Brazil Gateway Webinar Series: Contemporary Comics
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 , 5 p.m. EDT
Contact: Kaitlyn Witsaman
Join the Brazil Gateway for our third webinar in this summer's series to learn about Brazil's contemporary comics industry. The two presenters will share changes in the comics industry on how they are now published, bought and read. The discussion will help the audience understand basic questions related to the way the Brazilian population engages with comics. They will present some examples of comics and highlight popular artists currently working in Brazil. The audience is encouraged to ask questions.
- Aline Zouvi graduated and earned her master's degree at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), studying Alison Bechdel’s autobiographical works. She works with comics, illustrations and cartoons. She is also a teacher and translator. She has published numerous comics and, currently, she is working on her first graphic novel for the prestigious Brazilian publishing house Companhia das Letras.
- Fernando Morato teaches literature in Brazil. He received his PhD at The Ohio State University, in the newly created program of Studies of the Lusophone World, focusing in Early modern poetry. He also works with music, cinema and is a graphic artist. His most recent work as an artist consist of illustrations for the poetry volume, “O tio da caminhonete” (The pickup truck dude), by Pablo Simpson.
If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.