What is ComFor?

The “Gesellschaft für Comicforschung”, Society for Comics Studies (ComFor) supports research into comics in German-speaking regions as well as international co-oparations. ComFor aims to further communication and mutual insights as well as shared projects among comic scholars and researchers; organizes conferences, panels and courses; supports projects with advice; publishs comics research; and represents comics studies and their results in academic and popular media. ComFor welcomes comics studies from all disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary and international exchange.

ComFor organizes annual academic conferences on various topics within the field of comics research and publishes specialist literature. This website offers public information on Calls for papers, conferences, publications, and news from our field. A bi-monthly English summary can be found in our column at the British Comics Forum (comicsforum.org). The internal newsletter collects further information on recent research, teaching, and exhibitions. ComFor also supports the Bonner Online-Bibliography for Comics Studies (www.comicforschung. uni-bonn.de).

ComFor was first founded on February 11, 2005, at Koblenz. The Society was reconstituted as “ComFor e.V.” on April 11, 2014, at Frankfurt am Main.

ComFor invites everyone interested in comics studies to join as an active or supporting member. The membership mostly converses in German. Comics researchers and scholars can apply for active membership by submitting a quick overview of completed and planned research comics to the presidium (info@comicgesellschaft.de). The
annual dues are € 25,-. Everyone not engaged in comics research, but willing to support comics scholarship and wanting to keep up to date on results and events within the field is invited to join as a supporting member for annual dues of € 50,- . For further information on memberships, please see our statutes (Satzung)