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

Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall

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

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!

Jules Feiffer at BU

Portrait of an Artist: The Life and Work of Edward Sorel
Sunday, March 19
3:00 pm
BU at 771 Commonwealth Avenue, Howard Gotlieb Memorial Gallery, 1st Floor, Boston
Speaker: Jules Feiffer

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University is proud to open “Portrait of an Artist: the Life and Work of Edward Sorel”, a retrospective exhibition devoted to the career of the celebrated cartoonist, satirist, author and illustrator. In addition to his more than 40 covers for the “The New Yorker”, Sorel’s art has appeared on the covers of “The Atlantic”, “Harper’s”, “Fortune”, “Forbes”, “The Nation”, “Esquire”, “American Heritage”, “The New York Times Magazine” and “Vanity Fair”. He has illustrated numerous children’s books, three of which he also wrote. “Unauthorized Portraits” (Knopf 1997) is the most recent of several collections of his work. His latest book, “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: the Great American Sex Scandal of 1936”, was published in 2016 to critical acclaim. In 2001, the Art Directors Club of New York elected Sorel to their Hall of Fame; he is first cartoonist since John Held, Jr., to be so honored. Sorel’s papers are part of the holdings of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

The opening will feature remarks by Sorel’s colleague, the satirist, cartoonist and author Jules Feiffer, best known for his 42-year career as an editorial cartoonist for The Village Voice. Sorel will sign copies of his books at the event; selected titles, including “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary”, will be available for purchase.

Miyazakiworld: Researching Popular Culture and the Uses of Enchantment

Miyazakiworld: Researching Popular Culture and the Uses of Enchantment
Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Harvard, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

SPEAKER(S): Susan Napier, Professor of Japanese Studies, Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, Tufts University

Moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

Free and open to the public