Berkeley/Stanford Symposium 2017

Not At Home ­– Migration, Pilgrimage, and Displacement in Art, Design, and Visual Culture
SFMoMA, April 8, 2017

"Reinstating and Reinforcing Value in Cultural Narration for Cartoonists of Color"
Paper Discussion w/ Q&A

 
 

"Reinstating and Reinforcing Value in Cultural Narration
for Cartoonists of Color"

Abstract:

Comics remain a powerful medium for cartoonists of color as graphic narration becomes a way through which diverse communities are unified, global identities are formed, and how individual voices are strengthened.

Its accessibility and pictorial quality bridges language barriers and creates close knit communities of creators and appreciators both young and mature.

The cultural narration of alternative POVs in memoir/autobiographical comics is able to reinstate value into societal importance for people of color and marginalized groups.

 If “home” is a place of acceptance and identity, then “not-at-home” is alienation and opposition. To find “home” is to create and foster a space for self-acceptance and cultural identity for cartoonists of color.