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A Conversation with Ronald Wimberly
September 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ronald Wimberly is an artist who works primarily in design and story. He is an accomplished illustrator and cartoonist, having designed several graphic novels as well as shorter works for The New Yorker, DC/Vertigo, Nike, Marvel, Hill and Wang, and Darkhorse. His works include Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm and Prince of Cats. Ronald was the 2016 Columbus Comics resident and two-time resident cartoonist at Angoulême Maison des Auteurs. Wimberly’s most recent graphic novel is a candid but sensitive portrait of Eugene Bullard, America’s first Black fighter pilot. Wimberly balances the personal and the historical to interrogate concepts of cynicism, idealism, fear, glory, and the pervasiveness of anti-Black racism.
Wimberly’s LAAB Magazine is featured in ‘Gutters Are Elastic’, an exhibition on at Nanaimo Art Gallery exploring the art of comics. LAAB is a platform for intersections between comic art and critical politics, and includes the work from an incredible spectrum of contemporary artists and writers.
Presented as part of Gutters Are Elastic in partnership with the Department of Humanities at Vancouver Island University and Vancouver Island Regional Library.
There is no charge for this event, please note it takes place at Malaspina Theatre, Vancouver Island University (Building 310, 900 5th St, Nanaimo, BC)