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Date:
October 10, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Downtown Library
Address:
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact:
541-682-5450
Cost:
Free
ADA:
Yes
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Comics Journalism

Thursday, October 10, 2019

An illustrated talk by UO's Katherine Kelp-Stebbins.


In this illustrated talk, Katherine Kelp-Stebbins will introduce the genre of comics journalism and explore why comics have been the medium for some of the most innovative and emotionally engaging journalistic work since the late 20th-century.

Historically, comics have been associated with younger audiences, humorous narratives, and lowbrow aesthetics. However, comics are now also employed in serious journalism. Kelp-Stebbins will highlight comics reportage from areas as diverse as the U.S.-Mexico border, refugee camps in Malta, and army bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. In connection with the exhibit Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective at the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, she will discuss his place in the birth of the genre by examining his editorial cartoons and his role in establishing the visual language of gonzo journalism.

Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Comics Studies in the Department of English at the University of Oregon.  This event is presented in partnership by Eugene Public Library and the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.