by Betsy Gomez
This weekend, CBLDF founder Denis Kitchen, board member Paul Levitz, and Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be participating in Comic New York: A Symposium, which will take place in the Low Library on the Columbia University campus. The two-day symposium “brings together creators and academics to discuss the intertwined histories of American comics and the town where they were born: New York City. From the role of New York as breeding ground for generations of comics talent to the political, periodical, and underground nature of the comics themselves, the best NYC has to offer celebrates this unique medium.”
Kitchen and Brownstein are participating on Saturday, March 24. Kitchen will join Peter Kuper, Sabrina Jones, and John Carey for “Political New York,” a panel that takes place from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. From 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Brownstein joins Bill Griffith, R. Sikoryak, and Julia Wertz for “Alternative New York.” Levitz will be at the symposium on Sunday, March 25, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. for “Comic New York and the Academy,” which also includes academics Jonathan W. Gray and N.C. Christopher Couch.
Join Kitchen, Levitz, and Brownstein as they celebrate how New York City helped shape comics during this spectacular symposium, taking place March 24 – 25 at the Low Library, Columbia University (535 West 116th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue). For more details, visit the Comic New York website here.