This conference aims at constituting a pioneering cross-disciplinary platform in Portugal for a fruitful dialogue between the fields of Animation and Comics. Responding to a growing artistic and academic interest in these two media and to the new conceptual, practical and theoretical challenges they pose, we feel the need to provide a space for academics and artists to share ideas about these subjects.
These are very dynamic, and often under recognized areas in the arts, even though they often underlie some of the most successful cinematic productions of our time. As such, they are moving more and more into the mainstream consciousness, and attracting extensive audience and critical acclaim.
Organising Committee:
Ekaterina Smirnova – Universidade Católica Portuguesa (PT)
David Pinho Barros – Universidade Católica Portuguesa / Universidade do Porto (PT)
Jorge Ribeiro – Universidade Católica Portuguesa (PT)
Ricardo Megre – Universidade Católica Portuguesa (PT)
Sahra Kunz – Universidade Católica Portuguesa (PT)
Submission guidelines:
All submissions must be in English and include:
Title of the paper
Abstract (~300 words)
Keywords (7)
Biographical note (~300 words)
Abstract Submission/Biographic note – 14th February 2020
Notice of acceptance – 28th February 2020
Conference – 23/24th April 2020
Submission to CITAR Journal  – May 22nd
After undergoing the review process, articles will be published in a special issue of CITAR Journal

Further information: