Dan Mishkin: How comics (and comic writers) work
Explore the craft of creating comics from a writer's point of view. Discover the surprising assortment of secrets in the cartoonist's bag of tricks, as well as the many ways that writers and artists collaborate to put them to use. And learn how narratives made up of words and pictures on the page uniquely differ from other modes of storytelling -- even other visual media like film and television. Writer Dan Mishkin will also talk about how he cobbled together a life that includes a career in the popular arts after graduating from a liberal arts residential college at MSU.
Comic book writer Dan Mishkin, who has worked on "Wonder Woman," "Superman" and "Batman," will talk about how comics are created and how artists and writers collaborate on Wednesday at Michigan State University. In addition to working on popular adaptations, including "Star Trek," Mishkin is the co-creator behind the DC Comics characters Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld and Blue Devil.
The presentation is part of MSU's Wednesday Night Live series, and it's free. Wednesday Night Live provides a space for students and community members to get a behind-the-scenes look at creative career paths.
Wednesday Night Live: Dan Mishkin, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. RCAH Auditorium, Snyder-Phillips Hall, 362 Bogue St., East Lansing. Free.
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