Capes & Tights: Superhero Comics

Capes & Tights: Superhero Comics

Sunday 31 August 2014, 4:00pm—5:00pm

Philosopher Damon Young collects comics and has written about Wonder Woman as a role model; film maker and cartoonist Jonathan King was an early and ardent fan of superhero comics; Young Adult author Karen Healey has written about gender and fandom and has started a PhD on American superhero comics.

Join Dylan Horrocks as he guides the panel through a wide-ranging and sure-to-be surprising discussion.

In partnership with The Physics Room and RDU

Restriction: All Ages

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WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014
in association with The Press

CAPES & TIGHTS: Superhero Comics

Philosopher Damon Young collects comics and has written about Wonder Woman as a role model for his young daughter; film maker and cartoonist Jonathan King was an early and ardent fan of superhero comics but they lost their lustre for him, even before Hollywood got on board; YA author Karen Healey has written about gender and fandom and has started a PhD on American superhero comics. Has Hollywood ruined comics? What does copyright mean for fanfic? Are superhero comics inherently sexist? And are they ideologically sound? Join local comics hero (and former Batgirl writer) Dylan Horrocks as he guides the panel through a wide-ranging and sure-to-be surprising discussion.

In partnership with The Physics Room and RDU

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