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Cornell alum to speak on the power of nonfiction comics

Comics journalism and non-fiction comics, which employ visual storytelling to cover news or nonfiction events, have become more popular over the last three decades. In a lecture on Tues., March 28, Andy Warner  ’06, an author of nonfiction comics, will explore the power of graphic media to tell true stories.

Andy Warner

In his lecture, “Power, platforms and pipelines: transnational nonfiction comics and the 21st century,” Warner will discuss key issues facing graphic journalism in recent years. The talk will be at 5 p.m. in Goldwin Smith Hall G64 and on Zoom and is free and open to the public.

Warner’s major in Near Eastern studies has informed his work, particularly his 2020 memoir "Spring Rain" about the 2005 uprisings in Lebanon, narrated from his perspective as a study abroad student in Beirut. Warner is also the author of "Pests and Pets," "This Land is My Land," and the New York Times Best Selling "Brief Histories of Everyday Objects." His books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Korean, French and Spanish. He is a contributing editor at The Nib and teaches cartooning at Stanford University and The Animation Workshop in Denmark.

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies and is co-sponsored by the Departments of History of Art and Visual Studies and Literatures in English, the Society for Humanities, and the American Studies Program.

Ayla Hodges is an events coordinator in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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