http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvrbJoqggMQ March 5-8, 2020 I attended NeMLA in Boston. I talked about: The Italian Comics Industry: Notes on the Production of Graphic Novels and Serial Comic Books In this talk I will illustrate current practices in the production and distribution of comics in Italy with regard to the graphic novel format and the serial comic-book... Continue Reading →
The Indiana University Comics Studies Group is pleased to announce our first conference, Panels on Panels, to be held on Thursday, February 13th and Friday, February 14th, 2020 in the Global and International Studies Building (Indiana University). For this inaugural conference, we have the pleasure to host as keynote speaker Scott Bukatman, professor of Media Studies at Stanford University. Panels on Panels is a two-day interdepartmental... Continue Reading →
January 17th I will participate in the roundtable "Luigi Bernardi e l'immaginario pop" and I will talk about Luigi Bernardi and his experience as editor of comics (L'Isola Trovata and Orient Express). Here is the link to the website of the event.
My article on the artistic career of Italian cartoonist Magnus is now available in the International Journal of Comic Art, as a result of my participation in The International Comic Arts Forum in April 2019. I'm proud to be published next to renowned international comics scholars, and my deepest gratitude goes to John Lent, who... Continue Reading →
In June, I participated in Mediating Italy in Global Culture Summer School, which is sponsored by the University of Bologna, in collaboration with Brown University, Dickinson College, The University of Michigan, The Ohio State University and Wesleyan University. The second edition of “Mediating Italy in Global Culture” offers an intensive learning experience where graduate and post-graduate... Continue Reading →
Starting from this semester 2019, Indiana University has an (almost) official Comics Studies Group. In Frebruary we will hold our first conference, "Panels on Panels". Stay tuned for more details!!
In the 80s, while Frank Miller and Alan Moore were exploring the comics medium to convey a new sense of temporality, the Italian cartoonist Sergio Toppi was similarly experimenting new reading and compositional strategies in his works, and particularly in his graphic novel Sharaz-De (1984), inspired by the Arabian Nights. This paper investigates Toppi’s approach... Continue Reading →