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Music and Noir in Comics: Reading Thompson and Campbell's Jem and the Holograms and Díaz Canales and Guarnido's Blacksad with Susan Bond and Hailey J. Austin.

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Music and Noir in Comics: Reading Thompson and Campbell's Jem and the Holograms and Díaz Canales and Guarnido’s Blacksad with Susan Bond and Hailey J. Austin.

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On this second webinar co-hosted by Paula Clemente Vega (Open Library of Humanities) and Dr Peter Wilkins (editor, The Comics Grid; Douglas College, Canada) panelists Hailey J. Austin (University of Dundee) and Susan Bond (University of Toronto) will discuss their respective Comics Grid articles on Noir and Music in Díaz Canales and Guarnido’s Blacksad (2000) and Musical Sequences in Thompson and Campbell's Jem and the Holograms (2015).

Participants are strongly encouraged to read both articles in preparation for the webinar.  

Articles to discuss: 

• Austin, H.J., 2019. “That Old Black Magic”: Noir and Music in Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido’s Blacksad. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 9(1), p.12. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/cg.156

• Bond, S., 2020. “It’s Showtime, Synergy!”: Musical Sequences in Jem and the Holograms. The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, 10(1), p.4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/cg.144

The Comics Grid Webinar Series will offer an online opportunity to chat live with authors about their articles published recently in the journal. Each episode will focus on two articles whose potential thematic and/or methodological interconnections can be explored and contrasted in order to stimulate scholarly discussion, collective learning and further research.  You can watch the first webinar of the series, "Troubling Boundaries, Leaking Forms: Reading Bechdel's Fun Home and Carroll's Through the Woods with Dr Jeanette D'Arcy and Dr Miranda Corcoran" here.

This event is organised by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With initial funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.

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    Hailey J. Austin recently submitted her PhD (University of Dundee) and is (im)patiently awaiting her viva. Her research explores representations of anthropomorphism and fetish across comics genres, such as the similarities between superhero and erotic comics, as well as noir and science fiction. She argues that modern genres share the common ancestor of pulp magazines, explaining fetishistic similarities between them. She has been published several times in open access journals as well as book chapters. On top of her academic publications, she is also an accomplished comics writer, having written several Commando comics for DC Thomson as well as Oor Wullie strips for The Sunday Post. She's on twitter @HaileyJayAustin.

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    Susan Bond is a librarian and a dramaturg. She holds an MA and an MI, both from the University of Toronto. Her current appointment is as Migration Coordinator (Librarian) in the Metadata Technologies Department of the University of Toronto. She is on twitter @susancbond.

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    Hosts: Paula Clemente Vega (Open Library of Humanities) and Dr Peter Wilkins (editor, The Comics Grid; Douglas College, Canada). They are both on Twitter, @Paula_C_Vega and @wilkinspeter

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