Ink and Motion #1
International Conference on Animation and Comics 
23/24 April 2020 (POSTPONED)
[1] The Red Turtle (2016), by Michaël Dudok de Wit [2] © R Kikuo Johnson [3] Ivan Maximov
Like other universities in countries gravely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, the response of The School of Arts - Universidade Católica Portuguesa to this crisis has been to postpone or cancel all academic events until further notice. As a consequence of the implemented contingency measures, we regret to inform that the Ink and Motion #1International Conference on Animation and Comics, initially scheduled for 23-24 April 2020, has been postponed to a future date to be released. 
In these difficult times of worldwide emergency, we are certain you will appreciate our priority to keep all our visitors safe.
At this stage, we remain committed to bringing to you this conference in a near future, striving to secure new dates for the announced program. We hope we will be able to realize the event later this year. 
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This conference aims at constituting a pioneering cross-disciplinary platform in Portugal for a fruitful dialogue between the fields of Animation and Comics. Responding to a growing artistic and academic interest in these two media and to the new conceptual, practical and theoretical challenges they pose, we feel the need to provide a space for academics and artists to share ideas about these subjects.
These are very dynamic, and often under recognized areas in the arts, even though they often underlie some of the most successful cinematic productions of our time. As such, they are moving more and more into the mainstream consciousness, and attracting extensive audience and critical acclaim.
Organising Committee:
Ekaterina Smirnova - Universidade Católica Portuguesa (PT)
David Pinho Barros - Universidade Católica Portuguesa / Universidade do Porto (PT)
Jorge Ribeiro - Universidade Católica Portuguesa (PT)
Ricardo Megre - Universidade Católica Portuguesa (PT)
Sahra Kunz - Universidade Católica Portuguesa (PT)
Submission guidelines:
All submissions must be in English and include:
Title of the paper
Abstract (~300 words)
Keywords (7)
Biographical note (~300 words)
Abstract Submission/Biographic note - 6th March 2020
Notice of acceptance - 20th March 2020
Conference - 23/24th April 2020
Submission to CITAR Journal  - May 22nd
After undergoing the review process, articles will be published in a special issue of CITAR Journal


Submissions and further information: