You can watch the 20-minute presentation on Monsters, a very creative and playful comic on STDs by Ken Dahl (penname for Gabby Schulz) on YouTube. This video was made for the Transitions 9: New Directions in Comics Studies conference in 2021. Before the actual video, I also would like to share sketchnotes made by fantastic … More Drawing and Transforming the Body in Ken Dahl’s Monsters: Video and Sketchnotes
This is my abstract for Transitions 9: New Directions in Comics Studies 2021 (Transitions was canceled in 2020 but will take place online this year – 2021. There will be live sketchnoting during the panels! I’ll speak on 8 April about a chapter of my book that I’ve not talked about at any conferences before. … More Drawing and Transforming the Body in Ken Dahl’s Monsters – Abstract for Transitions 9
I am looking forward to the 2021 conference of the Comics Studies Society. The topic this year is Re/Building Community. Here is my abstract. … More Drawing as Protest in The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Petr Sís – Abstract
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 … More Lynda Takes the Line for A Walk — Abstract for the Transitions 8 Conference
Here is the abstract of the paper I’m going to present at the Ninth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference, Retro! Time, Memory, Nostalgia, @Bournemouth University, UK, 27-29 June 2018 “Postmortemistical” Look: The Memory of Things and the Traces of Personhood in Roz Chast and Ben Katchor The paper investigates the ways personal relationships and memories are organized … More “Postmortemistical” Look: The Memory of Things and the Traces of Personhood in Roz Chast and Ben Katchor — Abstract
Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Memory A Symposium hosted by the TORCH Network University of Oxford, 22.06.2017 Joe Sacco’s reportage has often been studied in ethical frameworks, as his comics have shed light on both the background of journalistic work and on the creation of narratives in the comics form. Sacco’s comics contribute … More The Ethical Stakes of Style: Crosshatching and Testimony in Joe Sacco’s Comics. Abstract.
I’ll be talking at a panel at the 7th International Comics and Medicine Conference in Dundee in a couple of days (link). The topic of this year’s conf is “Stages and Pages”, and here is my abstract: Presence and Disappearance – The surface of the page and narrating sexual abuse in the works of … More Abstract – Presence and Disappearance: The surface of the page and narrating sexual abuse in the works of Debbie Drechsler and Katie Green