ICAF started in DC and stayed here for a decade. I've got a soft spot in my heart for it. Not soft enough to travel to Vermont though.
The International Comic Arts Forum to hold 15th Anniversary Academic Conference at The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011
The International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF) is very pleased to announce that The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) will host the forum's next academic conference from September 29 - October 1, 2011 in White River Junction, Vermont. A call for conference papers and panels will be forthcoming this fall.
Since 1995, ICAF has been dedicated to promoting the scholarly study and appreciation of comic art, including comic strips, comic books, comics albums and graphic novels, magazine and newspaper cartooning, caricature, and comics in electronic media. This new partnership with the Center for Cartoon Studies - one of the nation's most highly-respected institutions dedicated to the training of cartoonists, writers, and designers - promises to further the mission of both units in providing a supportive, collegial environment to showcase innovative comics scholarship and comic art for critics, historians, teachers, and comics professionals from around the world. Previous forums have been held at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Georgetown University, and the Small Press Expo in Maryland.
For more information on ICAF's previous programs, scholarships, and our new Executive Committee members (Casey Brienza, Bill Kartalopoulos, Toph Marshall, Mark Heimermann and Qiana Whitted) visit: http://www.internationalcomicartsforum.org/. Additional information about The Center for Cartoon Studies can be found by visiting: http://www.cartoonstudies.org/.