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Humor, Comedy, and Laughter -- 3/14/19 Daypass -- From MAD to Memes: The History of Humor in Sequential Art
Professor Andre F. Peltier Professor Andre F. Peltier teaches Writing and Literature at Eastern Michigan University, specializing in African American literature, science fiction, and comic books. Having lived in Washtenaw County for nearly 25 years, Professor Peltier has developed a strong connection to the community. His focus on comic books dates back to childhood, while his scholarly interest in graphic art and humor began as an undergrad. Speaker’s Synopsis: In his presentation, Professor Peltier will discuss the development of humor in comic books and sequential art since the debut of Mad Magazine in 1952. While the focus is on the last 65 years, we will also look at earlier works and discuss the influence of political cartoons and social satire that have clearly influenced the more recent works, such as 19th Century campaign comics and the works of Ollie Harrington.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 03/14/2019
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED