Learn About the Sequential Art of Comic Books

Join us for a special lecture with veteran Marvel Comics writer, artist, and editor Carl Potts, as he shares a practitioner’s perspective on creating compelling narratives in sequential visual media such as comics, film, and television. Carl’s work has contributed to notable superhero characters including the Incredible Hulk and Doctor Strange; he created the cult classic Alien Legion and pioneered the adventures of the infamous comics anti-hero the Punisher (now a major character in Netflix’s Daredevil series). He is the author of The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics, from which he’ll present recent industry insights on the art of this flourishing medium. Co-sponsored by the Princeton Writing Program and the Program in American Studies.

Date & Time: Thursday, March 24, 4:30 Р6:00 PM

Location: Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building, Princeton University

Open to all of Princeton University and the greater community. Signing after the lecture.

Seating is limited, ages 14 and up.

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CarlPottsCarl Potts was an Executive Editor at Marvel Comics for close to thirteen years, overseeing a third of Marvel's publications. Top comics creators Carl discovered and mentored include Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams, Art Adams, Larry Stroman and Jon Bogdanov. His creative discoveries include June Brigman and Mike Mignola. When he should have been sleeping, Carl wrote and drew comics, covers and posters for Marvel. Among Carl's projects was a celebrated run as writer/layout artist on Punisher War Journal and his writing on Venom, Prowler and Shadowmasters. He created Alien Legion and was creator/artist on the Last of the Dragons graphic novel. He currently teaches in NYC at the School of Visual Arts and online for Academy of Art University. In 2013, Carl's book, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling was published by DC/Watson-Guptill (Random House).

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Writing Program and the Program in American Studies.



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