Reading Chicago Through Graphic Novels: Emil Ferris, Chris Ware, and Eve Ewing (In Person)

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - Thursday, December 1, 2022

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Four Sessions. Class will not meet on November 24.


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

In this discussion-based class, we will explore the portrayal of distinct Chicago neighborhoods in contemporary graphic novels, focusing on 1960s Uptown, 2000s Humboldt Park, and 2010s South Side.

Emil Ferris' My Favorite Thing is Monster, Chris Ware's Building Stories, and Eve Ewing's Ironheart series will provide three lenses to view Chicago through their specific interpretation of the 'graphic novel.' Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art will serve as a guiding text as we navigate these three works.

Four sessions. $215/$193.50. Led by Brian T. Lynch.

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Registration Fees

Registration is $215

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us

The Adult Education team is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.


Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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