azaz a képregénykönyv?
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
I talk about my personal journey as a comics scholar with Frederick Luis Aldama. I also talk about what I think of drawing, how comics and the body are related, and what my latest publications are about. It is an honor to be part of this videocast series. … More Video: Discussing Comics with Frederick Luis Aldama
I am happy to share with you my first finished Patreon project. Patreon projects help me keep on academic work in the circumstances I do not want to waste time on describing now, I have done so here, in the general introduction of my Patreon endeavor. Patreon projects are academic investigations that create a bridge … More Why is vulnerability so important in Le Guin’s Earthsea? – Patreon News
These past months have been very difficult because it seems that being from Eastern Europe and being primarily a comics scholar (though I have also taught literature) make it impossible to get a job in academia either here in Hungary or in the EU / UK. This has negatively influenced all my other projects, such … More I have started a Patreon page
Editors Martha Kuhlman and José Alaniz have found, explored, brought to us a topic that is hardly ever discussed: the comics of Eastern Europe. I also contributed with a chapter. … More Important Book on Comics in Eastern Europe 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 … More My Review of Nimona and Women in Battle is Out