Wednesday, February 20

Preben Hornung stuen, building 1422

9:00 Registration

10:00 Opening words

Felix Kühn Paulsen, Anna Vuorinne, Laura Antola

10:15 Keynote: Lukas R.A. Wilde: The Digitalization of Comics: Materiality, Form, Agency 

Chair: Felix Kühn Paulsen

11:30 Break

11:40 Panel: Exploring Digital Comics 

Chair: Harriet Earle

Giorgio Busi Rizzi: All possibilities: exploring the mediality of webcomics through Lorenzo Ghetti’s To Be Continued

Bernhard Frena: Digital Comic’s Queer Materiality. On Physical Entanglements with Virtual Forms

12:40 Lunch

14:00 Panel: Comics in Social Media 

Chair: Charlotte Johanne Fabricius

Jacob Habinc: Authorship and Instagram – Swedish comic book artist’s creative process on social media

Felix Kühn Paulsen: Instagram webcomics – Danish mommy blogging comics

15:00 Coffee

15:15 Panel: Remembering the Past, Reconstructing the Present

Chair: Laura Antola

Aura Nikkilä & Anna Vuorinne: Empathy through multimodal storytelling. Graphic and photographic representation in Hanneriina Moisseinen’s The Isthmus

Kin Wai Chu: Comic documentary: pencilling the past in portraits

Maxim Kirs Thomasen: Poland cannot into space. Exploring the re-structuring of the East-West narrative in Europe

16:45 See you tomorrow!

Thursday, February 21

Kasernens Lille Sal, building 1585

9:00 Panel: Medial Experiments

Chair: Alex Fitch

Anssi Hynynen: The Kontent of the Form: George Herriman, Krazy Kat and the Wild Early Years of Newspaper Comics

Gunnar Krantz: New ways of making comics

Ian Hague: Incompatible Futures?: Incompatibility as Technical Constraint and Historical Process in Digital Comics

Ilan Manouach: Conceptual Comics. An Industrial Form of Expression

11:00 Break

11:10 Panel: Analyzing Comics

Chair: Laura Antola

Barbora Pýchová: Verbal pictorial narrator in autobiographical comics

Kristy Beers Fägersten: The case for applying conversation analysis to comics

12:10 Lunch

13:10 Panel: Health, Illness & Trauma

Chair: Anne Magnussen

Lisbeth Frølunde: Graphic medicine: How do the materialities of ink, image and illness relate?

Harriet Earle: ‘Margin in the Middle’: Why the Gutter is Central to Trauma Comics

Raisa Aho: Embodied metaphor and traumatic memory in Becoming/Unbecoming by Una and Today is the last day of the rest of your life by Ulli Lust

14:40 Coffee

15:00 Panel: Comics, Gender & Feminist Activism

Chair: Anna Vuorinne

Leena Romu: Women comics artists in Finland and the conditions of comics production in the 1990s

Anna Nordenstam & Margareta Wallin Wictorin: Draw the line – Swedish feminist comics artist’s material contribution to the #MeToo movement

16:00 Break

16:15-17:45 Presentation and Workshop: Materiality, narrative and place

Chair: Felix Kühn Paulsen

Christian Skovgaard

18:30 Dinner

Friday, February 22

Mogens Zieler stuen, building 1422

9:00 Keynote: Christina Meyer: Ephemerality, Materiality, Seriality: Comics in Newspapers

Chair: Felix Kühn Paulsen

10.15 Break

10.30 Panel: Understanding Superheroes

Chair: Harriet Earle

Marco Favaro: Superheroes Comics: How the medium defines the genre

Charlotte Johanne Fabricius: Superhero Comics as Affective Surface/ing

Laura Antola: Cutting up comic books. Adapting Marvel’s superheroes in Finland

12:00 Roundtable Discussion: The Present and the Future of Comics Studies in the Nordic Countries and Beyond

Moderator: Anna Vuorinne

Panelists: Anne Magnussen, Essi Varis, Margareta Wallin Wictorin

12:45 Lunch

13:45 Panel: Medial, Experiential, and Spatial Materialities

Chair: Laura Antola

Oskari Rantala: “Some things tucked inside have fallen out”. Intermedial Materiality and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Essi Varis: It Figures: Multimodal Characters as Experience Products

Alex Fitch: Comic Buildings

15:15 Coffee

15:30 Artist Roundtable

Chair: Felix Kühn Paulsen

With Sofie Louise Dam, Rune Ryberg, Signe Parkins and Christian Skovgaard

16:30 Closing Remarks

Felix Kühn Paulsen, Anna Vuorinne, Laura Antola