February 9, 2010


Noted comic writer and graphic artist Scott McCloud will present a public lecture at UH to discuss his critically acclaimed work. McCloud visits the University of Houston in order to participate in the Graphic Novel workshop, a course taught by professor Mat Johnson, offered by Creative Writing Program, in collaboration with the Mitchell Center and the School of Art. The course is an introduction and exploration of modern graphic storytelling through both critical examination and workshop of original creative work within the form. Students and visiting artists focus on the medium and tools of graphic storytelling, its reoccurring themes and genres, and their relationship with modern storytelling.

Scott McCloud has been writing and drawing comics since 1984. His books Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics and Making Comics are available in 16 languages. Sin City creator Frank Miller called him “just about the smartest guy in comics.” His new book, Zot!: The Complete Black and White Collection, and online comics and inventions like the 24 Hour Comic can be found at www.scottmccloud.com.

LOCATION: José Quintero TheatreUniversity of Houston
PARKING: Free parking in Lot 16

Presented in collaboration with the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, Blaffer Art Museum and Aurora Picture Show.