A Conversation with Joel Christian Gill & John Jennings
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Monday, March 27, 2017
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.
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.
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.