OVER the past 13 years, Paul Tunis has been creating comics that investigate the intersection of sequential art and language. At the next Adams State University Faculty Lecture Series, Tunis, assistant professor of English, will present “Images as Language: My Experiments with the Grammar of Comics,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in McDaniel Hall 101.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Tunis will present a selection of his internationally recognized work in the field of comics poetry and share how unlocking the communicative power of image grammar helped him resolve issues of identity, artistic expression and trauma. Plus, some of it is funny. The lecture will combine art and design, creative writing, personal narrative, as well as comics theory and culture.
Tunis is an Ignatz Award nominated comics artist. His work has been published in many national literary journals, some anthologies and a couple books.