Our original speaker John Kelly had to cancel, Bill Boichel--the founder and managing director of The Copacetic Comics Company-- will present instead.
With the gigantic popularity of recent major studio films, comics, and its characters, have never been more popular. But the art form of illustrative narrative dates back to at least the Cave Man. Bill Boichel will present an overview of comics history and how the ToonSeum, one of the very few museums of its type in the world, plays a role in this significant transformation of popular culture. Bill is an organizer of the Pittsburgh Independent Comics Expo and was involved in setting up the Toonseum--Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art--as a stand-alone entity. He has been active in the comics community, in a wide variety of roles, for more than 40 years.
This event is a part of the Lebo Comic Fest Series that includes the following programs:
Yona Harvey: Visible Pictures: Tales of Comics Script Writing 10/23/17 at 7:00 p.m.
Wayne Wise: Suffrage and Sappho 75 Years of Wonder Woman 11/16/17 at 7:00 p.m.
Lebo Comics Fest: Learn, Make, Play 11/18/17 6:30-8:30 p.m.