Cartoonist and author of graphic novel, Berlin
October 15, 7 pm
Jason Lutes is a cartoonist and game designer who lives in Vermont, where he teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Among his published work is the graphic novel Berlin, a portrait of the German city during the rise of fascism, which has been published in 15 different languages.
Considered one of the masterworks of the graphic novel golden age, Berlin is “rich with well-researched historical detail, compassionate in its character studies, and as timely as ever in its depiction of a society slowly awakening to the stranglehold of fascism.” In this talk, Jason Lutes will discuss his development as a cartoonist, touching on the various influences—from William Faulker to Dungeons & Dragons, Wim Wenders to Star Wars—that inspired his creative process and culminated in the creation of his 600-page opus.