Visiting Writers Series: Scott McCloud

Levitt Auditorium

Created in connection with the University’s recently launched Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, the new Visiting Writers Series features six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. These distinguished poets, novelists and short story writers will give readings – all of which are free and open to the public – and meet with students in the Creative Writing major to discuss issues of craft and the writing life.

Scott McCloud has been writing, drawing and examining comics since 1984. His first series, Zot!, garnered multiple nominations in the prestigious Harvey and Eisner awards. His book Understanding Comics was a New York Times Notable book for 1994 and has since been translated into over 16 languages. Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) has described McCloud as "just about the smartest guy in comics" and Locus magazine called him "arguably, the most important cartoonist alive."

This lecture is co-sponsored by the College of Art, Media & Design.

Above poster by Ryan Barr '14 (Illustration).

Gershman Hall
211 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

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