Since their debut in the 1930s, comic books have been a regular part of our pop-culture landscape. While often dismissed as escapist entertainment, these pulp treasures also provide a fascinating lens through which to view our nation’s past, present and potential future.
In this interactive presentation, journalist and educator T. Andrew Wahl explores how everything from social movements to business concerns to changing demographics have shaped the reality seen in the pages of comics. Drawing from comics including Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and others, Wahl shows how four-color heroes aren’t merely confined to paper—they shape the world we live in.
T. Andrew Wahl is a journalist who has worked as an editor and editorial cartoonist. Wahl is a lifelong comic book aficionado, focusing on the Bronze Age (1975-85) of the American comic book. Wahl studied comic-books as a part of his MA in the humanities at Fort Hays State University. He currently teaches journalism at Everett Community College.
Wahl lives in Stanwood.
- 10:00 am, Saturday,
April 20, 2019
- Lake Stevens Educational Service Center
12309 22nd St. NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258 United States
- 7:00 pm, Saturday,
April 27, 2019
- Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 United States
- 5:30 pm, Tuesday,
April 30, 2019
- Tumwater Timberland Library
7023 New Market St
Tumwater, WA 98501 United States
For more information on how to book a speaker, please contact Hannah Schwendeman at (206) 682-1770 x101 or by email.