Horror & Heroism: Comics and Activism in the 21st Century

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Andrews Hall Room: Bailey Library
Additional Info: ANDR
Contact: Timothy Schaffert, tschaffert2@unl.edu
In conversation with artist/editor José Villarrubia
where he will discuss recent projects, such as INFIDEL (Image Comics), which follows an American Muslim woman and her neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. The five-part comic, for which Villarrubia served as colorist/editor, has been optioned for film by TriStar. Villarrubia has worked on a number of DC and Marvel comics, contributing to Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Thor, and many other iconographic characters/series, as well as projects such as Cuba: My Revolution and America: The Life and Times of America Chavez. He has collaborated on two books with Alan Moore, including Mirror of Love, an epic poem in prose that recounts the history of same-sex love.

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