Comics Day in Helsinki - Jessica Abel

Comics Day in Helsinki

I’ll be speaking on an all-star program of comics faculty (oh, and Scott McCloud) at a two-day conference on comics teaching at Sarjakuvakeskus (yes, I did cut and paste that, thank you).

It’s either called “Comics Day” or “International Comics Seminar” or “Comics Teaching”–put put all those together and you get what they’re talking about. Some info follows. Full info on their site.

WHO FOR: Comics professionals, teachers, students and researchers

WHEN: 24th – 25th March 2011, 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Heltech Auditorium, Muotoilijankatu 3, 00560 Helsinki, Finland.

ENTRY: 120 €

BOOKING: Email, see more below. Seats are limited.


The programme consists of lectures and panels. Main talks feature Scott McCloud (USA), Jessica Abel (USA), Markus Huber (Germany), Thierry Van Hasselt (Ecole supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc Bruxelles, Belgium) and Dan Berry (Glyndwr University, UK).

Seminar themes include:

-The Language of Comics
-Comics Teaching and Use in Education

Also: State of Comics Education in Nordic Countries from Folk High Schools to MAs – Introductions to Nordic comics schools and other education, including adaptive use of comics in different contexts

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