Comic Books Past and Present Comic Books

Alternate Thursdays • 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. • [Zoom]

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Spring intersession:  April 15, 29 • May 13, (27 no class)

Summer session: June 3, 17 • July 1, 15, 29

Did you read comics as a kid? I did, and I still enjoy them. Comics have grown beyond the pages to film and television and are more popular than ever. At each meeting, we will watch a short presentation and then open up for discussion. Presentations cover such topics as the history of comics and graphic novels, the Comics Code Authority, comics as fiction and non-fiction, comics in film and other media, and other hot topics. After each presentation there will be discussion and sharing. If the group is interested, we will choose a classic or current comic series, such as Superman or Batman, and an autobiographical graphic novel such as “March” by Rep. John Lewis or “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takai to read and discuss.

Instructor: Dr. Barbara Glaeser      Coordinator: Dennis Hudson