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[general] SAW Now Accepting Applications for our Single-Year Intensive Program

Posted 19 Dec, 2011

From the Sequential Artists Workshop:

SAW (The Sequential Artists Workshop) is accepting applications for its single-year intensive program, perfect for serious students of comic book storytelling and sequential art. Whether your interest is personal stories, graphic novels, or genre comics or whether your concern is for entertainment, literary depth, or personal expression, then our program is for you.

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[general] John Porcellino Workshop in March 5-9, 2012

Posted 19 Dec, 2011

An announcement from SAW, the Sequential Artists Workshop:

John Porcellino's Workshop is up and running and we're already making arrangements for our attendees. The early-bird price of $250 will go up at the end of the year, so get in now. See more info on the SAW website, here, or just sign up, here

For attendees, we have a separate message:

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[general] SAW Introductory Comics Workshops for Adults and Teens, starting January

Posted 19 Dec, 2011

The following is an announcement by the Sequential Artists Workshop:

Adult and Teen Classes

New classes in January

Announcing a brief 5-week introductory Comics Workshop Class for Adults

Jan 12-Feb 16 (we'll skip Jan 26 to visit Gene Yang at the Alachua County Library.)

We'll try to cover everything (see below) but what we don't cover we'll offer in later, more intensive adult classes, beginning in April.

Go to to register using PayPal, or email us about other methods.

A teen class starting Jan 7 will begin at The Doris Center in Gainesville.

See more on the SAW blog

[cfp] ImageTexT Shakespeare and Visual Rhetoric Special Issue

Posted 12 Dec, 2011

ImageTexT is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on Shakespeare and Visual Rhetoric, to be released in Fall 2012. The issue will be guest edited by Richard Burt (Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media, Unspeakable Shaxxxspeares) and co-edited by ImageTexT production editor, Katherine Shaeffer.

The works of William Shakespeare comprise one of the most widely (and consistently) revised, adapted, rewritten and reappropriated bodies of writing by a single author in the world. ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies seeks to take advantage of this figure's continual prominence in popular media by examining the visual heritage of Shakespeare from a perspective which prioritizes the association of word with image. In 2012, ImageTexT will be producing a special issue devoted to investigating the intersection between Shakespeare and visual rhetoric. The analysis of comics based on Shakespeare's work will of course be welcome in this issue, but we are also looking for articles that expand the thinking of the word/image relationship beyond the comic book.

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[publication] Mohawk Media PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release: Thursday 8 December 2011


Posted 10 Dec, 2011

Publisher Mohawk Media has today released a graphic novel featuring all-new action hero, Tough Guy.

The British team of writer Chris Bunting and artist Steve Beckett is joined by American art legend Herb Trimpe.

Writer Chris Bunting says: "The comic book world was in dire need of a true all-ages character. Enter Tough Guy. While he has to contend with a modern threat in the form of a terrorist organisation, he still has one foot in the past, when comic books were more concerned with entertaining than being edgy.

"There isn't an artist more qualified to illustrate the cover than Herb Trimpe, whose art has graced some of the most entertaining comic books. Like the eponymous character, Herb Trimpe's art pulls no punches."

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[cfp] Further Studies in Jewish Comics

Posted 09 Dec, 2011

The scholarship surrounding comics and graphic novels has proliferated over the past several years, as has studies focusing on particular comics themes or visual texts created by certain ethnic communities. In light of these convergent fields of inquiry, I am pulling together a diverse edited collection of essays devoted to comics and Jewishness. The scope of this book will take in the theoretical, literary, and socio-historical contexts of comics and its links to Jewish identity, history, and discourse. This will be an expansion of the "Jewish Comics" special issue of Shofar that was published in Winter 2011 (vol. 29, no. 2).

I am particularly interested in essays that focus on writers and topics that have received little or no coverage in the scholarship.

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[cfp] Justice Framed: Law in Comics and Graphic Novels
Law Text Culture Volume 16

Posted 08 Dec, 2011
I love you, but why must you love the law? 'Tis plain for all to see that she's a whore...that virtuous persons have no need to woo; that villains screw, then studiously ignore.
-Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Comics and graphic novels are gripped by issues of law, legality, order, and justice. However legal scholarship, even in the emerging field of law and popular culture, has yet to return the obsession, studiously ignoring the insight and opportunity comics provide for illuminating, developing, and critiquing law. The goal of Volume 16 of Law Text Culture will be to rectify this villainous oversight.

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