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Joint International Conference of Graphic Novels, Bandes Dessinées and Comics, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, July 2011

Hypercomics: The Shapes of Comics to Come, Pump House Gallery, London, 12 August – 26 September 2010

The Rut by Dave McKean: Hypercomics: The Shapes of Comics to Come, Pump House Gallery, London, 12 August – 26 September 2010

British Comics: A Cultural History, James Chapman (2011) London: Reaktion Books, 304pp., Hardback £25.00, ISBN: 978-1-86189-855-5

Of Comics and Men: A Cultural History of American Comics Books, Jean-Paul Gabilliet, trans. Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen (2010) Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 410 pages ISBN 978-1-60473-267-2, Hardback, $55.00 (£57.95)

Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels, A. David Lewis and Christine Hoff Kraemer (eds) (2010) New York: Continuum, 384pp., ISBN: 9780826430267, Paperback, £19.99

A Taste of Chlorine, Bastien Vivès (2011) Jonathan Cape Publishing, London: 144 pp., ISBN 9.78022E+12, h/bk, RRP £16.99

Document Type: Review Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/stic.2.2.375_4

Affiliations: 1: Instituto Franklin-UAH, and Greice Schneider, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with fellowship from the Brazilian Ministry of Education (CAPES/MEC) 2: University College London 3: Independent writer, curator and co-director of Comica Festival 4: California State University, Northridge 5: Lancaster University 6: GraphicMedicine.org and comics artist (under the name Thom Ferrier)

Publication date: January 5, 2012

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  • Studies in Comics aims to describe the nature of comics, to identify the medium as a distinct art form, and to address the medium's formal properties. The emerging field of comics studies is a model for interdisciplinary research and in this spirit this journal welcomes all approaches. This journal is international in scope and provides an inclusive space in which researchers from all backgrounds can present new thinking on comics to a global audience. The journal will promote the close analysis of the comics page/text using a variety of methodologies. Its specific goal, however, is to expand the relationship between comics and theory and to articulate a "theory of comics". The journal also includes reviews of new comics, criticism, and exhibitions, and a dedicated online space for cutting-edge and emergent creative work. 
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