Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Academic Journal: European Comic Art

European Comic Art is a new academic journal on comics, published by Liverpool UP. The journal's website describes it better than I can (especially since I haven't seen a copy yet):
European Comic Art will be the first English-language scholarly publication devoted to the study of European-language graphic novels, comic strips, comic books and caricature. Published in association with the American Bande Dessinée Society and the International Bande Dessinée Society, European Comic Art builds on existing scholarship in French-language comic art and will be able to draw on the scholarly activities undertaken by both organisations. However, our editorial board and consultative committee bring expertise on a wider European area of comic art production and the journal will emphasise coverage of work from across Europe, including Eastern Europe.
Given the contents of the first issue, including its roster of contributing scholars, this journal should become an essential resource. Get your library to order a subscription, pronto!
  • Introduction - Laurence Grove, Mark McKinney, Ann Miller, and Hugo Frey ... 0
  • Bande dessinee and the Cinematograph: Visual narrative in 1895 - Lance Rickman ... 1
  • De Luca and Hamlet: Thinking outside the box - Paul Gravett ... 21
  • Family History and Social History: Etienne Davodeau's reportage of reality in Les Mauvaises gens - Clare Tufts ... 37
  • Autobiographical Innovations: Edmond Baudoin's Eloge de la poussière - Matthew Screech ... 57
  • A Few Words about The System of Comics and More... - Thierry Groensteen ... 87
  • News and Reviews - edited by Hugo Frey ... 95
  • Artwork by Tanitoc
The first issue of European Comic Art is now available. For more information, see the journal's website.

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