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From Sunshine State to Fog City: Asian American Comics in California
Honoring the state’s rich Asian American history and culture and the university’s regional geography, this event brings together an exciting and distinguished set of graphic narrative writers from California, including Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Prime Baby, The Eternal Smile), Derek Kirk Kim (The Eternal Smile, Mythomania, Same Difference and Other Stories) and Rina Ayuyang (Namby Pamby, Whirlwind Wonderland) in conversation with Professor Stephen Sohn. These artists bring together the richness of local places and spaces to their dynamic representations of racial and ethnic communities.
From centuries-old Japanese woodblock prints and political cartoons to manga, superhero serials, comics journalism and webcomics—pictures and words have been brought together by visionary artists who saw the potential to tell stories of human civilization in ways not possible via text or image alone. The Graphic Narrative Project looks at the many manifestations of this medium.
Thursday, November 01, 2012 | 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm