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Tacoma Tree Foundation: Making Comics in the Era of Climate Change with José Alaniz

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The forest trails might feel drier, the sidewalks hotter, the winters too wet or not cold enough. As our climate changes, so does our experience of home. Our senses–sight, sound, scent, and touch–might be on alert or disoriented. How do we make sense of all this? Making comics offers the opportunity to share our climate change stories by bringing text and image together. In this hands-on workshop with comics artist and media scholar, José Alaniz, we will learn how comics artists are making sense of climate change through their work, and create and share our experiences by making a strip of our own! Join us at the beautiful Blue Cactus Press store and space for this fun and serious workshop!

This event is capped at 20.

Location: Blue Cactus Press. Tioga Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave Office #105, Tacoma, WA 98402

About José Alaniz

José Alaniz, professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Cinema and Media Studies (adjunct) at the University of Washington, Seattle, has published academic books on Russian/Eastern European comics, disability in comics and superheroes. He also makes comics, including for the collections The Phantom Zone and Other Stories (Amatl Comix, 2020), The Compleat Moscow Calling (Amatl, 2023) and Puro Pinche True Fictions (2023, FlowerSong Press). His current scholarly book project is Comics of the Anthropocene: Graphic Narrative at the End of Nature.


July 27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Tacoma Tree Foundation
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Blue Cactus Press
1901 Jefferson Ave Office #105
Tacoma, 98402
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