The 2017 programming for the MoCCA Arts Festival have been released by the Society of illustrators. The Festival will be held April 1-2 and includes panel discussions focusing on diversity in comics, creating cartoons, underground publications, and more. Among the wide variety of panels available during the festival is a discussion on Teaching Comics Internationally. The discussion will include Jessica Abel, Guillaume Dégé, Ben Katchor and Merav Solomon with Bill Kartalopoulos as the moderator. Below is the description for the panel:
For much of their history, comics have been a self-taught discipline. Now students are learning how to make comics in a variety of academic environments, from dedicated schools to majors to minors to electives. This panel will bring together a group of international comics educators to discuss the programs they teach in and the different ways in which they approach teaching comics. Bill Kartalopoulos will lead a conversation with Jessica Abel (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, US), Guillaume Dégé (Haute école des arts du Rhin, France), Ben Katchor (Parsons The New School for Design, US), and Merav Solomon (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel).
The program will take place Sunday, April 2nd at 12:30pm in the Helvetica Room. For more information, visit MoCCA's programming page here.