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The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Roman Muradov

To hell with narrative and self-expression! Instead: constraints and repetition (and repetition)! This talk sets Idleness against Inspiration, and namedrops an indecent number of French names in the process. Reader, attend!!…

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NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Peter Burr

  Peter Burr will present and discuss his work over the past decade. Peter Burr is an artist from Brooklyn, New York, specializing in animation and installation. His work has been…

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The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium – Spring 2017 Schedule of Events.


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Orion Martin on The Largest Comics Industry Ever: China’s Pulp Comics

Orion Martin on The Largest Comics Industry Ever: China’s Pulp Comics Beginning in Shanghai in the 1920s, a vibrant culture of mass produced comics developed in mainland China. These pocket-sized comics,…

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Dixon Place presents Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows

Dixon Place presents Carousel Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak Presentations of graphic novels and gag cartoons, plus live drawing & music.  Featuring:
  Pénélope Bagieu
, Cynthia Kaplan, Asterios Kokkinos, Summer Pierre, Flash Rosenberg, Whit Taylor
, Kriota Willberg and more……

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The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium Presents: Michael Tisserand

Michael Tisserand on “Birth of the Krazy: The Early Days of George Herriman and Krazy Kat.”   George Herriman’s biographer Michael Tisserand revisits the years when boxing, funny animals, and the…

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Closing Reception: Todd Lambrix | A Broken Taxonomy

Closing Reception: Todd Lambrix | A Broken Taxonomy LIU Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Please join us at the opening reception of A Broken Taxonomy Thursday night,…

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The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Cynthia Roman

Cynthia Roman on “Hogarthian Progresses in Eighteenth-Century Graphic Satire”   Sequential narration in satiric prints is most famously associated with the “modern moral subjects” of William Hogarth (1697–1764): Harlot’s Progress (1732), A Rake’s Progress(1735), Marriage…

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Parsons Illustration’s Ben Katchor & Gabriella D’Alessandro featured in The New York Times

Congratulations to Parson’s Illustration’s Ben Katchor and Gabriella D’Alessandro for being featured in The New York Times Weekend Arts Gift Guide. In the November 25th issue of The New York Times, class of…

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The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Warren Bernard

Two talks by Warren Bernard 1. Training The Armed Forces: The Work of Lt.  Robert Osborn and Sgt. Will Eisner Some of the first large scale institutional training utilizing comics was…

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The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Angela Stempel

Angela Stempel on Picturing Worlds: abstraction, rhythm and “reality” in animated spaces. In this presentation, Angela will present her works of experimental animation that explore abstract shapes, the dissolution of the…

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David Kunzle on Chesucristo: The fusion in word and image of Che Guevara and Jesus Christ – the poetry

The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: David Kunzle on Chesucristo. The fusion in word and image of Che Guevara and Jesus Christ: the poetry.   Amid the manifold means…

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David Sandlin: Hold Back the Rushing Waters, Make the Wind Lie Still.

The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: David Sandlin: Hold Back the Rushing Waters, Make the Wind Lie Still. Artist David Sandlin discusses the influences of country music on his…

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David Kunzle on Töpffer and Cham: the amateur and the professional

The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: David Kunzle on Töpffer and Cham: the amateur and the professional. Two caricaturists dominate the emerging field of the French comic strip from…

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The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium Present: Jack Kirby

Crossing Kirby: The “King of Comics” in context of social issues and “fine” art The groundbreaking exhibition “Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby” at California State University, Northridge…

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RESCHEDULED: NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium Present: Colette Gaiter

  Colette Gatier on Emory Douglas: 50 years of Revolutionary Art Colette Gaiter will talk about former Black Panther party artist, designer, and illustrator Emory Douglas’s work on The Black Panther newspaper…

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NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Martha Rust

Martha Rust on Circles, Lines, and Coils: Picturing Life Stories in Medieval Manuscripts and Rolls. The set of all points in a plane that are equidistant from a given point, a…

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NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium Presents: Seymour Chwast

As part of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium Parsons is happy to welcome our upcoming guest Seymour Chwast! “Many of my illustrations and work that I do for myself fall…

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Illustration Faculty Ben Katchor’s “Cheap Novelties” Book Tour

Cheap Novelties is an early testament to Ben Katchor’s extraordinary prescience as both a gifted cartoonist and an astute urban chronicler. Rumpled, middle-aged Julius Knipl photographs a vanishing city — an…

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New York Comics and Picture-story Symposium: May 10, Roland Kelts

May 10, 2016 – Roland Kelts – The Hybrid Roots of Manga 7-9 PM Room M 101 (Bark room), 66 Fifth Ave., lobby level How the influx of American and other Western…

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