Comic Consciousness: Graphic Novelists Tackle Cultural Identity and Crisis

Saturday, May 4 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Comics & Graphics
  • International
  • Race/Identity

Nora Krug, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Juliana "Jewels" Smith, moderated by Ajuan Mance

The book world can feel quite snobby at times, but comics don’t care where you come from. Unintimidating and inviting, comics can open the door to tough conversations about gentrification, genocide, natural disasters, and other uncomfortable truths. Armed with humor, wit, and vulnerability, writer-graphic novelists Nora Krug (“Belonging”), Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (“Ricanstruction”), and Juliana “Jewels” Smith (“(H)afrocentric Comics”) dive into the task of turning their most naked fears and haunting questions about survival and belonging into compelling visual storytelling.

The Marsh - Theater

With the support of the initiative "Wunderbar Together,“ initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe Institut, and the Federation of German Industries (BDI); the Goethe-Institut San Francisco; and Goethe-Institut’s translation support program "Books First"