Florence Cestac (France), author of Harry Mickson, Les Déblok and Le Démon de midi, Alph'Art d'Humour (Grand Prize for Humor) at the 1997 Festival d'Angoulème Farid Boudjellal (France), author of the award-winning series Juif Arabe Lucien Czuga and Roger Leiner (Luxembourg) Authors of Super Jhemp Gerrit Dejager (The Netherlands), author of De Familie Doorzon Michèle Laframboise (Québec), author of Pianissimo Patrick McDonnell (USA), author of the Syndicated Strip Mutts Tome (Belgium), author of Le Petit Spirou Jean-Marc Rochette (France), author of Le Transperce-Neige and Edmond le Cochon Karoline Schreiber (Switzerland) and special guest Frank Cho (USA), author of the Syndicated Strip Liberty Meadows
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Eyal Amiran (Michigan State University): "Material Extension and the Racial Self in Herriman's Krazy Kat." Dorothy Betz (Georgetown University): "The South in Pogo, Kudzu and Shoe." Randall Clark (Pfeiffer College): "X/1999 as Fantasy Shojo Manga." Cécile Danehy (Middlebury College): "Fred's Philémon: Fantasy or Reality Check?" Robert Daniel (Saint Joseph's University): "Fantasy, Humor and the Didactic during the July Monarchy: The Example of Le Prince Coqueluche (1846)." Alan F. Farrell (Virginia Military Institute): "Film Noir en Couleurs." Anke Gilleir (University of Leuven/Louvain): "Arrêter cette bande dessinée? The Irony of Jacques Tardi." M. Thomas Inge (Randoph-Macon College: "F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Funny Papers: The Commentary of Mickey Mouse and Charlie Brown." Gene Kannenberg, Jr. (University of Connecticut) "On the Shoulders of Giants (And Superheroes, and Funny Animals): Comic-Book Fantasy as a Narrative Building Block in the Work of Chris Ware." Yves Lacroix (Université du Québec à Montréal): "Sous Forme de rêve emboîté: Variation sur le nom et l'oeuvre de Frank Lloyd Wright. Le Triangle rouge d'Andréas." K. A.Laity (University of Connecticut) "'Our Dreams Are Tales': Female Comics Artists Reveal Their Sleeping Stories." John A. Lent (Temple University): "Fantasy and Humor in Asian Comic Books." (Japan, So. Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh...) Jeffrey A. Miller (Utica College): "Blood Money: The Symbolic Economy of Sin City." Mark McKinney (Miami University of Ohio): "Black, Blanc Beur Humor." Mark Nevins (New York) & Bart Beaty (McGill): "Thirteen Ways of Looking at European Comics." Margaret Stetz (Georgetown University): "When Collaborators Don't Collaborate: cartoons vs. Text in The Modern Rake's Progress (1934)." Anne Thalheimer (U. of Delaware) "In Dreams I walk with you: Fantasy, Folklore and Dark Humor in Neil Gailman's Sandman Series." Pierre Verdaguer (U. of Maryland): "Muscle, Mind and Magic: a Cross-Cultural Look at Superman and Asterix." Joseph "Rusty" Witek (Stetson U.): "The Comics Page: Mean Form and Narrative."