Comics Forum– Two-day annual conference and website with related articles- next edition November 2014.


International Comic Arts Forum– Annual conference dedicated to scholarly study of comics from around the world.


Comics Grid – an online scholarly comics journal, Open, collaborative and free.


International Journal of Comic Art (IJOCA)– Scholarly journal published thrice-yearly featuring research on any aspect of comic art. Latest issue Spring 2014 (v 16 no.1).


The Comics Journal – Long-running comics review. Site features blog and comprehensive archive of back issues.


Comicalités– online scholarly journal of bande dessinée, illustration, caricature and animation (French./English).


DBD– French-language magazine (available digitally or as a paper version) with bande dessinée news and criticism.


Neuvième Art 2.0– Online BD Journal, published by the CIBDI. (see below). Edited by critic Thierry Groensteen.  (French)


BDZoom– Constantly updated site with the latest bande dessinée news, interviews, sales figures and info on new releases.(in French)


ToutEnBD– Site with news, criticism, events listings,review, interviews and and a very useful online directory of BD info ( in French)


BDInfo– another BD news source. In addition to news, events and interviews, it also features videos and sample pages from new bandes dessinées (in French)


Cool French Comics– slightly outdated (last updated  Oct. 2011) but very useful timeline of the development of BD as well as a list of featured characters.


Comics comprising comprehensive bibliography of writing about bande dessinée and international comic art. A detailed content description is provided for most works together with a critical review. A particularly helpful section provides bibliographic references for specific BD genres – crime, horror etc. Also includes a blog listing funding opportunities/calls for papers/conferences.


COMIXSCHOLARS Listserv –   Serves as an academic forum for those involved in research, criticism and teaching related to comics art. All aspects of comics and cartooning from around the world are open for discussion. Likewise, theoretical and critical perspectives from all academic fields are invited.


BugPowder– Excellent site dedicated to the promotion of small-press UK Comics



La Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image– France’s national BD museum and research centre, located in Angoulême. (French/English)

Festival Internationale de la  Bande Dessinée– Major annual festival which takes place in Angoulême, France. (French/English)