Talks and Comics Classroom Resources

A roundup of news, upcoming talks, and resources from my classes that I’ve made available (with an opportunity to participate in my class’s midterm(!) below). Past events first: the kind folks at Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute have made a terrific video that weaves together an interview with me, alongside a workshop and talk I did last…

CfP Unfurling Unflattening

Some exciting news about Unflattening and a trio of interviews! I’m thrilled to pass on the Call for Proposals for “Unfurling Unflattening” – an edited collecting on teaching with Unflattening across disciplines and educational contexts! As described by editors Amanda Latz, Janine Utell, and Andrea Kantrowitz – this book “is meant to generate openings – to…

Thanks and Arrival

It’s getting to that time in the semester – what began as a wave of newness, then turned to a mass of projects in multiple directions, now begins a rapid race to the finish line. When I drew up my syllabi this summer, I made a little drawing marked December 7th for the arrival of…

Detroit!

This Friday October 12 at 4pm, I’ll be a guest of the WSU English Department to discuss Unflattening and thinking in comics at Wayne State University‘s Maccabees Building room 10302, reception at Tony V’s Tavern at 5756 Cass Ave to follow [Note this has changed from my original post]. I did my masters there (well, two…

HQMix UniComic Spain

A short update with a little news and some travels. First, the news: the Brazilian edition of Unflattening (Desaplanar in Portuguese) from publisher Veneta won Brazil’s HQ Mix Award for Best Theoretical Book on Comics! The HQ Mix is the principal prize in Brazilian comics industry, akin to the Eisners in the US. Grateful for my…

San Diego – Unflattening Symphony!

This week I’m off to San Diego for Comic-Con and the Eisner Award ceremony! My comic “A Life in Comics” on Columbia University’s comics librarian extraordinaire is up for an Eisner for Best Short Story. Fingers crossed – but either way, I’m thrilled to be included and grateful to librarians everywhere for all they’d done…