MA – Comics in the Classroom

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The Norman Rockwell Museum hosts an educator symposium on Saturday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore curriculum-based connections to comics and creative applications for the classroom in this day-long immersion for educators inspired by Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross. Dr. William H. Foster, III of Naugatuck Valley Community College will explore the changing image of African Americans in comics, and Dr. James Kimble of Seton Hall University will discuss the prevalence of comics as domestic propaganda during World War II. PDPs are available. $30, $24 members.

9:30 Registration and Refreshments

10:00
 Welcome and Introductions

10:15
 Comics as Propaganda: Exploring the World War II Era: An illustrated talk by James Kimble, Ph.D., Seton Hall University

11:30
 Heroes and Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross: A gallery tour with Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett and Curator of Education Tom Daly

12:30
 Lunch: Bring your own lunch or preorder a bag lunch, for $8.

1:00
 Images of African Americans in Comics: An illustrated talk by William H. Foster, Ph.D., Naugatuck Valley Community College

2:15
 Break

2:30
 Comics in the Classroom: Exploring Curriculum Connections: An interactive workshop with Cartoonist/Educator Marek Bennett

3:45
 Wrap Up, Trivia Questions, and Prizes

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

DC – Comics on Campus

Kyle Baker and William H. Foster visit Howard University

Comics artist Kyle Baker (Nat Turner, Truth: Red, White & Black, Birth of a Nation) and scholar William H. Foster III (Looking for a Face like Mine) will visit Howard University for “Comics on Campus,” a symposium held in the Blackburn Auditorium from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4. Baker and Foster will discuss the history and production of graphic novels, recent landmark works, and the unique opportunities and challenges that face African American cartoonists. The event is sponsored by the Department of English with support from the Fund for Academic Excellence. For information please contact Prof. Marc Singer at msinger@howard.edu. The event is free and open to the public.

The Blackburn Auditorium is inside the Blackburn University Center, between 5th and 6th streets NW and above Howard Place. It’s on the main quad at the top of campus. Here’s a document with driving and Metro directions to Blackburn.