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Events Archive: 2016-17

The Big Draw: Q&A with Comic Artist Alumni


Comics creators and VCU alumni Charles Vess (B.F.A. '74/A) and Reilly Brown (B.F.A. '03/A) come to campus to talk about their careers and the comics industry. Vess' award-winning work has appeared on the covers of Marvel and DC publications as well as in books and art galleries. Brown is a writer and artist on comics including The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hercules and, perhaps most notably, Deadpool. A book sale and signing follow the talk.

The event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.


This event is organized by VCU Alumni with the cooperation of VCU Libraries. It is a part of the VCU Make It Real Campaign Launch. The launch is generously sponsored by the MCV Foundation and the VCU Foundation.

Image: Stardust illustration, by Charles Vess/Deadpool illustration, by Reilly Brown