Mr. Matt Daigle, Deaf Professional Cartoonist
Matt Daigle is a deaf professional cartoonist with over 11 years of experience. He is the creator of a single panel cartoon series called "In Deaf Culture..." and "Deaf Reel", and as well as the popular webcomic "That Deaf Guy" which he collaborates with his hearing wife, Kay and boasts over 13,000 fans and an impressive international audience. Daigle has published two humor books, "Adventures in Deaf Culture" and "Extreme Interpreting". His new book "That Deaf Guy: A Family Portrait" is currently in production.
Matt lives in Burbank, California with his wife and son.
"The Deaf Experience As Told Through Sequential Art"
Thursday, October 25, 20127:00 pmStudent Development Center (SDC) - Room 1300/1310
This lecture will educate audiences on the world of cartooning from the perspective of a deaf artist. Daigle will share his experiences growing up with the desire to create art and how he found his niche with cartooning. He will explore the elements of storytelling, sequential art, and how they relate to cartooning specifically and the challenges of entertaining Deaf/HoH and Hearing audiences alike. Daigle will touch on how he manages to incorporate a 3-D language such as ASL into a medium that is 2-D and how he draws on his own deaf experiences to entertain thousands worldwide.