Hello E-merl readers! You’d like a little update on a couple of things I’ve been up to lately? Why certainly! First off, the academic journal on digital comics that I’ve co-edited is finally live on the web! Networking Knowledge 8.4: Digital Comics features six articles that between them cover webcomics, videogame fan comics, hypercomics and the crossover between digital comics and theatrical performance. Taken as a whole I think it’ll prove to be a very useful resource for anyone looking to expand their studies of the field.
My academic adventures continue, as I’m currently busy organising the world’s first Digital Comics symposium. The Comic Electric will be taking place on October 14th at The University of Hertfordshire. Myself and the rest of the Electricomics team will be there to deliver our research findings, and we’re keen to invite others to share their own digital comics research as part of the event. The deadline to submit abstracts for consideration is July 27th, so you’ve still got a few weeks to get writing – full submission details available over here.
What’s that E-merl readers? You’d also like to know what I was up to half-a-year-ago but forgot to mention? Well! I did do a nice little interview with Hannah Means Shannon at Bleeding Cool about my work on the Electricomics project. And Dan Berry and I had a lovely chat about digital comics (and my career and teaching and… stuff) for his podcast, Make It Then Tell Everybody. Well worth a listen, I’d say.