The 303rd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  April 6, 2021 at 7pm ET. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please email comicssymposium@gmail.com to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

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John Hankiewicz on Comics as Collage

Comics can productively be regarded as a collage medium that allows for intuitive juxtaposition, digression, and disjuncture.  I have embraced this principle in the spirit of freedom, seeking to explore emotions and ideas that don’t readily lend themselves to conventional comics narrative.  In that light, I will discuss some of the ideas and influences behind my comics and share excerpts from the comics themselves.

John Hankiewicz is a cartoonist and printmaker.  His work has appeared in many self-published comics and zines, as well as in anthologies such as Kramers Ergot, Mome, and Ink BrickAsthma, a collection of his selected short comics, was published by Sparkplug in 2006, and his book-length comic Education was published by Fantagraphics Underground in 2017.   His prints have been featured in several juried shows.  Since 2011, he has taught drawing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.