MA – Black History Month 2017 Event
Join celebrated authors and illustrators Joel Christian Gill and John Jennings at the Cambridge Public Library on
Thursday, February 9, *RESCHEDULED* Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM for an evening of discussion about their celebrated graphic novels.
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.
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138