2014 MSU Comics Forum Unveiled

It is my pleasure to formally unveil the 2014 Michigan State University Comics Forum poster along with the schedule of events for this year’s Forum.  Stan Sakai, this year’s Keynote Speaker, has water-colored a custom Michigan State University themed Usagi Yojimbo poster for our event.

Stan’s keynote address will place on February 21 from 7-8:30 in the Residential College of Arts & Humanities Theater.

Feel free to repost this electronic image to help us promote the many events surrounding this year?s MSU Comics Forum.  If you are a business owner or manager and would like to receive a few posters to hang in your place of business, please contact me (Ryan Claytor, MSU Comics Forum Director at rclaytor@msu.edu) by Friday, Jan. 17th, 2014 to be added to our mailing list.

MSUCF 2012 Promotional Poster Unveiled

We are proud to unveil the Michigan State University Comics Forum 2011 promotion poster – designed, illustrated, lettered, inked, and colored by Jay Jacot – the Artist Alley Coordinator for the event.

For more information on Jay’s background, be sure to check out the About section of the site or check out Jay’s website (j2comics.blogspot.com).  A limited number of signed posters (whose final printed size will be 18×24) will be available free to event attendees

Keynote Address is Tonight (Friday, January 21)

The Michigan State University Comics Forum starts this evening with the Keynote address by Nate Powell at 7:00 PM in the Residential College of Arts & Humaities Theatre located in the basement of Snyder Phillips Hall, Michigan State University.

The Comics Forum continues tomorrow, January 22, with an Artist’s Alley beginning at 11:00 AM in the LookOut! Gallery on the second floor of Snyder Phillips Hall.  Talented comic book artists will be there to talk with fans and show off their work.  There will also be three panel discussions on comic books beginning at 11:30 AM that will take place in classrooms next to the LookOut! Gallery.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Call for Presenters

The Michigan State University Comics Forum is an annual event that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore and celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art.  Next year’s event is scheduled to take place January 21-22 at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities on the campus of Michigan State University.

We seek proposals for 15-20 minute presentations during the panel discussions which will be held on Saturday (Jan. 22).  Comic book and graphic novel related presentations from a broad range of disciplines will be conssidered.  Proposals are due December 1.

Please submit proposals to Joseph Darowski at darowski@msu.edu.