Eva Van de Wiele is working as a PhD student on Prof. Maaheen Ahmed’s ERC project Children in Comics at Ghent University. Her doctoral thesis investigates how early Italian Corriere dei Piccoli and Spanish TBO used glocalisation, serial strategies, and edutainment to loyalize and seduce their (child) readers. She has presented papers at the international comics conference of Zaragoza (May 2019), TORCH Comics (July 2019), Alicante (March 2021), Cambridge (June 2021) and the childhood conference in Tampere (May 2021). She hosted a comics workshop on Holocaust Comics at the Antwerp Summer School on Children’s Literature (July 2019). She has organized a Conference (22-23 April 2021) on Girlhood in Comics. She has published in Cuco, Tebeosfera, Studies in Comics, Textimage, Cahiers Robinson, H-ermes and reviews comics for pulpdeluxe.be and 9ekunst.nl. Eva is a Management Committee Member of the COST iCOnMiCs Action. She is also a member of the 20cc research group, ACME and of an early-career research group on Italian comics, SnIF. Some of its members have organized a Summer School on Italian comics “Ricerca a fumetti” at Ghent University (12-15 July 2021).