COMMUNITY EVENTS & CLASSES
“Not Just for Kids: The Rise of the Graphic Novel.” Fred Douglas Speakers Series. Mar. 21, 2018.
"Comics Studies in the Classroom (Senior Years)." MATE Professional Development Day. Oct. 20, 2017. CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES.
"What We Do When We Do Comics Studies." Comics in Academia Panel. Prairie Comics Festival. May 6, 2017. CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES
"Roots and Routes in Contemporary Canadian Fiction." Power of Print: Canadian Literature at 150. University Women's Club of Winnipeg. May 2, 2017. CLICK HERE FOR LECTURE SLIDES.
"Appreciating the Graphic Novel." Two hour community class. McNally Robinson Booksellers. Oct. 19, 2015. 7:000-9:00pm.
"Wonder Tales: Contemporary Canadian Women Writers and the Speculative Short Story." Power of Print: 2015. University Women's Club of Winnipeg. April 14, 2015.
“From Patriotism to Pacifism: Canadian Poetry of the First World War.” Two hour community class. McNally Robinson Booksellers. Aug. 28, 2014.
“In Conversation with Chester Brown.” Public event to mark 10th Anniversary of Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography. McNally Robinson Booksellers, co-sponsored by St. Boniface Museum. Winnipeg. Oct. 22, 2014.
“Louis Riel: An Appreciation.” Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels. Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2015. 136-37.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS REVIEWS (click on covers for links to reviews)
"Story of Tibetan Football a Triumph." Rev. of Dreams in Thin Air by Michael Nybrandt and Thomas E. Mikkelsen. May 25, 2017.
"Drawn and Determined." Rev. of Roughneck by Jeff Lemire. May 6, 2017.
"Drawing on Real Life: Graphic Novels Grapple with Gripping Non-Fiction Comics." Rev. of Spaniel Rage by Vanessa Davis, Becoming Unbecoming by Una, The Case of Alan Turing by Eric Liberge and Arnaud Delalande, and The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollmann. Feb. 25, 2017.
"Drawing the Past." Rev. of The Greatest of Marlys! by Lynda Barry. Aug. 20, 2016.
"Holy Controversy." Rev. of Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown. Apr. 23, 2016.
"Hitting a Nerve." Rev. of Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine. Nov. 14, 2015.
"Vivid Ventures." Rev. of A Year Without Mom by Dasha Tolstikova, Through the Woods by Emily Carroll, Out on the Wire by Jessica Abel, Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton. Oct. 10, 2015.
"On the Run: Hill's New Novel a Timely Look at the Plight of Refugees." Rev. of The Illegal by Lawrence Hill. Sep. 12, 2015.
"Scintillating Strip." Rev. of Melody by Sylvie Rancourt. Aug. 15, 2015.
"Tamaki's Hot Streak Continues with First Solo Graphic-Novel Outing." Rev. of SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki. May 16, 2015.
"Fantastic Frames: McCloud's Full-Length Graphic Novel Debut Beautifully Rendered." Rev. of The Sculptor by Scott McCloud. Apr. 10, 2015.
"Exploration of Past, Present and Future Surrounds Single Home." Rev. of Here by Richard McGuire. Jan. 31, 2015.
"A Graphic History: Father's Militant Path Cuts Across Continents, Decades." Rev. of Fatherland by Nina Bunjevac. Dec. 27, 2014.
"Stars Struck: Scandals, Struggles with Excess in Hollywood Not New." Rev. of Scandals of Classic Hollywood by Anne Helen Peterson. Nov. 15, 2014.
“Fresh Takes on Great War.” Rev. of The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks and Canaan White and Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics by Chris Duffy. Aug. 23, 014.
“Order Up: Artist Draws on Her Past for Tales of 1970s Diner.” Rev. of Over Easy by Mimi Pond. Jun. 7, 2014.
"Comedy, Catastrophe in LesbianStories.” Rev. of On Loving Women by Alanis Obomsawin. Mar. 1, 2014.
“Rebel With a Cause.” Rev. of Rebel Woman: The Margaret Sanger Story by Peter Bagge. Feb. 15, 2014.
"Rowing Book Deserves a Medal." Rev. of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Jul. 27, 2013.
"Bechdel's Narrative Carries Inventive Book." Rev. of Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel. Jun. 2, 2012.
"Wartime Graphic Novel Often Cinematic in Scope." Rev. of Canada At War: A Graphic History of World War Two by Paul Keery and Illustrated by Michael Wyatt. May 12, 2012.
"White-Black Divide Basis for Loyalist Novel." Rev. of Sissiboo River Redemption by Jim Freedman. Mar. 3, 2012.