- IJS Lecture | Mark MacWilliams: “Rethinking What’s Sacred about ‘Ano Hana’ Anime Pilgrimage” April 4, 2018
“Anime Pilgrimage” is a startling new spiritual phenomenon that is taking place throughout Japan. Visiting anime or comic book (manga) related places is called “pilgrimage to the holy land” (seichi junrei) among contemporary anime fans. For my talk, I am looking at how this new form of pilgrimage is developing in a traditional sacred area, Chichibu in Saitama prefecture.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>