Friday, February 21, 2020

Comics as Communication: A Functional Approach

My academic monograph, Comics as Communication: A Functional Approach is now available from Palgrave Macmillan. It explores an approach to the description and analysis of graphic narrative texts using an approach modelled on the work of MAK Halliday.

You can find out more and purchase a copy via this link.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Welcome to the blog archive

This blog is mostly dormant, and remains a place to see samples from 2009’s Because I Am collection.

You’ll find some scholarly comics on the page linked in the menu above, and more details on my academic work at my page.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Research as comics - Applied Comics Network

Selina lock has blogged the excellent Applied Comics Network meetup I attended recently -- with illustration including some of the comic-form notes I took at the session.

Graduate School Reading Room: Research as comics - Applied Comics Network

Saturday, April 25, 2015

BCCS Symposium & Comics Tea Party

Coming soon: British Consortium of Comics Scholars are hosting a symposium and 'comics tea party' at Sussex University. Details are here:

The event is on 30th May 2015 from 10pm. Looking forward to it!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Modernist Afterlives

I'm speaking at University of London's Contemporary Fiction seminar this weekend, on the subject of echoes of modernism in Abstract Comics. Should be interesting!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Over at Graphixia, Peter Wilkins has a writeup of the Bournemouth Comics Rock conference, at which I presented on the work done at Park College creating '24-hour' comics. Both days are covered over two posts, and Peter's review is also appearing on The Comics Grid.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Popped into Dave's Comics today to find that they'd sold all the handful of copies of Because I Am they were keeping there.  Yay!

I'll take them a few more soon - just going to add sticky labels including quotes from the generous reviews it's got. ;)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cinematics Sans Cutscenes

Excellent article about storytelling in videogames - without giving up and making you sit down and watch a movie.

Notable for its use of Mascelli's Five C's of Cinematography - though I think there's more to be explored here.