The Comic New York symposium brings together creators and academics to discuss the intertwined histories of American comics and the town where they were born: New York City. From the role of New York as breeding ground for generations of comics talent to the political, periodical, and underground nature of the comics themselves, the best NYC has to offer celebrates this unique medium.

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      • 10:30-11:30 AM: Periodical New York
        • Ben Katchor
        • Irwin Hasen
        • Emily Flake
        • Lauren Weinstein
          • Moderator: Eddy Portnoy
      • LUNCH BREAK: 12:00-1:30 PM
      • 1:30-2:30: New York as Breeding Ground
        • Al Jaffee
        • Miss Lasko-Gross
        • Tracy White
        • Dean Haspiel
          • Moderator: Danny Fingeroth
          • Dedicated to the memory of JERRY ROBINSON
      • 3:00-4:00 PM: Comic New York and the Academy
        • Jonathan W. Gray (CUNY/John Jay)
        • Paul Levitz (Columbia University)
        • N.C. Christopher Couch (University of Massachusetts/Amherst & the ¬†School of Visual Arts)
          • Moderator: Jeremy Dauber (Columbia University)
      • Closing remarks

    Books will be available for signing and purchase.

    Coffee Service sponsored by Alexander Street Press.

    For more information, please contact Karen Green at