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The Art, Design, and Theory of Visual Storytelling Lecture & Workshop Series
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Ed Piskor
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 2:15pm
University Gallery

The Hip Hop / Comics Connection

Ed Piskor will be hosting TWO events on November 2nd.

 

Ed Piskor's Comics Student Workshop: 2:00 - 3:30 pm @ University Gallery 

Interested in making comics? Join us for our comics workshop with award-winning, best-selling comics artist Ed Piskor!  Bring your own comics art, or your questions about making comics, breaking into the comics world, and finding your voice in comics—hear from a major comics artist about what a life in comics can be.*The workshop event is free and open to RIT students only. Please RSVP at bit.do/PiskorRSVP.* 

 

The Hip Hop / Comics Connection Presentation: 5:00 - 7:00 pm @ Gosnell Auditorium (08-1250) 

Ed Piskor will explore the close relationship between hip-hop culture and comic books over the past 40 years. Ranging from graffiti to graphic novels, Piskor’s presentation will explore his hit comics series Hip Hop Family Tree and the two visual popular cultures it documents and celebrates.  *The presentation event is free and open to the public.*

Parking for Non-RIT Guests

We welcome people from outside of RIT at this event.  You will need to stop at the Welcome Center and obtain a Visitor Parking Pass.  For more information about visitor parking, including a campus map, see details at https://www.rit.edu/fa/facilities/pats/parking/visitors.html.

Our Speaker

Ed Piskor is the New York Times best-selling, Eisner award-winning creator of the comics series Hip Hop Family Tree and the graphic novel Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker. 

 

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Website: http://www.edpiskor.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdPiskor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edpiskorcartoonist/

Artist’s page at Fantagraphics Books: http://www.fantagraphics.com/artists/ed-piskor/

Author page on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Ed-Piskor/e/B00LDURW7A

TIME Magazine’s feature on “Comic Books and Hip Hop History: Ed Piskor”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPQD6eLw1B4

Interview: Hip Hop Family Tree's Ed Piskor on the weird old tools of classic comics: http://boingboing.net/2016/02/01/interview-hip-hop-family-tree.html

The Comics Journal interviews Ed Piskor: http://www.tcj.com/the-ed-piskor-interview/

Nancy Silberkleit
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
University Gallery

Advocacy Through Comics

A Conversation about Archie, Environmental Outreach, and How Comics Can Change the World.

Parking for Non-RIT Guests

We welcome people from outside of RIT at this event.  You will need to stop at the Welcome Center and obtain a Visitor Parking Pass.  For more information about visitor parking, including a campus map, see details at https://www.rit.edu/fa/facilities/pats/parking/visitors.html.

Our Speaker

Nancy Silberkleit is Co-CEO of Archie Comic Publications, one of the most successful, longest-running brands in the history of the comics industry. Her vision is that the comic book is a valuable tool for developing literacy among first-time readers and instilling a love of reading in everyone. 

R. Sikoryak
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Bamboo Room

Terms & Conditions: The Graphic Novel

R. Sikoryak will be holding a presentation followed by a book signing. 

Parking for Non-RIT Guests

We welcome people from outside of RIT at this event.  You will need to stop at the Welcome Center and obtain a Visitor Parking Pass.  For more information about visitor parking, including a campus map, see details at https://www.rit.edu/fa/facilities/pats/parking/visitors.html.

Our Speaker 

R. Sikoryak is an animator, illustrator, and cartoonist. He is the author of Masterpiece Comics and Terms and Conditions, and his comics and illustrations have apprared in The New Yorker, The Onion, GQ and more. He teaches in the illustration department at Parsons School of Design. 

Erik Loyer
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
McKenzie Commons

Timeframing: How Digital Comics, Games, and News Are Changing the Ways We Use Time to Tell Stories

Digital Humanities and Social Sciences & the School of Individualized Study present:

Parking for Non-RIT Guests

We welcome people from outside of RIT at this event.  You will need to stop at the Welcome Center and obtain a Visitor Parking Pass.  For more information about visitor parking, including a campus map, see details at https://www.rit.edu/fa/facilities/pats/parking/visitors.html.

Our Speaker

Erik Loyer is a digital media artist who uses tactile interfaces to tell stories and make arguments. Loyer’s award-winning apps, websites, and creative tools have gone on to receive international recognition across the digital humanities, electronic literature, indie games, and digital comics fields, including at IndieCade, MoCA, the Webby Awards, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. http://erikloyer.com

 

Adam Kubert
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:30pm
University Gallery

ADAM KUBERT / THE NARRATIVE ART OF COMICS

RIT Alum and renowned comics artist Adam Kubert, in conversation with RIT faculty member Daniel Worden about Kubert’s career in comics, his visual storytelling, and the art of superheroes. A signing will follow.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public.

Parking for Non-RIT Guests

We welcome people from outside of RIT at this event.  You will need to stop at the Welcome Center and obtain a Visitor Parking Pass.  For more information about visitor parking, including a campus map, see details at https://www.rit.edu/fa/facilities/pats/parking/visitors.html.

Our Speaker

Adam Kubert began his career in comics at the age of twelve lettering for DC Comics.  Since then he has had a long and prolific career.  Although he has drawn for all the top publishers, he is best known for his work at Marvel. Adam’s work includes drawing the X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, Ghost Rider and most notably, Wolverine. Adam is currently illustrating one of Marvel’s flagship titles, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, and he teaches Narrative Art at The Kubert School in Dover, NJ.

Some of Adam's work:

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