Lecture: Krazy Kat New Orleans and the Birth of the Modern Comic Strip

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact: Lorraine Chotin · lchotin@loyno.edu · 504-865-3034

Location: Thomas Hall, Whitney Room

Krazy Kat: New Orleans and the Birth of the Modern Comic Strip: Michael Tisserand

New Orleans Author George Herriman's "Krazy Kat" is widely considered the best comic strip in history and has influenced everything from Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse to Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" and Bill Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes." In pictures, comics and film, Michael Tisserand shows how Herriman's childhood in New Orleans' Tremé neighborhood and his experiences "passing" for white influenced a comic strip that is still considered revolutionary today.

Michael Tisserand is a New Orleans author and former editor of Gambit whose most recent book, Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, was named in the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017, and was honored with the Eisner Award for best book about comics. Tisserand's other books include Sugarcane Academy and The Kingdom of Zydeco, which received the ASCAP Deems Taylor award for music writing.

This is a presentation of Loyola's Lifelong Learning program. For more information, visit loyno.edu/lifelong.


  • Art
  • Music + Fine Arts
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