Spring Fling

Greetings!

Last week we had a lovely meeting. Veronica, Shaun, Kom, Robert, and I discussed two postcolonial French works–Aya by Margeurite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie and The Zabime Sisters by Aristophane. They are lovely graphic novels and I highly recommend you check them out, even if you couldn’t make it the meeting.

While I’m sorry for the lack of notification for the last meeting, Veronica and I are proud to announce our next meeting!

When:
Thursday, April 28th from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

What:
Incognegro by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece
Truth: Red, White, and Black by Robert Morales and Kyle Baker

Why:
In honor of Mat Johnson’s upcoming visit to the U of O, we decided to focus a few meetings on African American comics creators. We figured it would be great to read one of Johnson’s works, and thought Morales and Baker’s re-imagining of the Captain American origin story was a great pairing.  By telling the stories of two black men in the 1930s and 1940s, these graphic novels address issues of  justice, power, and race in America that unfortunately still plague our culture.

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