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Visual History: Interpreting the Past Through Comics

Presented by Revolutionary Spaces at Online/Virtual Space

May 11 2021
Visual History: Interpreting the Past Through Comics

A discussion with creators who have used comics and graphic novels to tell complicated and personal stories of American history.

Comic books have been a fixture for American children for generations. Often relegated (and sometimes maligned) to pulp fiction and cheap, simplistic entertainment, and even regulated and censured for a time in part due to congressional concerns about glorification of violence and even communism, comics today have reached beyond capes and monsters to tackle complex and significant cultural issues, including some of America’s most difficult histories.

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