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Face Value: A Talk by DB Dowd

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Douglas B. Dowd is a professor of Communication Design and American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Dowd is active as a curator, essayist and critic in the realm of modern graphic culture, writing on theoretical and historical topics in comics, animation, and illustration. He writes the blog Graphic Tales at and serves as an advisor to the Norman Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He co-edited Strips, Toons & Bluesies: Essays on Comics and Culture for Princeton Architectural Press in 2006 and served as a curatorial advisor for Ephemeral Beauty: Al Parker and the American Women’s magazine, 1940-1960 at the Rockwell in 2007.

Originally trained as a printmaker, Dowd’s books and prints are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University. His illustration work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Last year, Dowd published Visit Mohicanland, an online illustrated novel, at

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