Ch3 sequence Where words fail

At long last, the next sequence to chapter three! Travel, teaching, and the complexity of elements I put into play for this short sequence – continued to take longer than expected, but I’m pleased to be able to share now and follow up on what was laid out in the opening to the chapter (all…

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Roundup: NYC Talk, GradHacker, …

An invitation for those in NYC: on Thursday, March 28, I’m delighted to be presenting on my dissertation and comics as a new form of scholarship at Adelphi University’s Manhattan campus. In addition to sharing work from the dissertation and exploring distinct ways that comics can present meaning – I also plan to engage attendees in…

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Talking Comics and Education: Texas and NYC

This week (storm permitting), I’ll be off to Fort Worth Texas to participate in the National Art Educators Association’s (NAEA) national conference. On Thursday March 7, I’m part of a panel talking comics, education, and research that stemmed from the special issue of the Journal of Visual Arts Research devoted to comics. My piece “The Shape…

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Dim Sum & Descartes

Recently, the team behind the Dim Sum Warriors comic/app, Yen Yen Woo and Colin Goh, invited me along to say a few words on the workings of comics as part of their interview with Patrick Cox of Public Radio International’s “The World in Words.” The Dim Sum Warriors comic-app is a pretty neat merger of…

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Ch 2 Finished – Odyssey Final Sequence

Chapter two is complete! This thing kept growing on me somewhat outward and frequently inward. The sequence here concludes the chapter. It’s a journey with a few references to the Odyssey (from cyclops, to Ithaka, and more), a lot of triangles and tetrahedrons, and a weaving together of a number of diverse philosophical perspectives (as…

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Did it flow? Connectedness in Joyce

While I still have one more page to draw to finish Chapter two, I wanted to share a single page from the final sequence of the chapter. This page plays off the faucet passage in James Joyce’s Ulysses from the Ithaca episode. I first read this in high school (twice forward and once backward at…

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Comics class & Conversations

I’m pleased to announce that the comics course for educators i developed at Teachers College will once again be offered in the Spring term. It’s under a new name and department, but a similar focus on understanding, making, and exploring ways to incorporate comics into the classroom. More info below and on my comics classroom…

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