As of July, I’ve been a resident of San Francisco where my family and I moved for me to take an assistant professorship at San Francisco State University. I will have more to say on plans for what we plan to do around the study of comics and making comics at SFSU in the coming months. But in the meantime, I’m greatly pleased to have the opportunity to speak about my work in my new home right off the bat – with a talk at the venerable San Francisco Art Institute Friday, September 9 at 4:30! Details on this event, which is free and open to the public, are on SFAI’s site here. (Can’t make it out? You can catch the video of my talk at the National Gallery of Art earlier this summer here.)
In July, Lalitha Vasudevan & Kristine Rodriguez Kerr kicked off their year-long editorship of the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy an in-depth review of Unflattening, as part of their mission to “open up additional ways of humanizing educators’ understandings of and pedagogical engagements with adolescents.” They write:
In reviewing Unflattening for this column, we echo Sousanis’s () statement that “to prepare good thinkers we need to cultivate good seers” (p. 81). Without being prescriptive, this text does the work of both advocating for and being an example of taking seriously image in concert with other modes of expression to open spaces of understanding and seeing differently.
The full review is available here. For all press and interviews, please see here. I’ve got a number of talks and exhibitions coming this fall, and will update that shortly. Some of the exhibitions will also feature process work, and with that in mind, I’ll be rolling out more process sketches as I have over the last couple years. Have a look at some of those here. And most excitingly, for me, as we get settled in this new city and stay put for a bit – new comics work is around the corner… – N