For the list of our past activities, see here.


Children’s Drawings in Comics · Research Workshop (4/26/2022)- Commonly drawn for children, comics have a particular link to lines drawn by children. Since at least Rodolphe Töpffer, who in 1848 praised the "liveliness of movement" of the little men doodled in the margins, children’s drawings have been regularly… Read more
Serialities Day (2/28/2022)- 13 May 2022, Faculteitsbibliotheek Letteren en Wijsgebeerte, Library Lab Magnel   10:30-12:00 Popular Serial Narratives: Genre Politics and Periodical Histories Workshop with Prof. Daniel Stein (Siegen)   12:00-13:30 Lunch break   13:30-14:30 Alain Van Passen collection visit   14:45-16:15 Sérialités… Read more
The communication format of Corriere dei Piccoli: Birth and fortune of an epoch-making magazine   (2/25/2022)- 31 March 2021, 08:30-9:45 — Blandijn, 2nd floor, room 2.25 Talk by Lorenzo Di Paola, University of Messina/University of Salerno   The Corriere dei Piccoli was born at a particular moment in Italian history, between old systems of literary communication… Read more
Digital comics: media and generational transformations (2/25/2022)- 3 March 2021, 11:30-12:30 — Blandijn, first floor, Faculteitszaal Talk by Lorenzo Di Paola, University of Messina/University of Salerno   Comics are a very particular medium capable of living between the fragile boundaries that separate the various media narratives. A… Read more
Children Characters in Thai Comics (1/4/2022)- Nicolas Verstappen, lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, will come on Wednesday 5th January to give a talk on children characters in Thai comics. He is the author of a recent first English-language historical overview of comics in… Read more
Comics Strike Back — Call for Papers (11/22/2021)- Our colleague Giorgio Busi Rizzi organizes a conference on digital comics which will take place in Ghent next summer, 11 to 13 July 2022: Comics Strike Back: Digital Comics, Digital Audiences, Digital Practices: Digital comics encompass a variety of works,… Read more
Drawing Back, Revealing and Subverting Belgian Colonial Legacy in Comics (11/4/2021)- 30 Nov. 2021, 9:30-11:00 — Blandijn, first floor, Faculteitszaal Talk by Alicia Lambert, Université catholique de Louvain   The last two decades have been marked by a revival of (de)colonial issues in Belgian public, political, and artistic debates, including in… Read more
How to Frame World War II in Comics: Issues of Representation and Formats (11/4/2021)- 17 Nov. 2021, 9:00-12:00 — Blandijn, third floor, Camelot meeting room Talk and discussion by Prof Kees Ribbens (NIOD/Erasmus University Rotterdam)   Bio Kees Ribbens is a senior researcher at NIOD, where he has worked since 2006. He is also… Read more
Unpacking Norbert Moutier’s Juvenilia (10/21/2021)- 19 Nov. 2021, 15:00 — Faculteitsbibliotheek Letteren en Wijsgebeerte, Library Lab Magnel Déballage des bandes dessinées d'enfance de Norbert Moutier Xavier Girard, coordinateur pédagogique à l'ESAD Orléans, a réuni un impressionnant corpus d'archives des bandes dessinées d'enfance de Norbert Moutier.… Read more
Summer school workshop for children (8/25/2021)- For the ZomerWijs in de Wijk intiative of the Onderwijscentrum Gent we organized a small workshop comics reading and making for children between 8 and 12. After a short reading of Matthew Forsythe's Pokko heeft een trommel adapted for Kamishibai-format… Read more