On the fifth episode of season two, Mike speaks with Dr. Matthew Teutsch, Director of the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College, about his course on graphic memoirs and his upcoming book on Frank Yerby. They also discuss memorable panels, pages and moments in Christopher Priest’s Falcon, Luke Cage, Black Panther and more.
On the fourth episode of season two, Mike speaks with Anna Peppard about her work and interest in the representation of sexuality and gender in comics. Also, lots of love for Kurt Wagner.
This week on Comics School is a special edition Giant-Sized AERA Spectacular Roundtable discussing a cross-section of educational research and pop culture ranging from Big Mouth, Dr. Manhattan, Janet from the Good Place and elves.
On the second episode of season two, Mike speaks with Shawn Taylor from The Nerds of Color about his passion for comics.
COMICS SCHOOL is back! On the first episode of season two, Mike speaks with Tim Fielder about his work and being an afrofuturist.
“As an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar concerned with real and imagined urban landscapes, I integrate an historical understanding into investigations of contemporary culture.
We continue our conversation with Professor John Jennings about his work along with Dr. Damian Duffy on adapting the work of Octavia E. Butler as well as his forthcoming horror anthology Box of Bones. You don’t wanna miss this one.
JOHN JENNINGS is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award-winning collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of the Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art. Jennings is also a 2016 Nasir Jones Hip Hop Studies Fellow with the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. Jennings’ current projects include the horror anthology Box of Bones, the coffee table book Black Comix Returns (with Damian Duffy), and the Eisner-winning, Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times best-selling graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic dark fantasy novel Kindred. Jennings is also founder and curator of the ABRAMS Megascope line of graphic novels.
Donna-lyn Washington is adjunct-lecturer of English at Kingsborough Community College, and she is also senior editor and senior writer at ReviewFix. She has contributed to Reconsidering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays, published by University Press of Missi…
Christopher P. Lehman is a professor of ethnic studies at St. Cloud State University, a former summer visiting fellow at Harvard University, and the author of many books including The Colored Cartoon: Black Presentation in American Animated Short Films,…