The Comics Medium and 'Good Talk'

Event Type: Library Event
Date: 8/15/2020
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 Marian University professor Tom Wallestad will present “The Comics Medium and ‘Good Talk’ ” on Zoom.

Registration is required and begins July 20 here at the Calendar. You'll receive the Zoom link. Pick up copies of the book at the downtown library’s Main Desk on the first floor.

According to The Atlantic, “Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations” by Mira Jacob, illustrates the “messy reality of life as an interracial family through a series of honest but not always conclusive conversations about love and race with family members at different stages in the author’s life.” The graphic memoir was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, named a New York Times Notable Book, as well as a best book of the year by Time, Esquire, Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal.

Wallestad will talk about the unique aspects of the comics medium and why “Good Talk” author Jacob might have chosen to tell her story in that form. He’ll talk about how “Good Talk” contributes to the continuing evolution of comics.

Wallestad, a graphic arts professor at Marian University, has taught comic art and animation as a topic for over 20 years. His research of the art form has taken him from regional to international locations, including a sabbatical in Japan.

Registration Ends: 8/14/2020 at 8:00 PM
Contact: Emilyn Linden
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee must be 18 Years or older.
  • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

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