Rethinking Comics & Digital Humanities: A Graphic Possibilities Research Workshop with Dr. Deborah Elizabeth Whaley The keynote scholar at the 2021 MSU Comics Forum, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley is an artist, curator, and writer. She is a Professor of American and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. Her acclaimed book Black Women in Sequences: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime explores  African, American American, and multiethnic women in the context of graphic novel production and comic book fandom. For this workshop, Professor Whaley discussed research methods at the intersection of comics studies and digital humanities.  Read More →

“The Storyworlds of Tim Fielder” On October 15th, 2020, the Graphic Possibilities Research Workshop welcomed Tim Fielder for a virtual conversation with Professor Kinitra Brooks. We spoke with Tim about his upcoming book, Infinitum (out January 19, 2021), which is an Afrofuturist tale epic in scope and steeped in Afrodiasporic experience that embraces the potentialities of the comic page. Tim talked to us about the influences of Buck Rogers & heavy metal; the critical importance of teaching and working with students; visualizing the Black experience through Afrofuturistic illustration; and, of course, comics. Check it out below, and you can find more of Tim’s work on hisRead More →