Alex Alice and Ron Wimberly are graphic novelists who retell classic stories in contemporary comic book style.  Join these two pop culture savvy storytellers for a conversation at Columbia University's Butler Library.


Alex Alice started his career as a storyteller with the graphic novel The Third Testament, after graduating from the ESCP Europe management school in 1997. In addition to his work as a comic book author, including the adventure thriller Tomb Raider: Dark Aeons (Glénat, 1999), he has been working in the fields of concept design, painting and illustration. In 2012 his work on Siegfried earned him the Gold Award in Spectrum, the worldwide reference for fantasy and science-fiction art.


Ron Wimberly subverts the conventional pop narrative by telling it in the voice of outsiders.  A graduate of the Pratt Intstitute, he illustrated Sentences: The Life of MF GRIMM, one of Time Magazine’s Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2007, during his nearly ten-year run with DC Comics.  His 2012 graphic novel Prince of Cats is a hip-hop inspired retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


Dates: April 15, 2013
Place: Columbia University, Butler Library

This event is part of the series: Picture This! Conversations with illustrators from Paris and NY organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy .

Columbia University Butler Library (Room 523) 535 West 114th St New York, NY 10027

Alex Alice & Ron Wimberly

When
April 15, 2013 | 6 pm
Where
Columbia University
Butler Library (Room 523)
535 West 114th St
New York, NY 10027
Alex Alice (Siegfried) & Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats)

Alex Alice and Ron Wimberly are graphic novelists who retell classic stories in contemporary comic book style.  Join these two pop culture savvy storytellers for a conversation at Columbia University's Butler Library.


Alex Alice started his career as a storyteller with the graphic novel The Third Testament, after graduating from the ESCP Europe management school in 1997. In addition to his work as a comic book author, including the adventure thriller Tomb Raider: Dark Aeons (Glénat, 1999), he has been working in the fields of concept design, painting and illustration. In 2012 his work on Siegfried earned him the Gold Award in Spectrum, the worldwide reference for fantasy and science-fiction art.


Ron Wimberly subverts the conventional pop narrative by telling it in the voice of outsiders.  A graduate of the Pratt Intstitute, he illustrated Sentences: The Life of MF GRIMM, one of Time Magazine’s Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2007, during his nearly ten-year run with DC Comics.  His 2012 graphic novel Prince of Cats is a hip-hop inspired retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.


Dates: April 15, 2013
Place: Columbia University, Butler Library

This event is part of the series: Picture This! Conversations with illustrators from Paris and NY organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy .

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