Comics@Columbia is excited to present a panel to coincide with New York Comic Con.
Together with Alex Simmons, Columbia University Libraries presents a conversation with comics writer Amy Chu, comics writer and artist Larry Hama, artist and scholar John Jennings, comics artist and writer Alitha E Martinez, and comics artist and teacher Shawn Martinbrough. This exceptionally talented group will address the question of what obligation, if any, creators from marginalized communities have to represent their culture in their comics. Major comics publishers are focusing on diversity–in creators, characters, and readers; are their efforts meeting with success? Should creators shape the way their culture is depicted?
Join us on Thursday, October 8, at 6 PM, in Butler Library, room 203. (Directions to Butler Library may be found here.)
This event is free and open to the public.
RSVPs are NOT required, but feel free to indicate you’re coming via the Facebook event page.
A reception will follow, with book sales and signings.