Rik Spanjers

Rik Spanjers (Twitter: @rikspanjers) graduated from the Cultural Analysis research masters at the University of Amsterdam with a thesis on the laughter and resistance of the Joker from the Batman comics and films. After his graduation, he worked as an editor for the art magazine Simulacrum. Currently, he is a freelance writer for the Dutch Stripschrift and Aniway, writes for several American book publications on manga and comics, and is member of an advisory panel for the Tropenmuseum’s upcoming exhibition on manga. Furthermore, Rik is preparing a PhD project on the ways in which history is represented in manga and comics and works on a blog: http://prolepses.wordpress.com/.

Rik @ Anime 2012

During Anime 2012 Rik can be found at the Aniway stand in the Dealer room, except when he gives a presentation on Saturday 15:00 at the MangaKissa called: Bridging the Gutter: Framing and Montage in Neon Genesis Evangelion and during the panel discussion The Future of Comics is Manga on Sunday.

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