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Black Comix, Social Justice and Visual Ideologies
Thu, April 6, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
Sign up to do an ACK! workshop on Black comix, identity, social justice agendas and representation in the contemporary political climate. Participants will learn several comix making practices from professor and cartoonist, John Jennings. This workshop is open to all students.
John Jennings is a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside. Jennings received his MA in Art Education in 1995 and the MFA in Studio with a focus on Graphic Design in 1997 from UIUC. He is an interdisciplinary scholar who examines the visual culture of race in various media forms including film, illustrated fiction, and comics and graphic novels. Jennings is also a curator, graphic novelist, editor, and design theorist who's research interests include the visual culture of Hip Hop, Afrofuturism and politics, Visual Literacy, Horror and the EthnoGothic, and Speculative Design and its applications to visual rhetoric. (copied from UC, Riverside CHASS new faculty page)