Comic and actress Maysoon Zayid is one of the first female Muslim-American comedians in the U.S. Now, Zayid is a “comic in residence” at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, teaching students the art of making people laugh. We visit one of her classrooms to show you what she does.
A new exhibit at the Tempe Center for the Arts highlights the influences of comic books, television, movies and science fiction. “American Pop: Comic Books to Science Fiction…and Beyond” features displays of vintage super heroes, science fiction memorabilia and original artwork. Gallery coordinator Michelle Dock will share interesting pieces that demonstrate the powerful effects that science fiction and popular culture have on our everyday lives.
Project Humanities at Arizona State University will launch its spring kickoff series “Heroes, Superheroes, and Superhumans,” February 10-16 to examine what constitutes heroes and heroism in pop culture and everyday life. Tony Parker, a Marvel and DC Comic artist and professor of Art at Phoenix College, will discuss the series and the topic of heroes.
His artwork has appeared in comic books and history books; on beer cans, in newspapers, and even on TV. He’s painted the west with his colorful commentary and striking illustrations of history’s most notorious outlaws and legendary lawmen. We’ll take a look at the art and career of Bob Boze Bell, Executive Editor of True West Magazine.