For the list of our past activities, see here.


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
Workshops on Italian fumetti at Sint-Lievenscollege Ghent (7/8/2021)- October 2020 PhD student Eva Van de Wiele introduced fifteen-year-old pupils of Sint-Lievenscollege to the wonders of (Italian) comics. Watch this video for a brief recap of the three workshops. This folder gives an overview of the three workshops, the… Read more
Picturing Girlhood · Keynote by Mel Gibson (6/24/2021)- Our digital symposium Sugar and Spice, and the Not So Nice: Comics Picturing Girlhood  was launched on 22 April 2021 with a profound and personal keynote by Mel Gibson. Using herself as a case study she reflected on being a… Read more
Comics on the Outside (5/27/2021)- Bandes dessinées hors-champs / Comics on the Outside Université libre de Bruxelles | 2-4 June 2021   This international conference aims at seizing this complex and hard-to-translate notion of the corpus hors-champ (Menu 2011), locating an ‘outside’ of comics. This notion can facilitate… Read more
Doctoral Schools Course on Text, Image, Sound (4/27/2021)- COMICS members are involved in the 20cc Doctoral Schools course on Text, Image Sound: Intermedial Crossings starting this Wednesday! Interested in individual lectures or reading groups? Please contact Read more
Summer school “Ricerca a Fumetti” (3/16/2021)- Our colleagues Giorgio Busi Rizzi and Eva Van de Wiele are hosting at Ghent University an Italian-language summer school Ricerca a fumetti: generi, forme, declinazioni from July 12 to 15, 2021. The call is open until May 1st. Read more