This Friday, I’m off to Colorado to participate in the Jaipur Literary Festival-Boulder at the Boulder Public Library. On Saturday the 24th, I’m on 3 panels:
First up, “Graphic Novels: The Image and the Word” alongside Ms. Marvel’s G. Willow Wilson from 12-1pm. The program reads:
“As the language of digital image challenges letters and text, a new democracy of expression emerges. Nick Sousanis wrote his dissertation in graphic novel format at Columbia University. G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel is a graphic novel about a female superhero with themes touching on feminism and Islam. In conversation with translator and abstract painter Daisy Rockwell, they examine the interplay of the image and the word, technology and communication.”
Next, “Across Genres” with Margaret Coel and Namita Gokhale from 2:45-3:45pm.
“As canons crumble, genres overlap, and technology enables new narrative strategies, human stories are recasting themselves in new and powerful molds. A panel of daring writers speak of experimenting with different literary forms across languages, conventions and media platforms.”
And finally, “Inspirations” with Amrit Kaur Logia, Jeffrey Sichel, and Nicholas Carr from 5:15pm-6:15pm.
“What inspires human creativity? How do creative people access their imagination? What are the moments or people that have triggered, catalyzed and inspired them? Memories and meditations on inspirational encounters by a diverse range of panelists.”
I’m pleased to announce that Unflattening has now been translated into Korean! It’s out in print from the Chaek-Se-Sang Publishing Company. Excited to get my hands on it (and still waiting to hold a French edition which has been out since May!) Some details (in Korean) here and here. Spanish article on research and philosophy taking place in comics with Unflattening – here and in English here.