The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is an open access, open peer review academic journal dedicated to comics scholarship. The journal aims to make original contributions to the field of comics studies and to advance the appreciation of graphic narrative.
We aim to promote comics scholarship within academia and the general public with contributions that present specialised knowledge in an accessible language. As a publishing platform we encourage digital research, public engagement and collaboration.
CFP - Special Collection: Creating Comics, Creative Comics
Special Collection Editors:
Brian Fagence (University of South Wales)
Geraint D’Arcy (University of South Wales)
with editorial support from The Comics Grid´s editorial team, led by Kathleen Dunley, Ernesto Priego and Peter Wilkins
Deadline for submissions: 1st October 2018
The First USW Cardiff: Comics Symposium (1st and 2nd June 2018) was interested in creator’s perspectives. It explored comics and creativity.
Following this symposium, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship invites papers for a special collection examining the practice of creating comics, and the particulars of storytelling in comics.
Colleagues who presented at the Symposium are invited to expand the work of their original presentation submissions into articles of 4000-6000 words.
This call however is open to all comics practitioners and scholars, including those who may not have presented at The First USW Cardiff: Comics Symposium, as its intention is to both complement and expand the remit of the original Symposium.
The original call asked: does changing a panel change the story? How might a medium’s materiality affect its construction and reception?
Pudovkin stated that “In order to write a scenario suitable for filming, one must know the methods by which the spectator can be influenced from the screen” (Pudovkin 1949: 1), and referring to adaption Weaver suggests this is“the act of translating a story from one medium to another. To do so, you must be cognizant of the needs and storytelling techniques of each medium.” (Weaver 2012: 83). This special collection addresses these needs from the point of view of the creators involved in the production and creation of comics and extends the conversations begun at the symposium.
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