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Comic Book Creator to Discuss Comic History

September 1, 2011 — Cartoonist and comic theorist Scott McCloud will give a free lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the University of Wyoming Arts and Sciences auditorium.

McCloud's 215 page non-fiction comic book, "Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art," explores the definition of comics as well as the medium's historical development and its central vocabulary. Widely popular, "Understanding Comics" has been praised by well-known graphic novel and comic authors such as Art Spiegelman and Will Eisner.

McCloud will visit various UW English classes throughout the day Thursday, Sept. 8.

For more information, visit McCloud's website at

This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Council and the Department of English. Individuals needing assistance to attend this event may contact the CAC at (307) 766-6340. For more information, visit

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