Photo Novel Culture
in Belgium

On Comics and Film-photonovels

A beautiful interview with Jan Baetens on comics and film-photonovels was recently released on Comicosity. Read the full interview here:

"Photonovels and advertisement in (Belgian) women’s weeklies"

Last week the International Conference of the ANR LITTéPub, "LIS TES PUBS! Biens littéraires et culture marchande (XIXe-XXIe siècles)" took place at the Academy Palace of Brussels. Clarissa Colangelo has participated with a lecture on the relationship between photonovels and advertisement titled "Photonovels and advertisements in (Belgian) women's weeklies". Photonovels, born in Italy in 1947, are a form of visual narrative where the story is brought forward by a combination of staged photographs, captions and speech balloons. Extremely popular during the 50s and the 60s, they told romantic stories in serialized format and were published in women’s weekly magazines. Next to photonovels, thes

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