Comics in College: Studying Graphic Narratives
Comics, graphic novels, comic strips, cartoons. There are many terms for them, but they are all names for innovative storytelling done through some combination of words and images. While picture-images date back to ancient times, it has only been in recent years that universities have begun to devote scholarly attention to comics. This roundtable will focus on comics in the university, featuring instructors from Portland State University, including Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker, Diana Schutz, Douglas Wolk, and Susan Kirtley, who will examine the role comic art plays in the academy and discussing opportunities for students interested in studying the medium in colleges and universities.
Susan Kirtley (Director of Comics Studies), Brian Bendis (writer), Douglas Wolk (writer and journalist), David Walker (writer), Diana Schutz (editor)