Award-winning and renowned writer and creator, Roxane Gay, is the featured speaker for the Spring Eisner Lecture, with award-winning comics creator Whit Taylor moderating. View this lecture via live stream on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 3:00 pm.
Roxane Gay is renowned across a diverse array of creative mediums, it is an honor to have her participate in our annual Spring Eisner Lecture series. She is a preeminent and prolific writer, editor, publisher, professor, and social commentator. For our comics fans, she wrote the six-part series, World of Wakanda by Marvel. A few of her many critically acclaimed books include, Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and Hunger. Roxane Gay also writes regular opinion pieces for the The New York Times, produces "The Audacity" newsletter, and is currently working on several television and film projects, with more books forthcoming.
Whit Taylor is an awarding-winning cartoonist and a member of the Center for the Cartoon Studies faculty, facilitating the Visiting Artist Seminar which features weekly guests, including the most celebrated cartoonists, children's books authors, designers, writers, and designers, whereby they share their creative processes and professional pathways with students. Whit Taylor is the writer of Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom with art by Kazimer Lee '16, published in 2021. In 2020, she won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series for Fizzle. In 2019, Whit was the keynote speaker at the International Comics and Medicine Conference hosted by The Center for Cartoon Studies. Her comics have been featured in The New Yorker, The Nib, and The Lily, amongst others. We look forward to Whit's thoughtful discussion with Roxane Gay and hope you tune in.
This event is free and open to the public.
Image above from The Sacrifice of Darkness:
New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay (World of Wakanda, Difficult Women) adapts her short story "We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness" as a full-length graphic novel with writer Tracy Lynne Oliver (This Weekend), and artist Rebecca Kirby (Biopsy). Expanding an unforgettable world where a tragic event forever bathes the world in darkness, The Sacrifice of Darkness follows one woman's powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any.