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Comics & Culture

March 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Comics & Social (R)evolution, a 3-part Workshop Series
Lin Lucas
Comics has been called “the invisible art” because the deceptive simplicity of the form masks a complex, expressive multi-medium in which writing, drama, stage-craft, drawing, design, and imagination are combined to create an endless range of visual-narrative possibilities. In this workshop series, participants will critically examine issues of race, class, and gender using comics to explore both current and speculative representations.
Part 1: Comics & Culture
Comic strips and books have been integral parts of American life since the late 19th century. Generations have thrilled to the exploits of colorful characters like Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and countless others. But what do these characters reveal about our culture, politics, and society? 
This seminar will explore questions of race, gender, class, and human rights as presented through the lens of popular as well as alternative comics. 
Mr. Lin Lucas is the notorious author of radical picture narratives, screenplays, and unpublished poems. An explorer of the world, he is known to have a secret “Hovel of Solitude” somewhere in the city of Portland, where he is chiefly known for his subversive efforts to undermine the educational status quo through the arcane use of visual arts, creative movement, and storytelling.
March 5 12-3pm
Free, space limited to 10 workshop participants

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The Comics & Social (R)evolution comics series is part of BrownHall’s residency at the IPRC in Spring 2016. BCC: BrownHall is a Creative Collective of Black Artists in the Portland, OR area who are working to promote, build, sustain, and support a strong community based in creativity, love, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and getting shit done. In Spring of 2016 BCC: BrownHall (Black Creative Collective) will partner with the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) and community partners to develop a cultural renaissance initiative that celebrates Black art, Black voice, as well as Black contemporary art, material culture, and traditions within the city of Portland. This project focuses on the impact Black artists and cultural workers can have on the print and material culture of Portland. To encourage and promote stewardship in Black cultural narrative, space, and representation, this project will support the self-publishing of Black artists working in several mediums and through many tiers of development in forms that include comics, lyric booklets, essays, poetry, printed ephemera and events. As such, the BCC:BrownHall and IPRC partnership provides opportunities for Black artists to facilitate workshops, curate, showcase and celebrate their work in self-publishing projects. 






March 5, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Independent Publishing Resource Center Studios
318 SE Main St.
Portland , OR 97214 United States
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