2013.05.29 – Greg Pak and Marjorie Liu talk comics, race, gender & sexualities at LaGuardia Community College

From the official announcement:
Race, Gender & Sexualities in American Comic Books with Marjorie Liu, Greg Pak and Paolo Javier – Room MB-10 –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC–
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: 11:45am-1:00pm
Location: LaGuardia Community College, MB-10
Panelists and Moderators: Greg Pak, Marjorie M. Liu, and Ann Matsuuchi (Library), Paolo Javier (English)
Description: Join us for an exciting conversation/Q&A with Marvel/DC comic book writers Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk and next year, Batman/Superman) and Professor Paolo Javier.
At this panel discussion, Marjorie Liu and Greg Pak will take part in a discussion led by Professor Javier. He has assigned Marjorie Liu’s gay marriage issue of Astonishing X-Men (nominated for a 2013 GLAAD Media Award to honor its positive representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community) to students in his classes this semester.
Marjorie Liu is the author of two ongoing New York Times bestselling series: the Dirk & Steele paranormal romance novels and the Hunter Kiss urban fantasy series. Marjorie has co-written the bestselling Dark Wolverine series for Marvel, and wrote the beloved X-23 series for several years. She authored Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, NYX: No Way Home, and X-Men: Dark Mirror, and is the ongoing writer for Astonishing X-Men. http://marjoriemliu.com/
Greg Pak is a filmmaker and comic book writer who directed the award-winning feature film Robot Stories, wrote the epic Planet Hulk and World War Hulk comic book storylines, and co-wrote (with Fred Van Lente)the fan favorite Incredible Hercules series for Marvel Comics. Current and recent projects include the Code Monkey Save World graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton, the acclaimed sci-fi graphic novel and iPad app Vision Machine, X-Treme X- Men, Doctor Strange Season One, and Dead Man’s Run. This June, he debuts as the writer of the New 52 Batman/Superman title for DC Comics. Pak was described as “a talent with a future” by the New York Times. http://www.gregpak.com/
Paolo Javier teaches in the English department at LaGuardia Community College and the Queens Poet Laureate until 2013. Professor Javier also works with visual poetry – creatively connecting images and words.
For more info: Ann Matsuuchi (amatsuuchi@lagcc.cuny.edu / 646-450-2661)