Cover Artist: Steven Statz

Current Issue
CLOSURE #10 (March 2024)

The main focus of the 10th edition of CLOSURE deals with the sea and its diverse representation and meaning in the medium of comics. In literature and the fine arts, the sea has always functioned as a place of longing, but also as a stage for great adventures. Classic stories by researchers and discoverers, from Captain Ahab and his hunt for Moby-Dick, to Captain Nemo‘s journey 20,000 leagues under the sea have been published as comic adaptations, but new comics of various genres also use the sea as a setting, metaphor, chronotope, or explore the aesthetic, economic, political, historical or ecological dimensions of the oceans. The sea fascinates as the origin of life, as well as being a source of danger and destruction, a recreational area, or the scene of historical and current horrors of flight and expulsion. Please continue reading

+++ CFP #11 »The End is Here« +++ CFP #11 »The End is Here« +++ CFP #11 »The End is Here«

At the end of autumn 2024, the e-journal CLOSURE once again offers a forum for all facets of comic research. From cultural, visual and media studies to social or natural sciences and beyond: issue eleven of CLOSURE will publish essays and reviews that deal with the ›state of the comic‹. Whether detailed analysis, comic theory or innovative new approaches – our open section welcomes a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comics‹. ›The End‹ in its manifold dimensions and potentials as a »conceptual form« (Stierle and Warning 1996, IX) is thus the focus of the upcoming issue.Call for Paper.