Transnational Insights into Comics — Study Day


On 30 September we are organizing at Het Pand a study day on transnational circulations and influences in comics. Through six case studies, we will look at particular ways of adaptation, domestication, repurposing, and other types of transnational circulation in comics, both in Europe and the Americas. Each lecture will be followed by a short reaction from a respondent, and a Q&A with the audience.

Download the program.



9:30 Welcome & Coffee

10:00-10:45 Ian Gordon (respondent Hugo Frey)

“Chiquinho: Brazilian Buster Brown or Bricolage”

10:45-11:30 Joe Sutliff Sanders (respondent María Porras Sánchez)

“A Duck, a Possum, and Shakespeare Walk into a Bar: How Mid-Century Comics Courted the Literary World”

11:30-12:15 Ivan Pintor Iranzo and Eva Van de Wiele (respondent Rhiannon McGlade)

“The Katzenjammer Kids’ transcultural mutations in Spanish and Italian children’s comics magazine”

12:15-13:30 Lunch break

13:45-14:30 Giorgio Busi Rizzi (respondent Inge Lanslots)

“Comics from the Blocks: Distant Reading Comics from Eastern and Western Europe, 1945-1989”

14:30-15:15 Hugo Frey (respondent Ian Gordon)

“Indochina war comics: a forgotten history from the Van Passen Collection”

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-16:30 Benoît Glaude (respondent Ivan Pintor)

“Captions and bubbles rewritten as a bridge over redrawn illustrations: Mickey Mouse and Secret Agent X-9 repurposed by Hachette in the early 1930s”


Practical info

Convention Center Het Pand,

Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent

room Oude Infirmerie

Register using this link before Monday 26 September.