Comic New York Symposium at Columbia U This Weekend!
And here's an overview of the conference, with links to the main website:
The Comic New York symposium brings together creators and academics to discuss the intertwined histories of American comics and the town where they were born: New York City. From the role of New York as breeding ground for generations of comics talent to the political, periodical, and alternative nature of the comics themselves, the best NYC has to offer celebrates this unique medium.
KEYNOTE: the featured session is a discussion with Chris Claremont and his long-time editor Louise Simonson, in recognition of Claremont’s recent gift of his complete archives to Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
This event is free, and open to the public. For more information, please see:
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
10:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:30-11:30 AM: New York, Real and Imagined
Kent WorcesterLUNCH BREAK 12:00-1:30 PM
John Romita Sr
John Romita Jr
Moderator: Chris Irving
1:30-2:30 PM: Political New York
Peter Kuper3:00-4:00 PM: Alternative New York
Moderator: David Hajdu
Bill Griffith5:00-6:30 PM: Keynote: a conversation with Chris Claremont and Louise Simonson
Moderator: Gene Kannenberg Jr.
SUNDAY MARCH 25
10:30-11:30 AM: Periodical New York
Ben KatchorLUNCH BREAK: 12:00-1:30 PM
Moderator: Eddy Portnoy
1:30-2:30: New York as Breeding Ground
Al Jaffee3:00-4:00 PM: Comic New York and the Academy
Moderator: Danny Fingeroth
Dedicated to the memory of JERRY ROBINSON
Jonathan W. Gray (CUNY/John Jay)Closing remarks
Paul Levitz (Columbia University)
N.C. Christopher Couch (University of Massachusetts/Amherst & the School of Visual Arts)
Moderator: Jeremy Dauber (Columbia University)
My thanks to the organizers, Jeremy Dauber, Danny Fingeroth, and Karen Green, for the invitation!