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Welcome to Infinite Canvas, an course on web comics from The University of Dundee.

Welcome to Making and Understanding Web Comics or The Infinite Canvas as we like to call it!

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Dundee is one of the great powerhouses of comics production, not just in the UK, but internationally.

The publisher DC Thomson is at the heart of the city, with its long running comics, The Beano and The Dandy, and a host of beloved characters, including Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan, the Bash Street Kids, and hundreds more.

Many of the top comics creators in Britain have been inspired by Dundee’s comics, including Alan Moore, Bryan Talbot and Frank Quitely, and several comics creators began their careers with the company, such as John Wagner, Pat Mills and Grant Morrison.

Brought to you by the University of Dundee, Dundee is the home of Dundee Comics Creative Space, the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies and the comics and anime festial Dee-Con. You’re in great company!

Chris Murray, Lead Educator

Professor Murray’s research area is comics, although he also works on Film. He is primarily interested in British and American Comics, and writers such as Grant Morrison and Alan Moore. He is currently writing a book on the British Superhero!

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Golnar Nabizadeh

Dr Golnar Nabizadeh joined the University of Dundee as Lecturer in Comics Studies in September 2016. Her research focuses on comics and visual studies and particularly on representations of trauma, migration, and memory in these fields.

Golnar received her PhD in English and Cultural Studies from The University of Western Australia, and has a monograph forthcoming with Routledge entitled Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels.

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Phil Vaughan

Phil is a Senior Lecturer, Programme Director and Practitioner with 22+ years experience. Over the course of his professional career, he has worked on productions with the BBC, Sony, DC Comics, Warner Bros, EIDOS, Jim Henson and Bear Grylls.

Phil has been responsible for the implementation, production and teaching of highly specialised 2D & 3D animation and visual effects techniques, and has credits on published work such as Braveheart, Jim Henson’s Farscape, Star Trek, Wallace and Gromit, Teletubbies, Tom & Jerry, Commando and Superman, as well various original IP’s.

Phil has sat as juror for Scottish BAFTA and is the Art Director of Dundee Comics Creative Space.

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