Gender and Color in Comics
a panel discussion featuring
JOEL CHRISTIAN GILL
moderated by HEIDE SOLBRIG
February 6, 2017
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research welcome JOEL CHRISTIAN GILL, JOHN JENNINGS, and MILDRED LOUIS for a panel discussion on gender and color in comics, followed by a book signing. New Hampshire Institute of Art's HEIDE SOLBRIG will moderate this evening's discussion.
Joel Christian Gill is the Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and recipient of the 2016 Boston University College of Fine Arts Alumni Award. He wrote the words and drew the pictures in Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 1.
John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. His work centers around intersectional narratives regarding identity politics and popular media. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award–winning collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art and the illustrator for the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's classic dark fantasy novel Kindred.
Mildred Louis studied animation at Sheridan College in Canada, and launched her first webcomic series—Agents of the Realm—in March of 2014.
Books by Our Panelists
The following titles by our panelists will be on display and available for purchase this evening!
By Joel Christian Gill:
- Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History
- Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, Volume I
- Bessie Stringfield: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 2
By John Jennings
- Blue Hand Mojo: Hard Times Road
- Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
- The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art
- Pitch Black Rainbow: The Art of John Jennings
By Mildred Louis
- Agents of the Realm, Volume 1
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