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LSU College of Art & Design Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Writer/Artist Howard Chaykin Oct. 28

10/18/2011 01:06 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU is excited to welcome legendary comic book artist and writer Howard Chaykin to deliver a lecture entitled “Popular Frontiers: Graphic Design in the Service of Narrative,” on Friday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., in Room 103 of the Design Building. The lecture is free and open to the public, and professional AIA and ASLA continuing education credit is available for this lecture.


Over the course of his four decades in American comics, Chaykin has been hailed as a visionary storyteller and an aesthetic innovator whose sophisticated, ambitious work continues to redefine the boundaries of the medium. Chaykin made an indelible mark on the comics scene in the 1980s with his “American Flagg!” series, an award-winning comic that blended lurid pulp thrills and biting political satire and introduced a new visual language to comics, one based on his experience as an advertising artist and paperback cover designer. Chaykin’s distinctive approach to the medium has been featured in comics offering unique takes on familiar characters such as “Batman” and “Captain America,” as well as in more personal works such as his “Time2” graphic novels or the recent “Dominic Fortune.”


Chaykin’s lecture will include topics such as the role of graphic design in narrative, the evolution of the comics industry and his own career as a trailblazing creator.


This presentation of the LSU Art & Design Distinguished Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the LSU Department of English, the LSU School of Art, the LSU College of Art & Design, the LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the LSU Jewish Studies.


Additional information on the lecture is available online at, the LSU College of Art & Design Facebook page, or by contacting Debra Langlois at or 225-578-5868.


Those unable to attend the lecture will be able to view a recording online at

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