About

What is this place?

This blog deals with comics studies and the visual culture of the anglophone world. It should be seen as a complement to traditional academic activities (articles, conferences etc.). It aims at providing access to documents that possess academic value but are not publishable in their current states, such as interviews with comics creators, critical pieces dealing with a specific issue, popularization essays, or even practice-based projects exploring the value of comics as a scientific discourse.

Who is responsible for this mess?

Isabelle Licari Guillaume holds a PhD in Anglophone Studies from Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France. She is currently a lecturer (Maître de conférences) in British civilisation at Université Nice Côte d’Azur.
She is also a member of La Brèche, a francophone association of junior researchers in the comics field.

But why would you call a comics blog  “the armadillo”?

Armadillos, like many of the comics mentioned in this blog, are native to the American continent. Like researchers themselves, they live in shabby dens, love to dig up lots and lots of dirt and will curl up into a tiny ball of shame and hatred whenever they’re frustrated. However, because they are little bunnies in tiny plate armor, armadillos are both cuter and more tough-skinned than many academics.