INFORUM and The Commonwealth Club present
Wednesday, August 22
GRAPHIC NOVELS: EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN COMIC BOOK
Scott McCloud, Author and Artist, Making Comics
Rory Root, Owner, Comic Relief
Andrew Farago, Gallery Manager, Cartoon Art Museum, Moderator
Comics and graphic novels have seen a meteoric rise in popularity in the last few years. For decades, comics were not taken seriously by many. Yet with the popularity of the works of R. Crumb and Harvey Pekar and the success of books and comics like Maus, Ghost World, Sin City and Optic Nerve, comics and graphic novels have leapt from the world of American sub-culture into the world of popular and even high culture. What accounts for this change? How are graphic novels shaping American and literary culture? Come hear the industry’s leaders talk about these issues and more.
6:00 p.m., Check-in | 6:30 p.m., Program | 7:30 p.m., Reception/Book signing | Club office, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco | $12 for Members, $20 for Non-Members, $7 for Students | Reservations: 415-597-6705 (students) or www.commonwealthclub.org/inforum
Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market Street (at Second), 2nd floor, San Francisco
Directly outside of the Montgomery Bart Station
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INFORUM is a division of The Commonwealth Club by and for people in their 20s and 30s, with a mission to inspire debate around civic issues. We are a connector between ideas, individuals and communities.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1924 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.
Official Website: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/
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