15th International Comics Festival Budapest

3/1I have survived the busiest couple of months of my life. I have been the main organizer of the 5-day (!) 15th International Comics Festival, Budapest. I have also become the chair of the Ninth Art Foundation, a foundation working on promoting comics culture in Hungary. Here is our festival poster, drawn by Miklós Felvidéki, and below are some details: 3/2 As part of the … Continue reading 15th International Comics Festival Budapest

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

Community Comics Library Opened on 13 Dec

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 so many comics donated that there is no more place … Continue reading Community Comics Library Opened on 13 Dec

Lynda Takes the Line for A Walk — Abstract for the Transitions 8 Conference

Lynda Takes the Line for A Walk: Attitudes and Philosophies of Drawing in Lynda Barry’s Comics Transitions 8, 10 November, Birkbeck, University of London (detailed program) Lynda Barry’s What It Is (2008), Picture This (2009), and Syllabus (2014) are not simply educational or self-help books on making comics, they reveal Barry’s theory about drawing and about creation. In my presentation I examine what Barry’s explanatory … Continue reading Lynda Takes the Line for A Walk — Abstract for the Transitions 8 Conference

Roundtables on Literary adaptation comics and animation

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 talk about Rejtő’s novels. Rejtő was a journalist and writer … Continue reading Roundtables on Literary adaptation comics and animation

Kids’n’Comics – Exhibition opening

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 rich and entertaining exhibition till 27 Oct 2018. Exhibiting artists: … Continue reading Kids’n’Comics – Exhibition opening

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