Lunch and Learn: Death and After Noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 An exploration of different understandings and approaches to death and the relationship to death in comics and
Lunch and Learn: Death and After
Noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 8
An exploration of different understandings and approaches to death and the relationship to death in comics and other arts throughout history. Lecture at noon led by Jeff Benham of 7000BC. Lunch will be provided to the first 50 participants.
Jeff Benham is a freelance artist, writer, and educator living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has worked in a broad variety of arts, often focusing on the combination of language and image to communicate stories and concepts. Jeff’s art has won regional and national awards, and he was a highlighted artist at 2018’s Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo. His comics work varies widely, including Grace, a lyrical wordless exploration of snow, memory, and loss’ Nace and Cenu, a wacky 24-hour comic series about a ballerina and her dancing dog, created with his goddaughter Natalie; and Peoplings, a heavily-researched graphic narrative about autism and the roots of special education. Following a presentation on Peoplings at the international Comics and Medicine Conference, he and collaborator Courtney Angermeier wrote the lead article for Atrium: The Report of the Northwestern Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program’s 2012 issue on graphic medicine. Jeff is the educational coordinator for 7000 BC, a non-profit collective of comics creators from around the New Mexico. He has lectured and lead workshops for all ages on a variety of comics-related topics for numerous schools, universities, libraries, museums and conferences.
Jeff will lead a workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will receive instruction on using words and images to tell a story and will create a guide book for someone they know. Students will use comics to consider how to facilitate a transition as a form of healing.
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please call: (575)674-2347 or go to: library.bcomnm.org
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