You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Wednesday, April 5, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Le Café, Morris.
Dr. Susan Bernardin, Professor of English, will present a talk titled, “Consequential Arts: Native American Comics and Graphic Narratives.” Abstract: In November 2016, the first Indigenous Comic Con took place in Albuquerque through the efforts of Lee Francis IV, publisher of Native Realities Press, and Johnnie Jae Morris, founder of the social media hub, “A Tribe Called Geek.” This milestone gathering of Indigenous comics artists and graphic novelists registered dramatic shifts in recent years regarding the power and presence of contemporary indigenous visual storytelling. In digital spaces and in tribal places, Native comics and graphics artists are recognizing indigenous histories and imagining indigenous futures. In doing so, they draw on and extend a network of visual and verbal influences, ranging from US comics traditions and settler popular culture to indigenous cosmological, family, and community narratives.
Seating is limited. To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to April 3. Vegetarian meals are available.