NYU-SCPS to Hold Panel Discussion More Than Comic Books: Graphic Novels and Non-Novels


Hosted by Comic Book Historian Peter Sanderson at Event Hosted by Continuing Education Programs in Writing and Speech, March 6

As lovers of comic books grow up, they do not face the end of their animated interests, but rather the allure of genre: the graphic novel. In this panel discussion, two leading authors and commentators, Jonathon Ames and Jessica Abel, of the graphic novel world will join Moderator Peter Sanderson—the noted comic book historian and adjunct professor at NYU-SCPS— in a discussion of the graphic novel and non-novels.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email christopher.james@nyu.edu or call 212.998.6876

  • What: “More than Comic Books: Graphic Novels and Non-Novels” Panel Discussion
  • When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 6
  • Where: KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street (near Second Avenue)

About the Panelists:

Jonathon Ames: coauthor, The Alcoholic; author, Wake Up, Sir! Ames holds degrees from Princeton and Colombia in Fine Arts and Fiction, and has been a visiting faculty member at Columbia University, and The New School.

Jessica Abel: author, La Perdida; co-author, Drawing Words and Writing Pictures. Abel began self-publishing her own comic series “Artbabe” in 1992, beginning a prolific career in comic and graphic novels. Abel teaches at the School of Visual Arts.


About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies—Founded in 1934, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private research universities in the United States. Through its faculty, curricula and vibrant professional and academic networks, NYU-SCPS captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally. Rigorous and timely programs in a variety of areas attract full-time undergraduate and graduate students immersed in university life, working professionals in 14 graduate programs, motivated adults earning undergraduate degrees (through the Paul McGhee Division), and New Yorkers of all backgrounds enrolled in approximately 2,500 continuing education courses, certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually.

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