The IBDS (International Bande Dessinée Society ) is a forum for scholarly exchange on all aspects of the bande dessinée, or French-language comic strip. We welcome all critical approaches, be they historical, sociological, political, literary, linguistic or other.
The society produces a twice-yearly journal, European Comic Art, and IBDS conferences have taken place in Leicester, Manchester, London and Glasgow.
Registration now open for 2013 Conference!
Please see the conference page for registration and information on conference dinner, accommodation and travel.
European Comic Art- New Issue Now Available!
The new issue of European Comic Art ( volume 5, number 2) is now available from Berghahn Journals. It focuses on cultural difference and diversity in French language comics. Included are articles on Joan Sfar’s Chagall en Russie and Gabonese bandes dessinées La Vie du Pahé and Dipoula.
For the full Table of Contents, please see Volume Five’s page.
Comics In French: The European Bande Dessinée in Context now available in paperback!
Comics In French: The European Bande Dessinée in Context by Laurence Grove has been released in paperback by Berghahn Books. For a limited time, orders made with this flyer will receive a 25% discount.