Second Annual Comics in the City Speaker Series Set for July

The students in CCA’s MFA in Comics program have returned to San Francisco for their second year of study.

To celebrate their return, California College of the Arts will host its second annual Comics in the City, a public summer guest-speaker series featuring four of today's most celebrated comics creators.

Join us each Friday in July when Comics in the City will highlight various aspects of the comics medium -- from independent publishing to the craft of writing and the future of digital comics.

Guest speakers from last year's inaugural Comics in the City included Cathy Malkasian, James Robinson, Jason Shiga, and Dash Shaw.

All events this summer take place at 6 p.m. and are held in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus.

Featured Guest Speakers

Molly Hahn
Thursday, July 3

Molly Hahn (aka Mollycules) is a daily web cartoonist and the creator of "Buddha Doodles," whimsically illustrated reminders of the inherent happiness and wisdom that we carry with us at all times. Her careens appear regularly on Huffington Post and are shared by thousands everyday via social media. 

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Eric Stephenson
Friday, July 11

Eric Stephenson is the publisher of Image Comics and an advocate for comics creator rights. He is the 2014 recipient of the ComicsPRO Industry Appreciation award and the author of several books including the recent Image Comics series, "Nowhere Men."

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Keith Knight
Friday, July 18

Keith Knight is a cartoonist, newspaper strip, political cartoonist, rapper, social activist, father, and educator. He is one of the most highly regarded cartoonists in America and the creator of three popular comics strips, "The Knight Life," "(Th)ink," and "The K Chronicles."

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GB Tran
Friday, July 25

GB Tran (Vietnamerica) is an Eisner award-nominated illustrator and graphic novelist. He's the writer and artist of Vietnamerica, the story of his family’s trauma, tragedy, and triumph during the Vietnam War, and reinvention in its aftermath as refugees in the United States.

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About MFA in Comics

In our low-residency MFA program, masters of the art form will work with you to perfect your writing and drawing skills, while you study everything from comics theory to publication design. You’ll also learn from renowned artists in other disciplines, including graphic design, printmaking, and animation.

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