In the past twenty years we’ve seen television move from the realm of pedestrian art to the realms of the auteur. And yet even as comic book movies dominate commercially, comics in America have yet to escape the image of being the property of teen boys. This panel will look at how, and why, certain art forms (from television to comic books and slam poetry) move from low art to high art. It would also look at how those same art forms are considered within the realm of French and American culture.
Panelists include: Producer David Simon (The Wire); graphic novelists Kelly Sue Deconnick (Captain Marvel) and Catherine Meurisse (La Légèreté) and spoken word artist D’de Kabal (Chants Barbares), moderated by Ta-Nehisi Coates.