MA – Graphic Nonfiction: Telling the Story with Words and Pictures Panel

bbf12Hillary Chute, Sarah Glidden, and Alexander Danner speak on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM as part of Boston Book Festival.

Press Release:

Drawings have been used to great effect by artists like Francisco Goya to describe history and, especially, the horrors of war. Much later, powerful comics like Art Spiegelman’s Maus transformed our view of what is possible for graphic nonfiction. Hillary Chute, the foremost scholar of the form, delves deeply into the history of graphic narrative as well as modern nonfiction comics and comics journalism in her revelatory Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form. Sarah Glidden’s graphic Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, describes how she and her journalist friends traveled through the Middle East exploring the effects of the Iraq War. Library Journal’s starred review calls this work “quiet but challenging, plain yet beautiful” and praises Glidden’s “skillful, sensitive reportage.” The two authors will give presentations on their work before they field questions from the audience. Moderated by Alexander Danner, author of Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present.

Old South Church
645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

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