May 11, 2012


Watch the event on UChicago Live, featuring Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, and more

Fri., May 18, 6 – 7:30 pm (CST)
Sat., May 19, 9 am – 7:15 pm (CST)
Sun., May 20, 10:30 am – 12 pm (CST)

Join us for the live webcast of Comics: Philosophy & Practice, which brings together seventeenworld-renowned cartoonists to discuss the past and future of graphic narrative. Conference registration filled up in a mere few hours. We are now accommodating overwhelming demand for this University of Chicago event with a free live webcast via UChicago Live on Fri., May 18, 6 - 7 pm; Sat., May 19, 9 am - 7:15 pm; and Sun., May 20, 10:30 am - noon.

Participants can:
RSVP to the live webcast event “Comics: Philosophy & Practice” on Facebook
Join the conversation on Twitter @UChicagoArts #comicscon
Bookmark the webcast on UChicago Live:

Artists attending the conference: Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Phoebe Gloeckner, Justin Green, Ben Katchor, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Françoise Mouly, Gary Panter, Joe Sacco, Seth (Gregory Gallant), Art Spiegelman, Carol Tyler, and Chris Ware. For a complete schedule and other conference information: Please note that the panel Lines on Paper 10:30 am - 12 pm, will be the only event webcast on Sun., May 20.

This unprecedented gathering is the first in an annual series of conferences sponsored by theRichard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, a major new arts initiative aimed at fostering creative innovation at the intersection of academic inquiry and artistic practice. It is also one of the first major events held in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, a vibrant new hub of arts activity on the UChicago campus.