A photo of Charles Johnson and one of his grandchildren taken in Johnson's office.
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Umrath Lounge & Ginkgo Reading Room

Drawing at the Margins: A Black Cartoonist’s Journey Through the Arts

Join us for the keynote address of Blind Spots: 13th Annual Illustration Research Symposium, featuring Charles Johnson. The award-winning and prolific writer, philosopher, educator, and cartoonist will discuss the evolution of black comic art. From the damage caused by stereotypical racial images in comics to the pioneering, and little-known, black cartoonists working during the era of segregation, Johnson will offer personal insights into his own journey from the visual arts to the literary arts.

The keynote address will be held in Umrath Lounge beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by a reception at 7 pm in the Ginkgo Reading Room at John M. Olin Library.

Free and open to all.

Co-sponsored by University Libraries, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and The Graduate Center.