Comics Cornucopia

Comics Cornucopia

Scott McCloud (Regents’ Lecturer)
Friday, April 12 /10:30 AM -3:00 PM
Theater & Dance Building: Courtyard & Room 1530

With graphic novels, sequential art, comic books becoming more prevalent in scholarship and education, the need for interdisciplinary conversation grows so that we might collaboratively imagine the future of the graphic narrative. How does this literacy provide new avenues for understanding cultures? How do we incorporate visual narrative texts into the classroom? Join Regents’ Lecturer Scott McCloud and fellow UCSB faculty and graduate students for an informal roundtable on these questions and a celebration of the winners of UCSB’s first April Fool’s Comics Competition.

Sponsored by the Dept. of Art, College of Creative Studies,  the Dept. of Theater & Dance,  the UCSB Arts Library, the Writing Program and the IHC.

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Symposium Schedule:

10:30 AM-12:00 PM : Roundtable Discussion: “Is the 21st Century the Age of the Graphic Narrative?”

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Celebrate the winners of UCSB’s first April Fool’s Comics Competition with a variety of fun activities, including improv and make your own comics. Costumes welcome. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.