Monday, November 11, 2013

Childlit GSA Forum: Graphic Novels and the Comic-verse

Upcoming ChildLit GSA Forum

When: Friday, November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Living Room Cafe @ 5900 El Cajon Blvd 
Topic of the Night: "Graphic Novels and the Comic-verse"

The next GSA Discussion Forum is set to explore the expansive universe of comics and graphic novels, from the classic superheroes to infamous stuffed tigers, and every single character in between.

The GSA Forums are a chance to engage with like-minded folks on all realms and levels of Children's Lit. Comics make up a huge repository of adventures for many a childhood, teenhood, and young (and old) adulthood, so it's about time we brushed up on our heroes and villains, anime and Peanuts, and all the fabulous graphic novels that don't get enough love (and the few that do). Bring some brilliant things to share about the ever-evolving stories of Batman, Spiderman, X-men, and such. Or think about the influence and presence of works like Persepolis and A Game for Swallows. One of the newest Marvel characters was just revealed, a Muslim-American teenage girl--what are your thoughts on that? Discuss the changing dynamics of San Diego's Comic-Con and the rise of Comic Cons internationally. It's quite amazing how pervasive comics and graphic novels are, especially when we stop to think one of the most beloved child characters is Calvin... and Hobbes.

In fact, bring some of your favorite or most interesting books/novels to share with others, and expose those of us a bit less than well-versed in the realm of comics. Or just come and hang out, play a pub(lication) quiz, win a silly prize, and feel like the sovereign of the evening. The forum is meant to be a welcoming and casual gathering.

Forums are open to all folks interested. That means faculty, grad students, undergrads, and you! So whether you have tons to discuss or you just feel like listening in, please drop by! It also provides an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded peers and scholars of the field.

We'll be holding the event at The Living Room Cafe from 7 pm to about 9 pm, so stop by any time and stay for as long as you like.

Looking forward to meeting up, hanging out, and diving into a comic book with you.

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