The graphic novelist James Sturm who serves as co-founder and faculty member of the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) at the The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University will be presenting on the history of the CCS on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00pm. Sturm began with his self-published strip Down and Out Dawg, interning with Art Spiegelman, and has since co-founded the Seattle weekly The Stranger and has earned an MFA at New York's School of Visual Arts. His most recent publication was in 2010 for Market Day.
There will also be a book party after Sturm's presentation that will feature art and comics made by Appalachian students from a Department of Art senior seminar on comics and graphic novels in Fall 2015.
Mark your calendars y'all — this is sure to be a fascinating lecture surrounding the always exciting history of comics!