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An Orgy of Terror: Italian Horror Comics of the 1970s and 80s

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This class will discuss Italian horror comics of the 70s and 80s from a cultural and historical standpoint.

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At its height, Italian publishing house Edifumetto produced hundreds of individual titles and selling millions of copies every month, with their comics appearing across Europe, Central and South America, North Africa and French-speaking Canada. Typically appearing as small-format pocket digests, these comics were notable for their lushly painted cover art which featured work by some of Italy’s finest illustrators. Significant also were the explicitness of their themes and imagery, with storylines that blended nudity and sex with violence so gratuitous that it occasionally bordered on parody. With instructor Adam Twycross, this talk will discuss these extraordinary comics from a cultural and historical standpoint, examining both the transnational context within which they evolved, and the uniquely Italian environment that shaped their development.

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Adam Twycross is a British comics scholar whose research focuses on the development and evolution of adult comics in Britain, Europe and the United States. He is a senior lecturer for Arts University Bournemouth, where he also acts as Course Leader for VFX for Film and Television. He is a co-founder of BFX, the UK’s largest festival of animation, visual effects and games, and of cgApprentice, a company dedicated to democratizing access to animation, games and VFX education for schools and colleges. He has previously worked as a 3D artist, with credits including the Disneyland Adventures and the Games Workshop graphic novel Macragge’s Honour.

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About the Miskatonic Institute

Founded by Film writer/programmer Kier-La Janisse in 2010, The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies offers classes in horror history, theory and production, with branches in London, New York and Los Angeles, as well as hosting special events worldwide.

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