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Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix - John Jennings - <span class="date-display-single">04/06/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix

04/06/2017 - 6:00pm

- Multicultural Student Center Lounge - Red Gym

In the last decade a new generation of black scholars, publishers, creators, archivists, documentarians, and curators have come forth with a re-imagined vision of what it means to depict the African American experience via the comics medium. An underground movement has been operating unseen; flowing in tandem to the mainstream but showing very different levels of depth and experience. “The Black Age of Comics” is an attempt to shift the paradigm of how black images and stories are portrayed in the medium. The lecture will deal with examining some of the major creators and events in this robust and exciting visual culture.

John Jennings

About Presenter John Jennings


A Mississippi native and University of Illinois native, John Jennings is an Associate Professor of Visual Studies at The State University of New York at Buffalo. Jennings is an award-winning graphic novelist and author. His research and teaching focus on the analysis, explication, and disruption of African American stereotypes in popular visual media.


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