As Hollywood continues to churn out comic book superhero blockbusters, comics related college courses are filling up fast at universities everywhere, particularly in St. Louis, according to Pete Coogan, director of St. Louis- based Institute for Comics Studies.
Coogan teaches comics courses at Webster University, and, together with colleagues at other area universities, is hosting a comics conference, Saturday, March 27, at Webster University.
The event will bring together scholars, creators, and fans to discuss the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art in the Metro St. Louis area.
Academics and industry professionals will also discuss local teaching and comics creation.
Teachers, faculty, college and high school students, and comics fans and readers are encouraged to attend.
"This is an attempt to bring the St. Louis comics community together," says Coogan
Peter Coogan, Director of the Institute for Comics Studies and adjunct faculty member at Webster University
A presentation of the academic and professional comics communities in St. Louis and their activities, an explanation of why St. Louis is active in comics at the moment, and an introduction to SLACoFF-the Saint Louis Comics Friendly Faculty.
9:30-10:30: Comics Studies in St. Louis
A roundtable discussion by academics about how comics studies at their schools, why they're friendly to comics, how they got interested in studying comics.
Moderated by Peter Coogan (Institute for Comics Studies), with panelists Steve Higgins (Lewis and Clark Community College), Larry D. Quiggins (Lindenwood University), Geoff Schmidt (Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville), and David Schuman (Washington University in St. Louis)
Moderated by Peter Coogan (Institute for Comics Studies) with panelists Steve Higgins (Lewis and Clark Community College), Sheri McCord (St. Louis University), Geoff Schmidt (Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville), and David Schuman (Washington University in St. Louis).
For more information, contact Pete Coogan
at 314-962-7939 or firstname.lastname@example.org