AERA17 Analysis

Short post – this week I’m off to San Antonio for the American Education Research Association’s (AERA) annual conference. I’m chairing a session on Arts-Based educational research, and presenting on three panels dealing with comics, drawing, and arts-based research. If you’re attending, come say hello! Among other things, I’ll be presenting with my friend and…

Image Lab & Next Gen PhD

This week I’m in the air again – first up off to Madison, Wisconsin Thursday, October 20, to do a workshop-talk connected with Lynda Barry‘s Image Lab/Applied Comics Kitchen at UW! Excited for the opportunity to share with them and work alongside Barry and her students. I’ve been sharing a lot from her recent books on…

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…

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…

Quill & Quire, Midyear Best of Lists, Sketches

In this post, new reviews and detailed sequences of process sketches below. Extremely smart and insightful review of Unflattening in Canada’s Quill & Quire by Ian Daffern. He opens with the question, “Can comics inspire the next leap in the way we think about physics, philosophy, or even our everyday lives?” And closes by calling Unflattening “terrifically ambitious, and…