Comics: Theory and Practice

MIT Building 1, Room 145 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

A visual lecture and intensive hands-on workshop with Scott McCloud in the art of making comics. Strong emphasis will be given to developing clarity, storytelling skills and personal expression.

Comics 2003 — A Fast-Changing Landscape

MIT Building 10, Room 250 222 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Cartoonist Scott McCloud discusses recent developments in comics and graphic novels and the recently accelerated evolution of comics on the Web.

Comics: Form and Content

MIT Building 4, Room 237 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Jessica Abel and Matt Madden will be showing examples of their work and talking about different aspects of comics, visual narrative, and creativity in general.

Comics: An Art Form in Transition

MIT Building 2, Room 105 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Print comics have struggled toward maturity through the literate graphic novel movement. Now, it's experiencing a vastly different set of growing pains on the web.

Comics and Social Conflict

MIT Building 2, Room 105 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Diana Tamblyn, Ho Che Anderson, and Jeet Heer on the unique opportunities comics allow for critiquing and revising dominant historical narratives.

Chris Claremont: “Opening Doors, Building Worlds”

MIT Building 2, Room 105 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Chris Claremont of X-Men fame will address thoughts and considerations that go into building a world that can support years of use.

Bobbie Chase and Marjorie Liu on the State of the Comic Book Medium

MIT Building 4, Room 231 Cambridge, MA

Join Bobbie Chase, Editorial Director of DC Comics, and comic book writer Marjorie Liu (Monstress, Astonishing X-Men, Black Widow) as they discuss the current and future state of the comic book medium.

John Jennings: “The Cipher Back to Here”

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

John Jennings is an Associate Professor of Art and Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo-State University of New York. He is the co-author of the graphic novel The Hole: Consumer Culture, Vol. 1.