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Our Comics, Ourselves at the University of Connecticut

June 14 – August 22, 2016

The Archives & Special Collections at the University of Connecticut will host the first traveling installment of the exhibition Our Comics, Ourselves co-curated by Jan Descartes and Monica McKelvey Johnson. The exhibition premiered at Interference Archive in January, and we’re really excited to see it move on to new locations. Our Comics, Ourselves features comics from the Interference Archive collection as well as private collections on loan.

Audio Interference 12: Elvis B. & Jan Descartes

“I just remember when I was first making comics, it just felt really powerful. It’s kind of like that feeling when you first start riding a bike.” – Jan Descartes

Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art

January 21 – April 17, 2016
Exhibition opening: January 21, 7-10pm

The exhibition Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art presents the graphic stories that describe the complexity and diversity of our collective experience, and examines the social and historical contexts within which they emerged. This exhibition includes includes comic books, graphic novels, DIY comics, and various comics paraphernalia primarily from the United States, 1945 to present.

Cartoonist Whit Taylor on Autobiography, Identity, and Self-Reflection in Comics

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Join NYC-based, New Jersey-born cartoonist, editor, and comics writer, Whit Taylor as she talks about her work in the context of autobiography, identity, and self-reflection. She will present and discuss several of her comics, including The Anthropologists, a semi-autobiographical account of three strangers venturing into the Australian Outback together for a week of unexpected adventures, and her most recent work Ghost, a mind-expanding journey to remote and unanticipated landscapes, in a story of exploration, self-discovery, and healing.

Tintin, Tom of Finland and Beyond: How I Came to Comics through Alt Masculinity and Bad Sex

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Join us for a very special presentation by A.K. Summers, who will discuss how alternative comics and queer zines share a common punk/DIY ethos as well as subject matter which often celebrates pulp, the misanthropic, oppositional, outlandish and unnatural. She will connect these and other influences in her work, as well as her own comic zine from the 1990s, Negativa, and eventual long-form graphic novel Pregnant Butch (2014).

Comix from the Real Cost of Prisons Project with Lois Ahrens and Kevin Pyle

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Comix from the Real Cost of Prisons Project with RCPP founding director Lois Ahrens and comics artist Kevin Pyle, artist and co-writer of Prison Town-Paying the Price. Lois will talk about the three Real Cost of Prisons Project comic books and how 135,000 came to be printed and sent to incarcerated women and men in every state in the country. She’ll also show slides of   incarcerated cartoonists who responded to the comic books with their own work from inside. Kevin will read from Prison Town- Paying the Price and discuss the process of creating the comic, as well as his longtime involvement with WW3 and other activist comic projects.

Our Comics, Ourselves: Leela Corman Presents

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Join Gainesville-based illustrator, cartoonist, and Middle Eastern dancer, Leela Corman as she talks about her work, from Eisner-nominated graphic novel, Unterzahkn, to her autobiographical comics about grief and healing, and her new collection of comics coming out in 2016 from Retrofit Books. She will also organize a participatory reading of one of her works.