A conversation with American Book Award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) and Dartmouth College partner to host a lecture with cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco.
When: Thursday, February 24, 5pm
Where: Kemeny 008, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Sacco traveled to the Middle East for the first time in 1992 and came away from Israel and the occupied territories with the material that would make up his groundbreaking two-part comic book series Palestine. An accessible, thoughtful, and moving book of Middle East political journalism achieved through the innovative use of comics, Palestine won an American Book Award. Sacco’s first major follow-up to the book was titled Safe Area Gorazde and based upon Sacco’s recent travels to the war-torn region. It received major attention from the mainstream press, such as TIME magazine, The New York Times, and NPR.
Presented in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College. Sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation.
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Visiting Artist: John Brodowski
John Brodowski grew up in an “utterly unremarkable” New England town. Unfortunately this is also where he currently lives. During his brain’s most crucial developmental period he enjoyed watching many, many horror movies such as Rawhead Rex,Death Race 2000, and The Toxic Avenger. He also enjoyed staying up very late and eating 10 packs of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. He is currently battling a Pepsi addiction but can’t seem to make comics without it. His Curio Cabinet series of short stories is known for its blend of suburban blandness and twisted, funny horror, and gained him a spot in the over-sizedKramer’s Ergot 7.
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Visiting Artist: Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell paints adorable little watercolor paintings that often times depict fantastical and pleasant creatures enjoying each other’s company. They are meant to elicit a reaction of glee from people. His paintings have appeared in numerous shows and publications around the world, as well as on CDs and DVDs, such as the cover for King of Kong: A Fistfull of Quarters and MC Frontalot’s record Final Boss. He also creates comics, which include Hickee Comics and the stories Igloo Head and Tree Head appearing in the anthology Flight. His daily web comic called Double Fine Action Comics lives at doublefine.com, home of Double Fine Productions, where he has worked as Art Director on games such asPsychonauts and Brütal Legend. His newly launched site the GREAT SHOWDOWNS showcases small watercolor paintings of pivotal moments in film history… one a day. scott-c.blogspot.com/
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