Comic-Con! NGA Video

So the end of July came along and my wife, daughter, and I packed up and said goodbye to Calgary after a great year and a half in that sunny city. From the tremendous support of comics scholar extraordinaire Bart Beaty who brought me there to all the friends we made over that time, it was a difficult goodbye.…

Sketching Entropy

I was delighted and honored to talk about Unflattening, comics, and the importance of visual thinking at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC earlier in June! it was an amazing experience and It’s exciting to see more and more places open up to comics. The event was recorded and the NGA has released…

National Gallery Talk

As I announced recently, this Sunday June 12 at 2pm, I will be speaking on my work at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC! The talk is titled “Unflattening: Revolutionizing Thought in Comics,” and as with everything at the National Gallery, it is free and open to the public. Reception to Unflattening, even…

Teaching Unflattening French Edition

A Big Announcement: I’ll be giving a talk on Unflattening at the National Gallery of Art on Sunday, June 12 at 2pm! I’m geeked to say the least! Free and open to the public. (News on teaching with Unflattening below, but first…) I’m pleased to announce that Unflattening has just been published in French as…

Grids and Gestures

With this post, I want to try kicking off a collective comics-making activity – details below. But first, a few bits of news… New interview with me by Pedro Moura on the origins of Unflattening, my process, challenges, and more in The Comics Alternative. I was also interviewed recently for Colombia’s El Espectador by Pablo Guerra that…

Unflattening Lexicon March Talks

I’m excited to see “Unflattening” picked up in other fields and entering the lexicon a bit… First up, Dr. Diane Jette, the Associate Chair of Physical Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital referred to it as part of her keynote lecture at the American Physical Therapy Association conference. This was brought to my attention by Mike Pascoe assistant…

PROSE Award Detroit Duke

I am thrilled to share the news that Unflattening has won the 2016 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Humanities!  (The work also won the sub-category, Media & Cultural Studies.) I’m excited for what it means for me, but perhaps more for what it means for greater acceptance for comics and alternative scholarship. This…

Comics on the Rise

Some updates… Unflattening received a lovely review in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, by Dr. Amanda O. Latz, Ashleigh N. Bingham, and Jessika O. Griffin. I really appreciated that they drew attention to the educational themes of the work. A little excerpt from their opening and closing:  “Unflattening not only deroutinises the traditional dissertation form, it conveys the…