Archived entries for 2012

Call for Creators

This year’s MSU Comic’s Forum Artist Alley will be taking place on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 from 11 am to 5 pm In the Lookout! Gallery located on the 2nd floor of Michigan State University’s Residential College of Arts and Humanities in East Lansing MI. There is no cost to request table space for the MSU Comics Forum.

To request table space just download this form (PDF), complete the requested information, save the PDF and e-mail it as an attachment to Applications need to be submitted by Friday, December 17th, 2011.

Due to limited space the Artist Alley is going to be juried and not all requests will be met. Once the application is received it will be reviewed and you will be notified via e-mail by Friday, December 23rd, 2010 as to whether or not we are able to meet your request.

2012 Call for Submissions

The MSU Comics Forum will be accepting submissions for individual presentations, panel sessions, and roundtables as part of the event’s academic panel discussions on Feb. 4th, 2012.  Submissions accepted from a variety of disciplines and must be received by Dec 1st, 2011 at 5pm EST.  Download PDF file for details.

2012 MSU Comics Forum Dates & Keynote Speaker

The 2012 MSU Comics Forum will take place on the first weekend in February.  As usual, the keynote address will occur on the first evening, Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2012, while the panel discussions and artist alley will happen the following day, Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2012.  The location will be in Snyder/Philips Hall on the campus of Michigan State University (the same locations as the past two years).

Now for the exciting news!  This year the MSU Comics Forum is proud to announce award-winning comics artist and professor, Jessica Abel, as our keynote speaker.  Abel is at the forefront of comics in higher education, authoring the textbook, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, written in collaboration with her husband, the cartoonist Matt Madden; and the graphic novel La Perdida (Pantheon Books). Abel won both the Harvey and Lulu awards for ?Best New Talent? in 1997 and La Perdida won the 2002 ?Best New Series? Harvey Award. She teaches at New York?s School of Visual Arts, and Madden and Abel are also series editors for The Best American Comics.  She has been creating comics for over 20 years and continues to be an active creator today.  For more information, visit her website:

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The Michigan State University Comics Forum is sponsored by The MSU Department of Art, Art History and Design, The Journal of Popular Culture, Clem's Comics and Games, The MSU Department of English, The MSU Special Collections Library, Hollow Mountain Comics, Games & Collectibles, the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, MSU Muslim Studies Program, and BRD Printing.

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