This Saturday in Portland I’ll be participating in a panel as part of Rebooting Democracy. It’s free to attend, and it should be pretty dang interesting. Here’s the info!
Drawing Attention: Politics & Comics
Politics and comics go way back, and the rich relationship continues to this day. Learn how this art form has played an active role in political causes and moments from the 1800s to today with historian Gus Frederick, author of Oregon History Comics, Sarah Mirk, Floating World Comics owner Jason Leivian and local comic book artists Tyler Chin-Tanner and Breena Wiederhoeft. This session is totes free and open to the public. Backspace. 115 NW 5th Ave. Saturday, April 19, 2:30-3:45
I have to admit, I found it kind of funny when I was first asked to be on a panel about politics (I’ll be doing a similar panel next week as part of Stumptown Comics Fest), since I generally don’t consider myself a very political person. But there are no doubt some politics in Picket Line, even if no donkeys or elephants are explicitly involved (you know what a fuss THOSE guys make) which begs the question: what political party DOES a T-Rex represent? I’d love if you could stop by, did I mention it’s free and open to the public?