Graphic Medicine Conference
The Graphic Medicine Conference has been an annual gathering across North America and the United Kingdom since 2010. And in 2018, the venue is at The Center for Cartoon Studies!
London, 2010, was hosted at the School of Advanced Study, Institute of English Studies, University of London. The keynote speakers were Paul Gravett (editor of The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics, 2008), Brian Fies (Mom’s Cancer, 2006), and Marc Zaffran.
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Tags: Al Davison, Brian Fies, C Tyler, Carol Tilley, Carol Tyler, Cartoon Studies, Comics and Medicine, Dan Chaon, David B, David Small, Elisabeth El Refaie, Ellen Forney, Georgia Webber, Graphic Medicine, Harvey Pekar, Hillary Chute, James Sturm, Jared Gardner, JD Lunt, Joyce Brabner, Joyce Farmer, Justin Green, Kurt Shaffert, Lynda Barry, Marc Zaffran, Paul Gravette, Phoebe Gloeckner, Rupert Kinnard
SPX 2014 Special Alt-Weekly Comic Guests: Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, and James Sturm
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SPX will salute pioneers and early popularizers of the alt-weekly comic by bringing in such major guests as “alt-comics godfather” Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer-winning Village Voice legend and author/screenwriter/playwright; Lynda Barry, the great “Ernie Pook’s Comeek”/Chicago Reader cartoonist turned inspiring college educator; and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm (“Market Day,” RAW), who co-founded Seattle’s The Stranger.
Read all about the Special Alt-Weekly programming from Michael Cavna of The Washington Post!
The SPX festival is held in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 13 & 14. For more information, visit: spxpo.com
Tags: Alt-weekly, Alternative Weekly Comics, Chicago Reader, James Sturm, Jules Feiffer, Lynda Barry, RAW, Small Press Exp, SPX, The Onion, The Stranger, Village Voice
CCS: READY FOR OUR CLOSE UP
So two filmmakers spent several years following students through the intense experience that is The Center for Cartoon Studies. The movie’s now on the festival circuit and you can see the trailer and request a screening at their homepage. The documentary also features commentary from luminaries like Scott McCloud, Lynda Barry, and Chris Ware. The movie’s Facebook page currently has a great outtake featuring the legendary Kim Deitch.
Tags: Cartoon College, Cartooning, Chris Ware, Comic Art School, Documentary, Kim Deitch, Lynda Barry, Scott McCloud, Vermont