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Narrating Violence. A Comic Exhibition: Guided Zoom Tour with Dr. Marina Rauchenbacher

Join the UBC Comics Studies Cluster and Dr. Marina Rauchenbacher via Zoom on April 2, 2024 @ 8AM PT/5PM CES for a guided Zoom Tour of her “Narrating Violence.  A Comic Exhibition” at the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna. You can register here. The exhibition features selected works by more than 30 international artists, such as Alison Bechdel, Anke Feuchtenberger, Regina Hofer […]


Games for Decolonization Workshop (March 21-22, 2024)

Please join the UBC Comics Studies Cluster & CMS Narratives Group on Thursday, March 21 & Friday, March 22 for the Games for Decolonization Workshop!  The Games and Decolonization Workshop is an interdisciplinary forum dedicated to examining the intersections between board games and discourses of settler colonialism, decolonization, Indigenous sovereignty, and social justice. This two-day event will bring […]


Event Spotlight: Why Comics?

This event is part of the Art and Testimony Webinar Series 2024 co-hosted by the University of Victoria’s Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education project and the UBC-V Public Humanities Hub. Why comics? Why is the graphic art medium ideally suited to represent history, memory, and the process of remembering? Our comics scholars provide […]


Event Spotlight: Reading and Talk with Cartoonist Walter Scott about Wendy

Join us for a Reading and Talk with Cartoonist Walter Scott, where he will read from his beloved comic series, Wendy, and will discuss his creative process and career as a cartoonist and visual artist. Walter is an interdisciplinary artist working across comics, drawing, video, performance and sculpture. His comics series, Wendy, chronicles the continuing misadventures of […]


Event Spotlight: Join us for the Book Launch of “Politically Animated”

Join us for the Book Launch of Jennifer Nagtegaal’s book, “Politically Animated: Non-fiction Animation from the Hispanic World.” The event will feature Prof. Robert Davidson (UofT) & Prof. Elizabeth “Biz” Nijdam of the UBC Comics Studies Cluster, and will take place at Greenwood College, UBC.                      […]


News Media Spotlight the CSC’s “Remember” Project

The “Remember” Comics Project is a collaboration between the UBC Comics Studies Cluster, Indigenous media personality and award-winning podcaster Tchadas Leo, and the nonprofit Education without Borders that combines the rich oral histories of the Homalco First Nation with the vibrant visuality of the comics medium. The project began in Summer 2023, and with the first drafts […]

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Call for Artist Applications: Immigration Detention in Canada – Law and Lived Experience

Project description The Comics Studies Research Cluster at UBC is seeking applications from cartoonists to work on an exciting new graphic novel project. The project seeks to capture the lived experience of Canadian immigration detention through comics.  The project will involve working with 2-3 individuals who arrived in Canada as refugees and were subject to […]


The “Remember Comics” Project’s Site Visit to Bute Inlet with the Homalco First Nation

In November 2023, the UBC Comics Studies Cluster (CSC) and the non-profit Education without Borders (EwB) joined the Homalco First Nation on a site visit to Bute Inlet. The visit took place as part of the CSC’s “Remember” Comics project, a partnership that is led by Homalco media personality Tchadas Leo and cofounded by EwB.  […]


Work-In-Progress: Exams Under Anesthesia (EUA) Graphics

“Exams Under Anaesthesia (EUA) Graphics: Equity and Neurodiversity in the Operating Room” is a project undertaken by Dr. Anamaria Richardson and the UBC Comic Studies Cluster that sought nine cartoonists to create nine short (8–12 page) comics based on interviews with the parents of neurodiverse children on their experience in the BC healthcare system. Applications […]


Biz Nijdam Presenting at MOA’s 2023 Visual + Material Culture Research Seminar Series

On November 9th, CENES’s Biz Nijdam will be presenting on “Graphic Historiography: Comics and/on Historical Writing” at the 2023 Visual + Material Culture Research Seminar Series hosted by UBC’s Museum of Anthropology. Elizabeth “Biz” Nijdam is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies. Since Art Spiegelman’s Maus, comics and the representation of German history have […]