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European Comics and Graphic Novels: British Comics

repository for resources and ideas about European Comics. To be imported to other guides as needed

British Comics

Useful Subject Headings

Comic books, strips, etc -- Great Britain

Comic books, strips, etc -- Scotland

Moore, Alan.

Gaiman, Neil.

Graphic novels

Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

History and Criticism Research 

Comic books, strips, etc -- Great Britain -- History and criticism

Comic books, strips, etc -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- History 

Comic books, strips, etc -- Publishing -- Great Britain -- History

Online Resources

  • Comics Forum Comics Forum was established in 2009 as part of Leeds’ annual sequential art festival Thought Bubble. The Comics Forum website regularly publishes articles on a wide range of topics. The site also hosts regular columns on comics scholarship in Germany, Manga Studies and a monthly news review. Comics Forum provides a range of scholarly resources, including a directory of comics scholars, documentation from affiliated conferences and a selection of digital texts.
  • Oxford Comics Network Comics meld different artistic and literary techniques to create new narrative modes that have important cultural, social and political implications. The Oxford Comics Network is designed to cultivate an open, democratic and inclusive environment where these varying implications can be discussed, debated and analyzed by students and academics of all levels. Featuring bi-weekly seminars with talks from visiting comics critics and practitioners throughout the Oxford term time, the network aims to facilitate a new interdisciplinary dialogue about a form that demands more comprehensive and ongoing critical analysis.

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