comiCulture is thrilled to announce that Val Mayerik will join the event on Sept. 26 as a special guest. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Mayerik got his first assignment at Marvel Comics with a series featuring the barbarian Thongor. From there, he went on to illustrate the classic monster series of the Frankenstein Monster and the Living Mummy and was the co-creator of Howard the Duck. He has worked for almost every major comic book publisher. Since the 90’s, Mayerik has done most of his work in the advertising industry, but he has recently been inspired to come back to the world of comics. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, he is currently working on Of Dust and Blood, an original graphic novel about Little Big Horn. He is also illustrating an upcoming story in the comic series Angel Punk. Mayerik also paints western art and is an avid horseman.
comiCulture is pleased to announce that noted comics scholar Randy Duncan will join the ranks of the comiCulture guests. Dr. Duncan is professor of communication at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. He is co-author, with Matthew J. Smith, of The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture (Continuum 2009) and co-editor, with Smith, of the Eisner-nominated Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods (Routledge 2011) and the Icons of the American Comic Book (Greenwood Press 2013). He is co-author, with Michael Ray Taylor and David Stoddard, of Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction (Routledge 2015). Dr. Duncan is co-founder, with Peter Coogan, of the Comics Arts Conference. In 2009 Duncan received the Inge Award for Outstanding Comics Scholarship. In 2012 he received the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comics Arts.
We’re working hard to schedule an amazing lineup of educational and fun activities for comiCulture 2015. One such planned session is the Skateboard Art afternoon workshop. In this program, guests will be able to create a work of art, led … Continue reading
comiCulture, a biannual comic and pop culture educational symposium at the University of Houston-Clear Lake returns September 25-26. Stay tuned for details!