The 224th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Oct. 9, 2018 at 7pm at The New School, Room A404, 66 West 12th Street. Free and open to the public.

 Izar Lunaček on Slowhatnia? The Best of Slovenian comics.

Izar Lunaček, a Slovenian cartoonist and comic activist takes us on a tour through the surprisingly engaging history of his country’s comics, ranging from anthropomorphic adventure classics through 60s’ counterculture erotica all the way to internationally awarded social critiques of the century’s close finishing with his own recent IDW miniseries. The talk will be enlivened by impromptu translations of passages from selected works.

Born in 1979, Lunaček has been drawing and publishing comics in Slovenian newspapers and magazines since the late 90s. So far, his work has been collected in seven books, the most recent two also securing translations in Spain and the US. Apart from drawing, he runs a comic book shop in the city of his home-town of Ljubljana and has founded his country’s first ever comics festival, currently in its 5th year.

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