Conference Program

All events are FREE and open to the public. Program is still being finalized--times and events are subject to change.

Thursday, February 23:: Alachua County Public Library Downtown Headquarters
7-9pm Molly Bang, Keynote on "Exploring Comics"
Introduction by John Cech

Friday, February 24:: Reitz Union, Room 282
8:30 - 8:45am General Introduction to the Conference

8:45-10am Panel:
Sandra Soares: "From El Dorado to Oz to Tralla La: The Utopian Lost Worlds of Carl Barks"
Minam Kim: "Development of Using Sequential Frames Over Time and Gender Difference of Managing Stories Through Sequential Frames"
Joe Murphy: "Are Comics 'Childish'?"

10 - 10:15am Break

Guest Speakers: Phil Nel on "Annotated Anarchy: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats;" and Charles Hatfield on "Charles Schulz's Peanuts as a depiction of Childhood"

11:45am - 12pm Break

12-1pm Guest Speaker: Matt Thorn on "Commercialization and the Loss of Innocence: Children's Manga from the 1920s to the Present"

1-2pm Lunch on your own

2-3pm Molly Bang, workshop on Picture This

3 - 3:15pm Break

3:15-5pm Panel: Stephanie, Tof, Phil, and Rita at the Special Collections Library

7-8pm Bill Willingham, Keynote in the Special Collections Reading Room

Saturday, February 25:: Alachua County Public Library Downtown Headquarters

9-10:15am Panel:
Sam Hester: "Crossovers and Changeovers: Looking across genre at Lynn Johnston and Margaret Mahy"
Eric Stainbrook: "Comics Texts: Reading the Textual Space Between Word and Image"
Mark Best: "'The Real Meaning Comes Alive': Comic Book Adaptations of the Bible as and Against Children's Literature'"

10:15 - 10:30am Break

Daniel Yezbick: "Riddles of Engagement in the Comic Art and Children's Games of George Carlson"
Isaac Cates: "Mr Punch's Artful Obscurity"
Gorg Mallia: "Learning from the Sequence: the Use of Comics in Instruction"

11:45 - 12pm Break

12-1pm Nate Powell, Keynote

1-2pm Lunch on your own

2-3:15pm Panel:
Pam McCombs: "Animation and Hayao Miyazaki"
Ken Parille: "Hey Perverts! Comics!: Dirty Stories for Children"
Suzanne Covey: "Comics as Data"

3:15 - 3:30pm Break

3:30-4:45pm Panel:
John Ronan: "Frederick Burr Opper's 'The Museum of Wonders': Phantasmagoria and Function"
Phil Sandifer: "When Real Things Happen to Imaginary Tigers"
Cari Crumrine: "From Page to Paragraph: Adaptations of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" Moderator: Roger Whitson

4:45 - 5pm Break

5-6pm Donald Ault