Calling all central Illinoisans! Next Monday, April 24, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez will join a panel discussion centered on our book She Changed Comics at the University of Illinois Undergrad Library. Gomez will be joined by comics scholar and UIUC iSchool professor Carol Tilley, cartoonist and animator Nina Paley, and UIUC South Asian Studies librarian Mara Thacker for a discussion of women comics creators, writers, artists, and publishers spanning the 20th and 21st centuries.
The event is free and open to the public in the Media Commons of the Undergrad Library, 1402 W. Gregory Drive in Urbana. Gomez will kick off the presentation at 4 p.m. by highlighting some of the extraordinary women from She Changed Comics, followed by the panel discussion with Tilley, Paley, and Thacker which will run until 5:30 p.m.
The talk is sponsored by UIUC’s iSchool, Undergraduate Library, International & Area Studies Library, and the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies. For disability-related accommodations, contact Dr. Tilley or MT Hudson (217-333-0885).