"Understanding comics is a serious business": this is not a secret for the rest of the world. The first "ComixStudies" conference created by the "ComixStudies" project and the Comics Library of Saint Petersburg conveys this maxim to Russian authors, who dedicated their lives to comics but were afraid to admit this.
There were 12 speakers on our first conference, who are interested in history, cultural studies and semiotics of comics. Russian classic literature in comics, Russian manga and lubok, superhero comics and marketing, historical tragedies, post-apocalypse, and even problems of the comics translation. Come, listen, and discuss our articles on the first "ComixStudies" on June 25, 26, 2017.
You can read a review about our event in the article of Vasiliy Vladimirskiy "Comics studies: introspection experience" on the website Rava Avis .