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2015 Comics Forum Wraps!

Thank you to all the artists, scholars, and attendees who made the 2015 event so successful this past weekend.  Special thanks to all of our sponsors, and especially our keynote speaker, Tom Hart.  We look forward to seeing you for the 9th annual MSU Comics Forum in 2016 (mark your calendars for Feb. 26th & 27th, 2016).

2015 MSU Comic Forum Keynote Address by Tom Hart (Photograph by Ryan Claytor)

2015 MSU Comic Forum Keynote Address by Tom Hart (Photograph by Ryan Claytor)

 

MSU Comics Forum "Public Conversation" and Tour Stop with Scott McCloud (Photograph by Whitney Spotts)

MSU Comics Forum “Public Conversation” and Tour Stop with Scott McCloud (Photograph by Whitney Spotts)

 

Until February 2016,
Ryan Claytor
MSU Comics Forum – Director

 

2015 MSU Comics Forum Poster Unveiled

It is my pleasure to formally unveil the 2015 Michigan State University Comics Forum poster.  Tom Hart, this year’s Keynote Speaker, has produced a heart-felt homage to our keynote speaker who was not meant to be, Sergio Aragones.

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Tom’s keynote address will place on Friday, February 20th from 7-8:30 in the Residential College of Arts & Humanities Theater.

Feel free to repost this electronic image to help us promote the many events surrounding this year’s MSU Comics Forum.  If you are a business owner or manager and would like to receive a few posters to hang in your place of business, please contact me (Ryan Claytor, MSU Comics Forum Director at rclaytor@msu.edu) by Friday, Jan. 30th, 2015 to be added to our mailing list.

Scott McCloud Added to 2015 Comics Forum Line-up

In conjunction with Schuler Books, Comics artist and theoretician, The MSU Comics Forum presents Scott McCloud (The Sculptor, Understanding Comics, Zot), as he stops in Lansing, MI during his book tour promoting his new graphic novel, The Sculptor.

A Conversation with Scott McCloud
Monday, Feb 16
th, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Schuler Books, Eastwood Towne Center, Lansing, MI 48912

2014 MSU Comics Forum Unveiled

It is my pleasure to formally unveil the 2014 Michigan State University Comics Forum poster along with the schedule of events for this year’s Forum.  Stan Sakai, this year’s Keynote Speaker, has water-colored a custom Michigan State University themed Usagi Yojimbo poster for our event.

Stan’s keynote address will place on February 21 from 7-8:30 in the Residential College of Arts & Humanities Theater.

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Feel free to repost this electronic image to help us promote the many events surrounding this year?s MSU Comics Forum.  If you are a business owner or manager and would like to receive a few posters to hang in your place of business, please contact me (Ryan Claytor, MSU Comics Forum Director at rclaytor@msu.edu) by Friday, Jan. 17th, 2014 to be added to our mailing list.

MSUCF 2012 Promotional Poster Unveiled

We are proud to unveil the Michigan State University Comics Forum 2011 promotion poster – designed, illustrated, lettered, inked, and colored by Jay Jacot – the Artist Alley Coordinator for the event.

For more information on Jay’s background, be sure to check out the About section of the site or check out Jay’s website (j2comics.blogspot.com).  A limited number of signed posters (whose final printed size will be 18×24) will be available free to event attendees

Poster rough

Keynote Address is Tonight (Friday, January 21)

The Michigan State University Comics Forum starts this evening with the Keynote address by Nate Powell at 7:00 PM in the Residential College of Arts & Humaities Theatre located in the basement of Snyder Phillips Hall, Michigan State University.

The Comics Forum continues tomorrow, January 22, with an Artist’s Alley beginning at 11:00 AM in the LookOut! Gallery on the second floor of Snyder Phillips Hall.  Talented comic book artists will be there to talk with fans and show off their work.  There will also be three panel discussions on comic books beginning at 11:30 AM that will take place in classrooms next to the LookOut! Gallery.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Call for Presenters

The Michigan State University Comics Forum is an annual event that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore and celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art.  Next year’s event is scheduled to take place January 21-22 at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities on the campus of Michigan State University.

We seek proposals for 15-20 minute presentations during the panel discussions which will be held on Saturday (Jan. 22).  Comic book and graphic novel related presentations from a broad range of disciplines will be conssidered.  Proposals are due December 1.

Please submit proposals to Joseph Darowski at darowski@msu.edu.

Keynote Address with Guy Davis

A reminder that this Friday Guy Davis will be giving the keynote address for The Michigan State University Comics Forum.

Time: Friday, March 26th, 2010; 7:00pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Residential College of Arts & Humanities Theatre – Snyder/Philips
hall, Michigan State University



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The Michigan State University Comics Forum is sponsored by The MSU Department of Art, Art History and Design, The Journal of Popular Culture, Clem's Comics and Games, The MSU Department of English, The MSU Special Collections Library, Hollow Mountain Comics, Games & Collectibles, the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, MSU Muslim Studies Program, and BRD Printing.

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