Comics on Campus: How Comic Books Got Into the University Library, Museum, and Classroom

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Obermann Center
111 Church Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Corey Creekmur and Rachel Williams will discuss their recent collaborative work (with Ana Merino as well) to showcase the creative and cultural status of comics — from early newspaper strips through comic books up to contemporary graphic novels — in University of Iowa and Iowa City classrooms, libraries, galleries, and beyond.  Emphasizing both the creation and study of comics, they will argue that the time has come for comics, long neglected by artists and scholars, to have a permanent place in a university setting.