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…

Dancing to Unflattening

This week, I’m traveling to talk new forms of scholarship, and in this overdue post, I share details about that, as well as students Dancing Unflattening and other innovative responses, and some publications and other news… First, I’m off to Claremont Graduate University in Los Angeles Thursday March 8, for a talk on Scholarship and the Graphic Novel at…

Unflattening in Serbian!

Pleased to share the news that Unflattening has now been published in Serbian!! Actually, it happened in the fall of 2016, but my copy just arrived and I’m thrilled to have it join the French and Korean editions! (A few more are on the way. The Portuguese edition from Brazil might already be out – more news…

Angoulême

This coming week I’m thrilled to be attending the 44th Annual Angoulême International Comics Festival! This yearly event transforms this town in the west of France into the 3rd largest and one of the most prestigious comics festivals in the world. I’m going as the guest of the French publisher of Unflattening (as Le Déploiement) Actes…

Lynd Ward Prize

This week, I’m off to Penn State University to receive the Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year! The award (which was announced this past spring) is run by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress – and past years include Chris Ware’s Building Stories,…