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Thursday, March 28 • 8:00am - 8:50am
Graphic Novels SIG

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The Graphic Novels SIG is happy to announce that we will be hosting guest speaker T Edward Bak at our annual meeting. All conference attendees are welcome to attend.

T Edward Bak is the cartoonist of the semi-autobiographical comic strip Service Industry, which originally appeared in Flagpole Magazine. Critical praise for the Service Industry collection coincided with a Fellowship at the Center for Cartoon Studies. After his stories appeared in the anthologies Orchid, Drawn & Quarterly Showcase, The Best American Comics, and MOME, Floating World Comics began serializing his graphic novel, WILD MAN. Most recently, his illustrated essays were featured in print and online at High Country News, Popula, and The Nib. Mr. Bak currently lives in Oregon and resumes work on WILD MAN. For more information, check out his Instagram and his Patreon.

Bak has spent the past nine years researching, writing, and illustrating a graphic novel about the geographical crossroads and temporal continuum of nature and culture. He is committed to the further development of the work, seeking to balance indigenous perspective with the emergence of imperial and scientific history. Accompanied by a series of projected drawings from the book, he will share the experience of his creative process to describe how WILD MAN and he have evolved together.

We acknowledge Tara S. Spies Smith for her help in organizing this event.

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Olivia Miller Piepmeier

Arts & Humanities Librarian, UMass Dartmouth
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Andrew Wang

Ringling College of Art & Design

Speakers
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T Edward Bak

Author-artist / Naturalist
Comics & Graphic Novels. T EDWARD BAK is the author-artist of WILD MAN, a graphic novel exploring intersections of nature and culture, balancing traditional ecological and indigenous narrative perspectives with the emergence of imperial and scientific history. Accompanied by a series... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am MDT
Grand America Hotel: Murano Garden Salon (1st Floor) 555 Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111