Thursday, August 8, 2013

Helvie at Plymouth State Medieval Forum

Sorry to have missed this:

Forrest C. Helvie recently presented on "When the Present Makes Contact with the Past: Comic Adaptations and Translations of Medieval and Early Modern Sources" at the 34th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Plymouth State University, on Saturday, 20 April. The essay is now on the website of Sequart Research & Literacy Organization at Apparently, this is an early (or alternate?) version of the essay Helvie published in The Once and Future Classroom (at, which I posted on earlier this summer.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lee on Robin Hood and Prince Valiant

With apologies for the multiple cross-postings:

Lee, Peter W. “Red Days, Black Knights: Medieval-themed Comic Books in American Containment Culture.”Corporate Medievalism II. Ed. Karl Fugelso. Studies in Medievalism 22. Cambridge, Eng.: D. S. Brewer-Boydell & Brewer, 2013. 181-200. Print.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Helvie on Teaching Comics

Came across the following by accident. It should be of value; Forrest does good, interesting work (both in Medieval Studies and Comics Studies).

Helvie, Forrest. "Teaching Comics in Medieval and Early Modern Classrooms." The Once and Future Classroom 11.1 (Spring 2013). Web. Available at

Medieval Comics News Updates

Two quick updates today, both related to blog posts.

Michael A. Johnson of UT Austin asks "Are Comics Medieval?" at the Pencil Panal Page blog and gives a heads up to the work of the Medieval Comics Project. includes the query "The first ever comic book?" over at Medieval News in reference to a tumblr posting by Damien Kempf highlighting "A medieval comic book", further evidence of sequential art in medieval manuscript illumination.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Update April 2013

A quick update.

Time and technology continue to conspire against me. Consequently, all activities and functions of The Medieval Comics Project have been cancelled for 2013 and 2014. No sessions will be run at PCA or any other venue.

I do, however, hope to have an update on the status of the Comics Get Medieval collections by the summer months.

Michael Torregrossa

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

2013 Session Updates

A much belated notice:

The 2013 sessions of "The Comics Get Medieval" solicited for both the Popular Culture Association annual conference and the Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum have been cancelled. Individuals who have submitted a proposal will receive an email later in the month and preference (if desired) for future sessions.

Contributors to "The Comics Get Medieval" collection should expect an update on the status of the project in the spring.

Michael Torregrossa