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Calendar / Summer Cover to Cover
Beyond the Gutter
Friday August 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The magic of books is undeniable. We flip their pages to unlock new adventures, new truths and new possibilities. The best books challenge our preconceived notions and open our minds. They build worlds—some resembling our own and some we’ve yet to discover. This summer, Mingei International Museum will explore the connections between VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries and the wonder, intrigue and challenges of all things literary, from comic books to libraries to indie book shops.
Deepen your own relationship to books by hearing from local players in the literary scene reflect on their fields. Come early for a complimentary happy hour at 5pm, with beer, wine and snacks. The program will begin at 6pm, seating is limited.
Pre-Program Activity – Upcycle comic books and create your own one-of-a-kind comic bookmark.
Program (begins at 6pm) – Comic books are having a moment. From blockbuster films to independent comic shops, this important art form never seems to lose its audience’s enthusiasm. Join Adam Smith, Director of the upcoming Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture; Patrick Yurick of makingcomics.com; Robert Scott, owner and operator of Comickaze in Liberty Station; and Lorelei Bunjes, Vice President of Digital Services at IDW Publishing, as they discuss the influence of comic books, their role in popular culture, and their own professional practice within the field.
$5 per person after 5:00pm / FREE for Members
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org