As a failed cartoonist, as well as an adjunct at Southern Connecticut State University, I offer the following blurb from the New Haven Advocate:
Subcultures, Semiotics, Sexualities and Superheroes: Textual/Pictorial Methodologies in Graphic Narrative Media
April 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. SCSU Adanti Student Center, 501 Crescent St., New Haven.
It’s a long title — “Subcultures, Semiotics, Sexualities and Superheroes: Textual/Pictorial Methodologies in Graphic Narrative Media” — that boils down to “Hey, comics!”
“Comics have given me a lifetime of enjoyment,” says Michael Sivak, a graduate student in the surging English department at Southern Connecticut State University and a vice-chair of the Graduate Student Affairs Committee that co-sponsors this event. That department just boosted its creative writing program and Sivak thinks this is a good time to get more academic appreciation for the evermore respected field of graphic narrative arts.
You can check out the full story here:
Check out Howard Cruse, Dr. William Foster III and Michael G. Sivak talking comics and this Saturday’s SCSU Comics event as guests of WNPR’s “Where We Live” with John Dankosky, this Friday between 9:00 and 10:00 am.