Comic Can

Ian Boothby, Michael Hingston, E. Paul Zehr

Comic Can

Moderator: Ken Boesem

Event Number: 32
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

Comic Can

Ian Boothby, Michael Hingston, E. Paul Zehr

Thursday, October 18
10:15am - 11:45am
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Whether it be Marvel, DC Comics or The Simpsons, teens are obsessed with the comic book world. Comics and graphic novels offer a creative way to immerse yourself in a story, whether for escapism or entertainment, and, with wildly original works each year, its fan base continues to expand. Three such champions are Ian Boothby, best known for his work as the lead writer on Simpsons Comics; Michael Hingston, Calvin & Hobbes superfan; and E. Paul Zehr, author of a series of books examining the possible reality of superpowers. Today these three accomplished authors discuss their passion for comics; how they see the art form developing; and why it can inspire, entertain and educate.

Ken Boesem is an acclaimed Canadian cartoonist, writer and illustrator who’s been featured in Maclean’s, Geist, and Broken Pencil.

Grades 8–12 & adults.

Presented in partnership with SFU’s Faculty of Communications, Art & Technology.

Event Participants:

Ian Boothby

British Columbia

Ian Boothby is an Eisner Award– and Canadian Comedy Award–winning writer who has been creating sketch comedy for television since he was thirteen. Best known for his work on The Simpsons comics, Boothby currently writes cartoons for The New Yorker and MAD Magazine, and co-created ExorSisters for Image Comics with artist Gisèle Lagacé. He also co-created the Scholastic graphic novel Sparks! with artist Nina Matsumoto.

@IanBoothby 

Michael Hingston

Michael Hingston

Alberta

Michael Hingston is the author of Let’s Go Exploring, a critical and cultural look at the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. His writing has appeared in WiredThe Washington PostThe Atlantic and The Guardian. He is also the co-creator of the Short Story Advent Calendar. Hingston lives in Edmonton.

michaelhingston.com, @mhingston 

 

E. Paul Zehr

British Columbia

E. Paul Zehr, PhD, is an award-winning science communicator & author, neuroscience professor & martial artist. His books Becoming BatmanInventing Iron ManProject Superhero and Chasing Captain America use superheroes as metaphors exploring the science of human potential. In 2015 he won the Science Educator Award from the Society for Neuroscience and Project Superhero won the Silver Medal for Juvenile fiction from the Independent Book Sellers of North America. He also blogs at Psychology Today and Scientific American magazines.

@E_PaulZehr