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A very special Fanbase Feature! At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderated the “Forging New Pathways for Comics in Academia” panel (originally recorded on Thursday, July 21, 2022) during which Dr. Theresa Rojas (founding director, The Latinx Comic Arts Festival), Amber Padilla (artist, The Secret Garden on 81st Street), and Katlin Marisol Sweeney-Romero (PhD candidate in English, The Ohio State University) discussed the various applications of print and digital comics from an academic perspective and the new pathways that are being forged across mediums in the 21st century.
Cast members: Dr. Theresa Rojas (founding director, The Latinx Comic Arts Festival), Amber Padilla (artist, The Secret Garden on 81st Street), Katlin Marisol Sweeney-Romero (PhD candidate in English, The Ohio State University), and Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief)
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