Benoît Crucifix (Belgium)
Benoît Crucifix is a researcher in comics studies. He was a FNRS doctoral fellow at the Universities of Liège and Louvain. His dissertation focused on the transmission of comics memory in the contemporary North-American graphic novel. His current project focuses on children’s drawing and creative tactics of child readers in European comics. Overall, he is interested in the heterogeneous uses that are made of comics, the cultural practices that move and reframe existing comics in a variety of contexts and settings. He has co-edited with Maaheen Ahmed the essay collection Comics Memory: Archives and Styles (Palgrave, 2018) and with ACME the two-volume Abstraction and Comics | Bande dessinée et Abstraction (PULg | 5c, 2019). He is active in the network La Brèche and he intermittently writes for zines in print and online.