About the Author

Jessica Burton

E-Mail: jessica.burton@uni.lu

Jessica Burton is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) in Luxembourg, working on the PopKult60 project, and analyzing the relationship between American and European comics in the 1960s. She specializes in Comics Studies, and obtained her masters in the subject from the University of Dundee in 2014. She also completed a bachelors with honors in French Studies at the University of London Institute in Paris in 2013. Jessica remains active in the field of comics production, most recently as an Editor for the UK’s primary publisher, Titan Comics on titles such as Doctor Who.

Contributions by Author: Jessica Burton

A Coordinated Europeanization of the Comics Industry through Distribution

The Politics of the Global Journey of Astérix and Tintin through the Strategic Distribution of their Magazines and Contents in the 1960s

The 1960s was a period of great change for the comics industry throughout the world. Before this era, distribution networks had mostly been limited to national scale, and leaned upon American imports. Comics were also primarily distributed through magazines. The 1930s and 1940s saw an influx of American titles onto the European market, especially after the Marshall Plan granted financial aid from the USA to European nations with a clause to allow American cultural products […]