Saturday, April 21st: Reportage in Balloons: The Emerging Field of Comic Journalism

Reportage in Balloons: The Emerging Field of Comic Journalism
UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn)
7:30pm
$9 suggested donation

Comic journalism as a term and practice is continuing to expand. This emerging field has found a strong base both in comic readers as well as those interested in non fiction storytelling.

As a method of long form journalism, graphic reportage offers nuances and observations not always available in traditional reporting. It also appeals to different audiences who appreciate visual stimulation paired with complex situations. It allows for depictions of events where cameras are forbidden (e.g. Guy Delisle’s “Pyongyang”, about this experience in North Korea), offering readers a poignant vision without threatening journalism ethics.

Our guests will present an overview of their work, and following participate in a discussion on how they define this field and their place in it, different approaches to the craft, and finally take questions from the audience.