Comic Book Workshop hosted by SC Art & Design Department

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Sterling College Art & Design Department will be hosting a comic book workshop on Friday, November 12th from 3-4pm at the Art and Design building on the Sterling College campus. Jesse Mendoza will be the guest speaker.

"Mendoza has a lot of illustration and literature knowledge of the industry. We have several students that will be moving toward an MFA degree in illustration and graphic novels so I thought this would be a great opportunity to help give our students some knowledge of the industry they want to enter as a career," William Morse, chair of the art and design department, said.

Mendoza started collecting comic books while attending college at Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas. Upon graduation with a degree in Biology, he pursued teaching certification and became a 6th and 7th grade science teacher for four years. Anxious to try something different, he left teaching and opened up the first Comics Plus store in Kingsville. He began selling his comic book collection that he had accumulated over a 10 years period. Mendoza has been in the retail comic business for almost 20 years now and continues to enjoy reading a multitude of comics.

Topics to be discussed include the history of comic books, differences in past and present styles, comics as literature, and influential comic books works and creators. There will also be a question and answer period following the presentation.

For more information about Mendoza's workshop, contact Sterling College Art and Design Chair William Morse at (620)278-4361 or . Sterling College's Art and Design Center is located on the corner of 8th and Washington Streets in Sterling and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.