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Ronald de Rooy

covers practically all visual media, ranging from traditional genres like drawings and oil paintings to ultra-modern digital art forms. In our visual postmodern culture it seems only natural that the medium of comics should also tap into the powerful

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Chris Gavaler

The continuing proliferation of comics definitions within an already abundant field suggests the inadequacy of not only specific instances but of definitional methods in general. Even bracketing social and historical factors and limiting analysis to

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Raphaël Baroni

mentions transgeneric and intermedial approaches that ‘explore the relevance of narratological concepts for the study of genres and media outside the traditional object domain of text-based literary narrative’. 2 It hardly needs to be said that comics, as

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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

complicate the normative girl ( Kearney 2011 ; Projansky 2014 ) and I explore here how and to what degree they position queer girlhoods as central. Comics are well suited to complicate girlhood because, as Hillary L. Chute argues, they “can perform the

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Flemish Comics versus Communist Atheism

Renaat Demoen’s Au pays de la grande angoisse (1950–1951)

Philippe Delisle

Belgian comics, which originated in conservative Catholic milieux between the wars, asserted their anti-Communism from the outset. 1 The first adventure of Tintin, launched at the beginning of 1929 in Le Petit Vingtième [The little twentieth

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From Pioneer of Comics to Cultural Myth

Castelao in Galician Graphic Biography

David Miranda-Barreiro

In one of the first academic studies on Galician comics, Germán Hermida suggested that banda deseñada was ‘a punto de estourar’ [about to explode] in 2005, 1 referring to how the medium was gathering momentum in Galicia. 2 This feeling was

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Perspectives on Cinema and Comics

Adapting Feature Films into French-Language Comics Serials during the Post-war Years

Alain Boillat

The purpose of this article is to examine intermedial transfers from comics to cinema while looking at a few methodological issues. 1 I will focus on the practice of adaptation in the specific editorial and historical context of French

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Mike Classon Frangos

Swedish artist Liv Strömquist has been at the centre of an explosion of feminist and left-wing political comics in Sweden since the early 2000s. Strömquist's comics have won prestigious literary awards, and she has been a regular contributor on

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Nicholas Robinette

From The Beano and The Dandy to 2000 A.D . and Warrior , the anthology format has had a special shaping influence on the history of British comics. The individual titles are sometimes as or more prominent than the anthology itself, as Dan

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Antonio Lázaro-Reboll

Any examination of the constitution of the Spanish field of comics between 1965 and 1975 requires a detailed contextualisation of wider historical, social and cultural processes across national borders and of the formation of comics cultures in