A Public Service Announcement! ;)

A Public Service Announcement! ;)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Scott McCloud visits Hattiesburg!

I teach a "Contemporary Trends and Issues in Graphic Novels" course at the University of Southern Mississippi. Here are a few of my former and current students posing with comics scholar, creator, and all-around nice guy Scott McCloud.

He was in town doing signings of his new book, Making Comics, and took the time to chat with these very impressed folks. Since we read Understanding Comics in my class as an introduction to the form, they were eager to meet him. Now that they know how warm and friendly he is, they're even more ready to spread the message that Sequential Art Narratives are Literature!

Thank you, Mr. McCloud, and you're welcome in Hattiesburg and USM anytime!