ICAF

This week, I’m traveling to Seattle to participate in the International Comics Arts Forum’s (ICAF) annual conference at the University of Washington and the concurrent Short Run Comics & Arts Festival. I’ve been invited to ICAF to speak on my work as artist & scholar, and also around teaching comics. My plan for my talk…

Making Comics Spr2017

This will be the landing page for a look at my spring 2017 Making Comics course at SFSU. I’m in the process of updating it to include syllabus, week-by-week breakdown of what we did, example student work… Making Comics Syllabus OVERVIEW: Introduction to the hands-on making of comics. Students will engage in numerous in-class exercises and small…

Green(e) Anthropocene

As semester has finally wrapped, an update of a few things including the release of a new comic(!) I’m really thrilled to finally be able to share! And note I’ll be posting an overview of what we did in my comics classes in a post in the near future. Some quick speaking updates, I’ll be in the UK…

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…

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…

Sousanis Publication List

Complete Publication List Unflattening, 2015, Harvard University Press Translated editions: French: Le déploiement. (2016). Actes Sud. Korean: Unflattening. (2016). Chaek-Se-Sang Pub. Co. Serbian: Одравњивање. (2016). Center for the Promotion of Science. Portuguese (Brazil): Desaplanar (2017). Veneta. Comics-based research: The affordances of comics for research across disciplines Co-authored with Paul Kuttner and Marcus Weaver-Hightower (June 2020) Qualitative…

PrintMag Ruts Rain Sketches

Last week, I was quite pleased to be interviewed by renowned art director, design critic, and professor Steven Heller in Print Mag. It’s a lengthy conversation in which we talk about my background, process, and influences. I’m sharing a small excerpt here and the rest is on Print Mag’s site. Heller asked me about my influences – I spoke…