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NIU Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Graphic Novel Exhibition Suite Programs
116 Altgeld Hall
DeKalb, IL 60115

March 20th, 2012 - May 15th, 2012
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00, Saturday 12:00 - 4:00
IL, Northern Illinois University DeKalb
lectures, films, workshops
free unless otherwise specified

Wednesday, March 21, 7:15 p.m., Altgeld 315, “Adaptation” Paul Karasik examines the process of creating the graphic adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass.

Thursday, March 22*, 12:10 – 1 p.m., Campus Life 100, “The Ride Together” Paul Karasik shares insights into the collaborative process of writing a book about autism in the family.

4:30-6 p.m., Museum, Altgeld 1st Floor, West End, Reception with Eisner Award winning cartoonist, Paul Karasik

6 p.m., Altgeld 315, “How to Read a Comic” Paul Karasik examines the basic language of the comics through deconstruction of a few classic comics.


Thursday, April 5, 4:30-6, Museum, Altgeld 1st Floor, West End, Reception, All Shows Now Open!

Saturday, April 7, 10 – 2, location TBD, Woodcut Workshop, High school age – adult, $$, Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, April 10, 5 p.m., Altgeld 315, “The Medieval Art of Narrative” Ann Van Dijk, Professor, Art History

Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, Persepolis Film and Discussion led by Steven Torres-Roman, DeKalb Public Library. Animated film based on graphic novels by Marjane Satrapi tells of coming of age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. PG-13, $5; $4 students; $2 students, Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

 Saturday, April 14, 9-6, Get-On-The-Bus Trip, Illuminated manuscripts at Newberry Library and “Artists and Letter Forms” at Chicago Cultural Center.  $$, Pre-registration required.

Wednesday, April 18, 12-1 Brownbag Lecture, Watson 110, “Perspective Games in 19th-century French Word/image Narratives” Philippe Willems, Professor, Foreign Languages

 5 p.m., Altgeld 315, “Wordless Novels: The Original Graphic Novels” David A. Berona, Dean, Library and Academic Support Services, Plymouth State University, New Hampshire

 Tuesday, April 24, 12:10 p.m., Museum, Altgeld 1st Floor, West End, Francisco Goya: Satirical Caprices, Curator’s Gallery Talk

 Wednesday, April 25 Misery-Loves-Company Double Feature, Egyptian Theatre

7 p.m. American Splendor, life and times of everyman, Harvey Pekar

9 p.m. Ghost World, modern day teen angst based on Daniel Clowes’ comic book R, $8, $6 seniors; $4 students, Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

 Saturday, May 5

7 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, V for Vendetta, Alan Moore’s anarchic figure wages war against totalitarian government. R, $5; $4 seniors; $2 students, Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

 Tuesday, May 15, 5 p.m., Museum, Altgeld 1st Floor, West End, Francisco Goya: Satirical Caprices, Curator’s informal Gallery Talk

6 p.m., Altgeld 315, “Rodolphe Töpffer and the Birth of the Comic Strip – 1820s-1850s.” Philippe Willems, Professor, Foreign Languages

 Watch our website for additional programming to be added! Schedule is subject to change. Please check the website for most current information –

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

 The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 N. Second Street in DeKalb.

Adult and Senior Film Series Tickets for the Egyptian Theatre at $15 and $12 may be purchased online:


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