Exploring the Art of Comics and Graphic Novels

Sims Library invites you to explore the world of comics and graphic novels during Will Eisner Week, March 2-6. This annual celebration honors the work of the legendary comic book artist, who is considered the father of the modern graphic novel. Sims Library will host the following events to celebrate comics and graphic novels:

  • Monday, March 2 at 5 p.m. -- English Club/Sigma Tau Delta is hosting “Are you a Fan of Graphic Novels?” a comic and fandom creative writing workshop from 5-6 p.m., followed by a showing of the documentary film Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, at 6 p.m. -- both events will take place in the Media Department on the 2nd floor of the Library. 
  • Wednesday, March 4 at 6 pm -- English instructor Sherri Craig will host A Celebration of Comics and Graphic Novels, featuring an overview of Eisner’s contributions to this genre. A panel of independent artists including Tedd Walley, Kurt Amacker, and Roland Paris  will discuss their work and share advice with budding graphic novelists and artists. 
  • March 2-6 -- An art exhibit featuring comics by Southeastern New Media & Animation students, at Sims Library lobby.

Will Eisner was one of the pioneers in the American Comic Book Industry, proving himself a master of a variety of artistic and literary styles. His landmark comic series The Spirit (1940–1952) was noted for its expressive artwork and breathtaking experiments in content and form.

The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sherri Craig at 985-549-5787 and Sherri.Craig@SELU.edu, or Angie Balius at 985-549-3898 and angie.balius@southeastern.edu.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:17:57 AM CST