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Friday, September 16, 2011


A little last minute but totally psyched to be there. I'll be going down to NYC for a series of fun events at NYU. Details below:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A/P/A Institute at NYU
7th Floor Gallery
41-51 E. 11th Street

RSVP: online at www. | | 212.992.9653
Free and open to the public.

Larry Hama: Artist-in-Residence
Join us as we welcome Larry Hama as our 2011-2012 Artist-in-Residence!

Hama will speak about his project plans for an online comic anthology and participate in the panel Beyond The Funny Pages: Comics, Culture and Communication curated and moderated by Marvels & Monsters exhibition curator and cultural critic Jeff Yang.

Beyond The Funny Pages: Comics, Culture and Communication Panel
The panel focuses on applications of comic art in venues beyond entertainment — from politics to preservation of history to a new language for instruction. The panel features those who are subverting or pushing the boundaries of the form such as Larry Hama, Christine Norrie, Greg Pak, Tak Toyoshima and GB Tran. Moderated by Jeff Yang.

More information about Larry Hama and the panelists.

Exhibition Opening for “Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986
Over four decades that included some of the most turbulent times in our nation's history, science fiction author and cultural studies scholar William F. Wu painstakingly gathered an archive of comics distinguished not only by its size and reach, but by its scope: It is perhaps the world's only, and certainly the largest, collection of comic books featuring images of Asians and Asian Americans. The exhibition Marvels and Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986

The pulp phantasmagoria of Wu's archive isn't just a treasure trove for fans of graphic fiction, it's also a unique and fascinating look at America's evolving racial and cultural sensibility — showing how images that began as racist and xenophobic propaganda during times of war and nativist unrest have coalesced into archetypes that in many ways still define America's perception of Asians today.

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