A Conversation with Joel Christian Gill & John Jennings

A Conversation with Joel Christian Gill & John Jennings

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Monday, March 27, 2017

Location:
Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall
Cambridge

Join Joel Christian Gill & John Jennings for a conversation about identity politics, popular media and comics. Gill is the author and illustrator of Strange Fruit: Vol. 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and the Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Jennings is the co-editor of the Eisner Award-winning collection Blacker Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art.

Cambridge Public Library Event Calendar entry

Will Eisner Week Comics Workshop for Kids & Teens

On Saturday, March 11th the Million Year Picnic and the Boston Comics Roundtable are sponsoring a Will Eisner Week Comics Workshop for Kids and Teens!

What: Workshop on Making Comics for Kids & Teens
Where: Cambridge Public Library (main branch, 449 Broadway)
When: 3/11/2017, 1-3pm
How: FREE

Please pass the word to any of your friends with kids! This is a great event with lots of support from local comics creators with real world experience!

NOTE: POSTPONED AS OF 2/8/2017, NEW DATE TBD – Joel Christian Gill and John Jennings at Cambridge Public Library

NOTE: POSTPONED AS OF 2/8/2017, NEW DATE TBD – A Conversation with Joel Christian Gill & John Jennings
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Thursday, February 9, 2017
Cambridge Public Library, Main Library, 449 Broadway, Lecture Hall, Cambridge

Joel Christian Gill is the Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and recipient of the 2016 Boston University College of Fine Arts Alumni Award. He wrote the words and drew the pictures in Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 1.

John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. His work centers around intersectional narratives regarding identity politics and popular media. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award–winning collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art and the illustrator for the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic dark fantasy novel Kindred.

Will Eisner Kids Workshop

March 14th, Between 1pm and 3pm at the Cambridge Main Library.
Curious George Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Comics Workshop 2015
A Free open to the public workshop by Local and Boston Comics Roundtable creators.
Join the Facebook even here.
See the Cambridge Public Library listing.

Below is a listing of the amazing creators involved on this workshop.


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Will Eisner Week Q&A Event Summary & Pictures

Last night, the Million Year Picnic and the Cambridge Public Library came together to run an event in celebration of Will Eisner Week. Since yesterday, 6 March 2014, was the 97th anniversary of Will Eisner’s birth, it seemed like a good day to start things off!

First, we set up our sales table while waiting for our guest speakers to arrive. We brought a piles and piles of Will Eisner’s books (20% off!) as well as some of Denis Kitchen’s work and most of Paul Hornschemeier’s books.

Will Eisner Event: Denis Kitchen and Paul Hornschemeier Talk

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