The ninety-seventh meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 7 pm at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Presentations: Part 1. A Conversation with Thierry Smolderen
To celebrate the publication of the English-language edition of Thierry Smolderen’s new book The Origins of Comics: from William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, (University Press of Mississippi) the author joins us, via Skype, from France for a conversation.
Thierry Smolderen is a comics writer and scholar who teaches at the École européenne supérieure de l’image in Angoulême, France.

Part 2. Comics in the University.
Panelists : Ben Katchor (Parsons), Peter Kuper (SVA and Harvard), Jonathan W. Gray (John Jay College, CUNY), and  Nick Sousanis (Parsons, Teachers College), lead an audience discussion on the teaching of writing/drawing, history and critical study of comics and text-image work in the university.

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