Diversity in comics and graphic novels

Course Dates: 06/06/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

This course explores diversity in comics and graphic novels. We will focus on the history of race and LGBTQ representation in Comics.

Description

What is the course about?

The one day course looks at race and LGBQT representation spanning over a 100 years of comics and graphic novels.

Tutor biography
Bobby Joseph is the comic book author of cult classics Skank Magazine, Black Eye and is the author of the critically-acclaimed Scotland Yardie graphic novel. His comic work was featured in the 'Anarchy in the UK' comic exhibition at the British Library. The piece, 'Co-Co Nutts' was viewed by over 60,000 visitors during the summer of 2015. He is a vocal advocate for diversity in comic books. He has appeared in documentaries and has done talks about diversity in comics on BBC Radio, BBC London News, Radio 4’s The Today show, The Lakes Comics Festival, and Amnesty International.

What will we cover?

The course will look at race and LGBQT representation from the early 1900s through to the controversial war comics of the 1940s. The course will look at the mass appeal of superheroes of the 1960s to the present. This course will also look at the negatives and positives of representation to understand how diversity has shaped the modern imagination.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- To understand the true history of representation in comics.
- To understand the motives of comic book creators from different eras.
- To understand why representation matters.
- To understand why diversity matters.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You need to be able to read and write English
- You need to be able to have a certain level of sightedness as the course works partly with material that is only
visual
- The level is open to all comers, from amateurs to professionals. Enthusiasm for the medium is the key
requirement.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Teaching will include short lectures and group and individual work in class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Pen, paper and notebook.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Look for othe Literature courses under History, Culture and Writing at www.citylit.ac.uk.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Bobby Joseph

Bobby Joseph is the comic book author of Skank Magazine, Black Eye and the Scotland Yardie graphic novel. He has written for The Guardian, Vice.com, The Voice newspaper, Radio 4 and BBC1's Lenny Henry in Pieces. His comic work was featured in the 'Anarchy in the UK' comic exhibition at the British Library. The piece, 'Co-Co Nutts' was viewed by over 60,000 visitors during the summer of 2015. He is a vocal advocate for diversity in comic books.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: HLT138

Sat, day, 06 Jun - 06 Jun '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £30.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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