- Looking Forward: Contemporary Comics and Immigration March 27, 2018
Cartoonists Khalil Bendib, Eric Garcia, Alberto Ledesma will discuss their work surrounding the topic of immigration, in conjunction with our current exhibit, Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics. Book signing to follow.
Co-sponsored by Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research (LASER).
- Cartoon Couture: Paper doll workshop for kids! March 17, 2018
Paper dolls are a popular pastime in cartoon strips and comic books, giving young readers a chance to play “dress-up” and bring their favorite characters to life. In conjunction with our current exhibit, Cartoon Couture, kids aged 7-12 will have a chance to make their own paper dolls and clothing to take home.
This is a FREE workshop, but space is limited and registration is required. Email email@example.com to register your child.
- Will Eisner Week Research Forum March 8, 2018
In honor of Will Eisner Week, visiting scholars Roy T. Cook and Mark Fertig will be joined by local presenters in a symposium devoted to recent comics scholarship.
- Will Eisner Week | Ramzi Fawaz: “Legions of Superheroes: Multiplicity, Diversity, and Collective Action Against Genocide in the Superhero Comic Book” March 1, 2018
This talk explores how the speculative worlds of contemporary U.S. superhero comics have addressed the problem of difference and human diversity through stories about the catastrophic threat of genocide.
- Lynne Miyake | "Gender Flipped, 'Cutie,' (Non)Eroticized Subject/Objects of Consumption and Production: The Manga Comics Tales of Genji" February 21, 2018
Written a millennium ago by lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in service to Shôshi, consort to Emperor Ichijô (986-1011), The Tale of Genji has captured the imaginations of readers, artists, writers, and even the Japanese government, transposing into woodblock prints, novels, films, a symphony, and even an opera in English. Journeying from an elite, circumscribed courtly society through the domains of warlords, townspeople, and a modern nation state, it has been utilized time and again as cultural and political soft power, appearing in one of its newest iterations—Japanese manga comics—in the 1970s. To date, the over thirty manga Genjis visually, narratively, and affectively remediate male and female gazes, gently add humor, eroticize, gender flip, queer, and simultaneously re-inscribe and challenge heteronormative gender norms. “Pretty boy” heroes, dazzling, luminous (fe)male objects of desire, young men targeted “eye candy,” and more abound! < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>